2018-11-07 Afghans, embroidery, crochet, more embroidery added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.       C-YS717 Spool Cotton Co. Book No. 140 – Afghans I-CL002 Heinrich Kuehn – Album 584 I-TT003 Heinrich Kuehn – Neueste Vorlagen fur Hakel-Arbeiten No. 88 E-CR008 P. Trube 7908 – Multicolor alphabet The afghans do look inviting, lovely color combinations and of course the illustrations […]

2018-11-06 Star Beginner’s Manual and a booklet on batik stamps added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.    I-AB003 Javanese Batik Designs From Metal Stamps I-KR002 Star 42 – Beginner’s Manual Though delayed, here are the publications that should have uploaded yesterday and didn’t – that should be corrected in half an hour or so. The batik book shows the stamped designs and two […]

2018-11-05 An embroidered purse, a corner embroidery design, and a book about lacet added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   I-CB001 Embroidered Purse F-IS089 Carnation Corner Design B-YS077 Patrons Favoris 60 – Le Lacet Again three publications, this time more embroidery. The purse shows how the simple overall patterns that populate many samplers can be used for useful objects. I’ve seen an embroidered needle book as […]

2018-11-04 Crochet gifts, Drawn thread work, and an embroidery pattern added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Warning: the site is still being updated, and it might take another half hour before all is done.   I-KR001 Star 80 – Crochet Gay and Gifty Ideas F-DY002 Muller 941 – Chickens B-YS045 Cousine Claire – Les Jours a Fils Tirés Some of these have been […]

2018-11-03 Luther Hooper’s Tablet Weaving added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. C-YS065 Luther Hooper – Tablet Weaving A beginners book about tablet weaving, Volume 2 of a series about weaving with small appliances. The part about designing the patterns is interesting; I usually make chevrons when tablet weaving and that’s it. But there are many more options, maybe […]

2018-11-02 Embroidery patterns and a ribbonwork and lace item added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Three new publications! I-BD001 Silk pouch with lace and silk ribbons I-II001 Album 48 with Dutch motifs, ships and windmills I-RK002 Magasin des Demoiselles: edge design The silk pouch might still be available on Etsy. The seller was so kind to give us permission to use the […]

2018-11-01 A Conover booklet, a Vere Foster drawing book and five purses added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Three new publications! A-MH023 Five embroidered purses I-WS002 Vere Foster’s Copy Book – Rustic Figures B-YS102 Conovers How To Make Boy’s Clothes Marleens collection still has lots of patterns to go! And the Conover book has also spent too long on the stack – there’s still four […]

2018-10-31 Workbasket and an embroidery booklet added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Two new publications! I-CL001 – Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin, Album 565 H-ML020 – Aunt Martha’s Workbasket Volume 2 Number 7 The Heinrich Kuehn album is from a well-known series, that we will never ever get complete, although we’ll keep on trying! Handpainted patterns on one side, blank on […]

2018-10-30 Ribbon Magic Lessons added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. C-YS716 How to practice Ribbon Magic in 10 easy lessons A thin booklet from before WW2 (in the USA, anyway – Europe was at war already). Nowadays we’d call it upcycle: use ribbons to bind frayed edges, decorate blouses and nightwear, childrens dresses, lamp shades, curtains and […]

2018-10-29 Claude Bragdon’s Projective Ornament added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. H-XX013 – Claude Bragdon – Projective Ornament Either you love this type of ornament, or you dislike it (the word hate is reserved for other occasions). I bought a Dover reprint of this book many years ago, when I was poor and internet not yet a resource. […]