2018-10-28 Knitting book for jackets added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. G-KR006 Bernat Handicrafter book 50 A collection of patterns for knitting jackets. Unfortunately nearly half of the patterns are missing, but there’s still enough choice. Scans donated by Kathryn Roloff, edited by Yvonne DeBandi. Thank you both!   FUNDRAISING The fundraising campaign for 2018 is running! So […]

2018-10-27 Small German embroidery booklet added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. I-VR001 Moderne Stickvorlagen / Dessins de Broderies modernes A small (12 x 9 cm) fold-out booklet, with six embroidery plates in green and red, and the back is blank. It’s likely beginning 20thC if I go by style. No publisher, designer, year. Indeed apart from the front page […]

2018-10-26 Examples of woodgraining added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication.   I-RD001 Le Peintre en Decors Bois A small book with eight plates about how to paint fake wood. This woodgraining was done in the 19th century, and there are fabulous manuals for them, mostly beyond my budget. This one was donated by one of the antiquarians […]

2018-10-25 Calla Lily crochet book added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. I-WS001 Lily Crochet Design Book No. 65 – Calla Lily Crochet Designs Unfortunately the last two pages have been stuck together at some point, and part of the patterns described there are missing. Tablecloths and placemats, doilies and towel decorations, all calla lily designs. Scans donated by […]

2018-10-24 Nine inlaid chessboards added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. I-YS002 Nine inlaid chessboards These are part of my own collection. The first one we bought on our honeymoon, and after a few years when I saw a beautiful other item of the same size (20 inches or so) I would buy that one too, if it […]

2018-10-23 Heinrich Kuehn pattern with flower baskets added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. I-BH001 Heinrich Kuehn pattern with flower baskets Two corner embroidery designs, one with flower baskets and a narrower one with roses and blue ribbons. Image donated by ebay seller birdsinhand (and she donated more of the same kind, those will follow later). Thank you, Geneva!   C-YS386 […]

2018-10-22 Thesa Handarbeitenbuch added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. B-YS089 Thesa Handarbeitenbuch A German booklet about Tenerife lace or sol lace. Thesa Buchmann produced wooden shapes to make the lace on, and this booklet is part introduction to the technique and part advertisement for these shapes as well as the yarn and needles sold with it. […]

2018-10-21 Repeating floral filet pattern added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. I-RK0001 Repeating floral filet pattern This leaf was cut off close to the pattern, and the only inscriptions are those of E. Hagnauer, dess. et lith. which I took to be the designer, and Imp. Marcilly Paris. It’s probably a supplement belonging with one of the ladies […]

2018-10-20 Sajou 665 – three alphabets added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication.   I-TT002 Sajou – Dessins de Broderie 665 A blue Sajou booklet, fold-out, containing three whitework embroidery alphabets. One narrow and simple, the second decorated with an arrow, the third with leaves or a ribbon wrapped around the letters. Page 2 and 3 have been split in […]

2018-10-09 Two embroidery patterns added – a filet dog and a tapestry purse

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-YS008 and I-YS009 – A filet dog and a tapestry purse Both patterns were on a single sheet, but are published separately because otherwise the dog shows up on the page about purses and the purse shows up among patterns of dogs. Feel free to pick other […]