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 […]

2018-11-01 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. […]

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 […]