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 […]

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. […]