2016-10-27 Seven new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm I’ll take this opportunity to give special thanks to Jackie Isler and Charles Kite, who took our mission to preserve our heritage quite personally, and donated their family archive of craft material, and to Iva Innocenti, who donated whatever we would want from her own archive. We would like to publish all […]

2016-10-13 Six new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm   http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/G-SR001.htm A simple embroidery pattern, depending for its effect mainly on the chosen colors. Nice curly outline gives a lively effect. This pattern is also present on a band sampler made by Sarah Bland, currently in the Victoria and Albert museum collection, and that sampler is dated 1860-1870. It’s the sampler […]

2016-10-04 Five new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/G-LL001.htm Chair seat needlepoint pattern “Gothic Flair” There must be lots of chairs with a stripe across the back and the seat. This chair seat is one of them, images donated by ebay seller loodylady and charted by Linda Walker. (On a Mac, no less…) It shows how you can upholster a […]

2016-09-28 Four new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm     http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/G-TP027.htm Small rose garland embroidery, image donated by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Making a chart off a completed embroidery is usually morework than re-charting a painted pattern. When I had completed this (and of course only after completion, Murphy’s Law) we had a several images of patterns donated […]

2016-09-23 Four new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm   http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/G-GH003.htm Matching Sets in Crochet, Clark’s O.N.T. Book no. 281. The scans were donated by Glenda Hicks, and edited by Yvonne DeBandi. Yvonne is a graphical designer (and singer) and we could pay her for her services thanks to the donations that came in up to now. Glenda donated three books and […]

2016-08-01 Three new publications uploaded

WELCOME This week we welcome 38 new members – 39 at the last count! Many found their way here from a newsletter from the Nordic Needle, and some also by an independent search for patterns (I asked). Such a large increase is very unusual. I’d say unprecedented, but when Mary Corbet was so kind to refer […]

2016-07-04 Three new publications uploaded – all embroidery

NEW PUBLICATIONS http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/A-MH143.htm Finally I got back to Marleen Van Horssens legacy: around 250 embroidery patterns and  supplements from French needlework magazines from the 19th and early 20th Century. And I discovered a whole box of stuff I have not even cataloged yet – not even photographed yet. (Our backlog has a backlog of […]

2016-06-18 Three new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/F-II007.htm   This book is al about Casal Guidi embroidery, a 3D embroidery that makes me think of a crossover between embroidery and needle lace. Fabulous work, really shows off your skills. There aren’t many resources for this technique; there have been one or two newer books published, but so recently that […]

2016-06-02 Three new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/G-TP010.htm Another item from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, a garland of roses in many colors.  When charting this one, I discovered that PC Stitch can set the original image as background, and project the charted pattern over it. That speeds up charting a good deal. Of course, the resolution is […]