2015 APL: Three new publications on 2014-04-28

This week, only three new publications – sorry, there have been too many other things interfering. ┬áBut they are three lovely ones, and I hope they inspire people to take up a needle and thread – or a blackboard chalk. PUBLICATIONS The first on the list is Cusack’s Blackboard Drawing. It’s a training course for […]

2015 APL: Eight new publications on 2015-04-07

Another eight publications this weekAnd drat, I forgot the rice paper flowers! That’s for next time. Judith pointed out to me that my administrative backlog is worse than the publication backlog, so next time will have less publications than this one – but they will all get done (eventually). First, a bit of a riddle […]

2015 SHUTIN: A sobering experience, even for a teetotaler.

Originally posted by Thinkerer Selby Evans Reposted Archive by Admin Article Author: Sytske There was this question, what use is the Antique Pattern Library? We, New Media Arts, have our charitable purpose, where it’s worded to perfection of course, but what about the actual good it is? How do people profit from having that resource […]

2015 APL: Eight new publications on 2015-03-30

The first is one of Marleens patterns, charted and since it’s a quarter pattern, with an extra illustration to show the complete pattern. Second, another of Flora Klickmanns books, “Pillow lace and handworked trimmings”. There’s three sections, Pillow lace, Needlepoint laces and handmade collars, Embroideries and trimmings, so it’s best qualified as a various-techniques book.

APL editing – using Acrobat Pro to crop and rotate

Sytske and I are planning a series of short notes on ways to approach editing the scans for Antique Pattern Library. There are many ways to do it, and we each prefer different software and workflows. Some things are true for all of the books.So here goes. OK, not so short today…Right now I’m working […]

Antique Pattern Library General info about pdfs

General info about the pdfs, which may not need repeating oftenYou need no password for opening.Anybody who gets a password-required-error, upgrade your Adobe reader first, since that’s the most frequent cause of problems. Then, please read the instructions at the top of the Catalog page. After upgrading the Adobe Reader, saving to disk, etc., see […]

Antique Pattern Library Terms of Use

Non-commercial use only! The downloads are free to download and to share, not to sell. Also the screendumps and later the text pages are published under the creative-commons licence – enjoy, but don’t sell. If ever you see a PDF for sale, especially with the Library creative-commons copyright notice or something that looks like it, […]