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. […]

2018-10-20 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 […]

2018-10-17 Workbasket Vol.2 No.4 added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. H-ML017 Aunt Martha’s Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 4 The Workbaskets are published with permission of F+W Media, the current rights holder. Another of M. Leigh Martin’s fantastic collection of very vintage Workbasket Magazines. It contains the quilting block Iris (the flower) and three crochet projects: collar and […]

2018-10-16 Le Filet Ancien IV added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. C-TT007 Le Filet Ancien Au Point de Reprise IV If you love little cupids, this is for you. Borders, edges, lampshade segments, curtains, motifs in all sizes. I rather like the cupids’ Four Seasons. There’s one motif done in various other stitches, and these are indicated by […]

2018-10-15 Louisa Pesel’s Double Running Stitch added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-XX086 Louisa F. Pesel – Double-running or Back-Stitch  This is for lovers of blackwork and antique English samplers. Louisa Pesel wrote a number of books about embroidery stitches, and though we don’t have all of them, there will be more to follow. The book was republished in […]

2018-10-14 Parrot eating berries added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-MV001 Parrot eating berries This scan was donated by Mark van der Voort, a colleague at my last place of employment. There were more colleagues helping with scanning, no doubt you’ll see more of their scans. This pattern shows a somewhat  scruffy-looking parrot chained to a T-shaped […]