2023-02-23 New Publications: Star Needlework Journal, a Workbasket, and several embroidery patterns

GUEST POST: THE ANTIQUE PATTERN LIBRARY PROJECT HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO METAVERSE LIBRARIES Metaverse Libraries is situated in Canada and registered as a non-profit there. Registration as a charity is in progress. Since the Metaverse Libraries site is not yet fully installed, New Media Arts Inc., has graciously allowed us to publish the Antique Pattern […]

2024-02-16 New Publications: A crochet book for house decoration, a Workbasket, and four embroidery patterns

NEW PUBLICATIONS O-OB001 Victorian beaded purse Antique purse beaded with a all-over tapestry pattern. Dimensions as given by seller: The handle chain measures about 20”. From the top of the handle to the bottom of the fringe is about 10 1/2” and it’s about 7” across. Color choices of the chart might not be completely […]

2024-02-09 New Publications: Hairpin Lace and crochet, a Workbasket, and three embroidery patterns

NEW PUBLICATIONS J-PA038 Coats & Clark’s O.N.T. Book No. 303 – Modern Trends – Hairpin Lace – Crochet – Swedish Weaving 16 pages stapled booklet, First Edition 154-H-3744, copyright 1954. How to make basic hairpin lace, S-464 Hairpin Lace Draperies, S-465 Oblong Pillow (hairpin), S-466 Round Pillow (hairpin), S-467 Square Pillow (crochet), S-468 Hairpin Lace […]

2024-02-02 New Publications: Practical Drawn Thread, Needlecraft Tatting, and two embroidery patterns

NEW PUBLICATIONS M-TH006 Berlin woolwork fragment – Single red flower Fragment of a Berlin woolwork pattern, handpainted on grey cardboard, cut out without including maker or number. Design of a single red flower, possibly a poppy. Image donated by an ebay seller who would prefer to be anonymous, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma. K-WK003 […]

2024-01-26 New Publications: The Kitten’s Garden of Verses, a miser purse, lessons in knotting for toddlers, and two embroidery patterns

NEW PUBLICATIONS I-WM007 Oliver Herford – The Kitten’s Garden of Verses Small hardcover bound book, containing childrens verses altered to apply to kittens. Dedicated to the authors Persian cat who was the model for the charming drawings accompanying the verses. Scans donated by Tamara Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. E-WM031 Petersons Magazine – Miser Purse […]

2024-01-19 New Publications: Three beautiful corner designs to embroider, Artistic Embroidery on clothes and household linens, crochet edgings, and Victorian fashion

NEW PUBLICATIONS F-IS049 [Heinrich Kuehn] – Flower basket and swag corner design Handpainted pattern on cream paper. Colors are darkened or faded. Probably part of a leporello from Heinrich Kuehn in Berlin or their successor Vereinigte Stickmuster Verlag. Corner design with flower baskets and flower swags, and in the corner a garland. Scans donated by […]

2024-01-05 New Publications: Doilies, Doilies and more doilies, an Embroiderers Alphabet mainly for research, and three embroidery patterns.

NEW PUBLICATIONS F-IS031 [Heinrich Kuehn] 14190 – Four deer Handpainted pattern on grey cardboard. Attributed to Heinrich Kuehn in Berlin based on the medals shown at the top. Four deer, two with horns and two without, in a landscape. Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, edited and […]

2023-12-29 New Publications: One remastered crochet booklet and many, many samplers

NEW PUBLICATIONS   D-DV000 Sampler collection Collection page of all the samplers from the collection of the former Historical Museum Deventer, now Deventer Verhaal. Images published by permission of Deventer Verhaal. B-PB001 Corticelli – Lessons in Crochet and Tatting and for the new Hardanger Crochet Delicate crocheted blouse, edgings, doilies, insertions, yokes, Irish Crochet, bags, […]

2023-12-22 New Publications: Four cross-stitch patterns, one valance, three samplers, a beadwork booklet, a slipper toe and heel and a tapisserie chair seat

NEW PUBLICATIONS F-IS024 Heinrich Kuehn – Salmon flower border Single sheet, handpainted pattern from what was probably a leporello. Publisher likely either Heinrich Kuehn or their successor Vereinigte Stickmuster Verlag. The design is a wide border with green leaves and salmon pink colored flowers. Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother […]