9 December : 3419 USD donated!
Another 150 USD nibbled off the right-hand column! And we are nibbling off little bits of the backlog of publications too! Still three weeks to go before we close the books on this year, and start calculating how the budget for next year will look!
Because we may not make our goal, the maximum of small donations has been lowered to USD 1200. I had hoped to be able to accept up to USD 1500 in scan donations from our larger donors, but unfortunately some will have to wait until next year. That’s how it goes 🙁
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Donate now to support the Antique Pattern Library project to pay for such things as database and website development, web hosting costs, data entry, scanning equipment, and help us meet the public funding ratio, which allows us to keep our nonprofit status, making your donations tax-deductible, depending on where you live and on the local tax laws and tax treaties.
Scan donations count too! They save us room (for the books) money (for the shipping price and customs duties), and time (for scanning).And if you are an Amazon customer, you can also support us via Amazon Smile. If you click on the Amazon link before you start shopping, Amazon will set aside a little bit from their profit on what you spend and give that to us.
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The limit of small donations is 1200 USD (see above), just to be safe. It increases if we get more small donations. That’s the limit to what you can donate per year and still have it count towards the small donations. It’s recalculated every year. If you donate more, the IRS puts your donations on the other side of the public funding ratio. So, if you were planning to donate just above the limit, give some to another organization, buy a cup of coffee and donate just the limit amount.
On the other hand, we are looking for people who can afford a one-time larger donation to support our goals for the coming year, which will cost us some money.It will help speed up our publication rate, and make more time available for the actual library work, which is sadly suffering, because we as Board members have to spend more time than we like on bookkeeping and IRS compliance and stuff like that. Necessary, but it cuts into the time we have for the Library. Your donations will help us hire help for the elementary tasks and for editing.
If you can’t afford to give anything, which also happens in these difficult times, introducing the Library to people who don’t know of it yet, is very useful, since it broadens our user base and therefore our donor base.
Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. The donations of the larger donors are far more than enough to cover our overhead, so what you give, goes straight to Library improvement. To give you an idea of what your donation would do: USD 10 pays for our hosting costs for a month (at the moment) or an hour of administrative assistance. USD 40 pays for an hour of graphical editing. USD 50 allows us to take one of our RESERVE publications and release it for publication. USD 100 pays for 1TB backup for the scans and edited files. (Currently we have 5 TB data.) Larger donations in the past have paid for fast A3 scanners, website help, and hours of editing, as well as a start with putting our Library records online in a way that they will show up in professional library searches.
FYI, the books we buy are paid out of our private purses, which are not exceedingly well-filled but currently still up to that task.
NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm
F-RZ012 Rose and violets bouquet
Handpainted Berlin woolwork embroidery pattern. Bouquet with roses and violets. Image donated by ebay seller raezza. As you can see from the number, there’s more that still have to be charted. Sometimes auction images are just the slightest bit fuzzy, so I have to interpret when charting the pattern. The light stripe on the pink rose is actually there in the pattern, it’s not a fold in the paper or such (I checked several times). Thank you, Raezza!
E-AB001 Het Schoone Perk van Sorgvliet
32 etchings of garden views of Sorgvliet, near The Hague. Different versions exist of these plates; these are the earliest versions known. Images donated by antiquarian Arnout Bosch. Nearly every week I go to the bookmarket in Amsterdam, on the Spui just before the Begijnhof, to visit the antiquarian booksellers there, and see what’s available. Many of them have given permission that I can photograph and/or scan whatever I like, without having to buy the books (provided I do no damage, of course). This was a very expensive set of etchings, far beyond my purse, but I was allowed to make pictures. Before I could bring my scanner to the scene, the collection had been sold. Fortunately I did make photographs! Thank you, Arnout! Of course this is not of primary needleworking interest, but those who keep gardens and maybe formal gardens too, will like to see how the gardens were kept when one was really, really, really rich, and had a good taste as well.
G-HD006 Pineapple Fan-Fair
Crocheted doilies, runners, tablecloths with pineapple motif. Scans donated by Hillie Dijkstra, edited by Yvonne DeBandi. Yvonne is really picking up speed on these; I have to scramble to keep up with her editing! Currently she’s about ten publications ahead of me.
Never having been much of a crocheter (I know, I know, it’s supposed to be easy) I don’t know much about pineapple motifs in general and these in particular. I like the ruffles on the doilies, though. Thank you Hillie, and Yvonne!
C-YS006 Album de Broderie Religieuse
After the query in the forum about church crochet, I decided to dig up each and every booklet we have on that subject. That’s not so very much, alas, and one of them, Mani di Fata’s publication Ricami Religiosi, still needs copyright research. This one is from my own collection, but sadly missing the pattern sheets. It’s exclusively for altar linens. I did happen across another copy of this title on ebay, with at least one pattern sheet, so I bought that and it just came in today. And yes, that was a pattern sheet, but only one, and there should be three. The hunt continues…
Also, there is a volume 2 of this same publisher, and I managed to find one for that as well. Let’s hope that one has its pattern sheets complete. I’ll keep you informed!
A-MH099 Purse and border pattern
Purse and border pattern in geometric style. Published by the Journal des Demoiselles. Not handpainted, but lithographed, fortunately clear and sharp. Not all patterns have that same quality. It’s from Marleen van Horssens collection.
F-IS009 Moderne Stickvorlagen
Leporello with 8 handpainted pattern leaves. Art-deco style designs, and one Christmas tree with flower garland. Reverse side is blank. Some designs were also in Annemarie Van der Peuts collection. Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother. Charted by Franciska Ruessink. Lovely, lovely designs, in simple color palettes. That makes them suitable for embroidery while travelling or on holiday – no need to drag 400 colors thread along with you. Thank you, Jackie!
F-WM044 Orpheus the Organ Grinder
Theater in earlier times: actors made silhouettes on a white sheet. An introduction and tips to prevent obvious bloopers, then the silhouettes and text of a version of Orpheus, shown here as organ grinder trying to get his wife back from King Pluto. Scans donated by Peter Ketels. This is one of several shadow pantomime plays in the same series. The page numbers are strange, there appears to be a substantial chunk missing. My guess is that this is an excerpt of another publication with all plays printed together. So far, I haven’t seen another one. Thank you, Peter.
F-IS011 Purse pattern with violets
Pattern for a Berlin woolwork purse with a geometric pattern at top and bottom and a border design of violets in the middle. Unknown maker and publisher. Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother. Charted by Franciska Ruessink. The violets are lovely as border on their own. Thank you, Jackie!
F-JF004 Seat cover in needlepoint
Heraldic embroidery pattern. Two pieces of embroidery (only chair back is shown) with a Berlin woolwork heraldic embroidery pattern. Colors faded, original colors still visible at the edges. Images donated by ebay seller jennysfrenchboudoir. Originally there were several photos of the seat cover as well, but the back cover on its own shows all we need to see from the embroidery. Thank you, Jenny!
F-IS013 Heinrich Kuehn, Stag
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern, after 1879, nr 14078. Probably published by Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin – the prize medals depicted at the top match those of other HKB patterns. Shows a stag in natural surroundings. Image donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother. Charted by Franciska Ruessink. There’s quite a number of these deer and stag patterns, to the point that I had to compare to see if we had a duplicate elsewhere. But no, the two stags were different (though not very much, on first sight) so in due time we will publish the other. Thank you, Jackie!
F-LU001 Embroidered table linen
Nine photographs of a tablecloth and napkins, blue thread embroidery on natural colored linen, in what is probably Punto Antico, judging from the design. The ebay heading said Hardanger, but although it looks a bit like that, this looks much more like the punto in aria / punto antico published two or three weeks ago. I did not have time to re-draw the patterns, maybe later. The images in themselves are sharp enough to see all necessary details. Thank you, luka001!
G-II001 Ines Tamburi Doppio Intaglio
Open work embroidery and needle lace, beautiful designs illustrated in the text as well as three pattern pages. Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi. Initially I had this down as an Adele Della Porta publication because of the publishers name, but on closer look it was by another author. Very nice, clear, sharp designs! Just look at those pictures! Thank you, Iva!
E-CR002 P. Trube, Rose corner
Corner design with white and pink roses, and green and gold brown leaves. Image donated by ebay seller thecollectionroom – thank you! This one has been in our backlog so long that I could not include a link to the original listing. It looks great on that black background.
F-IS012 Urn with flowers, square design
Handpainted Berlin woolwork square pattern. Design is an urn with yellow roses and a guirlande of leaves and pink ribbons, in a geometric border. Image donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother. Charted by Franciska Ruessink. Thank you, Jackie!
That’s all, folks 😉 Enjoy!