Our current fundraising brought in 3.687 USD this year. Thank you, thank you!
The maximum small donation is 1000 USD. That is what you can give over the entire year 2017 and still have it count as small donation. Go over that and you’ll join the board members and other large donors.
The Workbaskets are waiting for us (transport will be around 500 EUR ex VAT) and though scanning is mostly volunteer work, for the editing I will need to hire extra people – at least if we want them published in our lifetime, and we do want that. I made a small calculation and if we manage to get 5000 USD, we should be able to cover a good chunk of the costs. We are doing well in reaching that goal!
If we run out of money, we’ll have to make do with what we have – slower publication rate and overworked editing volunteers. Because we all have a life beside APL (although mine is currently 2/3 APL and 1/3 sleeping, with little bits of housekeeping in between), there’s only so many hours that we can reasonably spend on this. Help us raise money and we can get more help!
Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.
F-WC002 EDM The Windsor What-not
Single leaf, pattern for a What-not. Expressly designed for the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. Printed in Strasburgh, print. G. Silbermann. Pattern in gold and green curls on a red and blue background. Image donated by ebay seller whirlycat.
F-IS030 HKB Church and bridge pattern
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern, a church and a bridge across water. Pattern has been cropped, but the inscription Deponirt is still visible. Scan donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, charted by Franciska Ruessink.
F-WS007 Agnes Lucas – Puppenmutterchens Nahschule Pattern nr 3
Third pattern out of eight, sailors costume for a boy and frilled dress for a girl. Scanned by Seya Wijnsma.
H-KB001 Anne Orr – Lingerie and Gifts
Filet Crochet patterns for yokes, and patterns for small gifts such as hot roll napkins, aviator towels, bread tray covers, tidies, and babies caps. Bought in 1918 in the USA by a sailor, who gave it to his sister. His granddaughter, who wants to remain anonymous, sent the book to us.
H-SW007 Mary Brooks Picken – The One Hour Dress
A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready to put on within an hour! The author of this leaflet demonstrated that this was possible. A famous booklet on how to make a simple dress in many variations.
D-SW011 Royal Society – Crochet and Knitting no 14
Crocheted and knitted sweaters, edgings, lamp shades, hats, yokes, men’s vest, scarves, cushions, slippers, baby items, filet charts.
C-TT010 Wolf & Dupeyron – Filet Ancien VI
Birds, cupids, winged horses, flower urns, Jeanne d’Arc, rural activities in the four seasons, fairytale scenes, dancers, mythological animals, all decorating a variety of objects. Collars, purses, curtains, portieres, doilies, lace caps, and of course lots of Birds, cupids, winged horses, flower urns, Jeanne d’Arc, rural activities in the four seasons, fairytale scenes, dancers, mythological animals, all decorating a variety of objects. Collars, purses, curtains, portieres, doilies, lace caps, and of course lots of borders, corners, and medaillons. Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, charted and edited by Franciska Ruessink. Thank you both!
H-ME001 The Workbasket Vol. 9 No. 12
Our second Workbasket! This contains Crocheted Apron, Knitted or Crocheted Shoulderette or Scarf, Quilting block, Two Color Tatting Lesson 3. Scans donated by Martha Ess. Thank you, Martha!
Yes, I repeat the plea for donations, in order for the project to survive and flourish. Especially for those Workbaskets! If you value our work, and you can afford it, we are grateful for every dollar. And I mean it: those 1 dollar donations are as welcome as the larger ones. Many grains of sand a mountain will make!
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 1000 USD. 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 also our donor base.
Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. If you don’t mind it going to cover our overhead, mark your donation to NMA General. 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 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.
Thank you all, and enjoy the new and old treasures!