2018-11-29 A famous pattern book, a book with six embroidery pages, and a Madonna embroidery added.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-II007 Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin – Madonna della Seggiola Iva shared a lot of her fabulous Berlin woolwork collection. In view of the approaching December festivities, I picked this one as first. As it turns out, Iva had already been busy on this pattern, too and she added […]

2018-11-09 A Workbasket, Lesson 8 on how to make clothes for children, and an embroidered slipper.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.     B-SW029 Embroidered slipper B-YS103 Conover – Lesson Eight H-ML021 Aunt Martha’s Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 8 Crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting! FUNDRAISING – The fundraising campaign for 2018 is running! So far we have received USD 2837 in donations!  We’ve set an aim of USD 4000. If […]

2018-11-04 Crochet gifts, Drawn thread work, and an embroidery pattern added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Warning: the site is still being updated, and it might take another half hour before all is done.   I-KR001 Star 80 – Crochet Gay and Gifty Ideas F-DY002 Muller 941 – Chickens B-YS045 Cousine Claire – Les Jours a Fils Tirés Some of these have been […]

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 […]

2018-10-14 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 […]

2018-10-10 Coral Circle design added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-CK001 Coral Circle A small newspaper cutting, from quite an old newspaper, with this pattern – a circular design of coral branches on black, and in the centre a small round coral design that can be used independently, maybe for a pincushion or similar small item. The […]

2018-10-01 Eleven new publications: Cross-stitch, filet, whitework embroidery, crochet.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Two lovely patterns, each representing a different type. One is a floral border so floral that nearly no room remains in the middle, and the other a geometrical border with a floral motif in the centre. The original items were partly embroidery, partly beadwork. Images donated by […]

2018-08-13 Sixteen new publications – Monograms, butterflies, a pincushion, table looms, tapestry and a Workbasket!

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.       Grunthals Butterflies 5544, Grunthals Verlag Berlin Antique Victorian Purple Needlepoint Stitched Glass Beaded Pillow Pin Cushion Two chart-only embroideries. Butterflies are always welcome decorations, and the very simple pincushion embroidery or beading pattern should make a nice project for beginners.   Hooper, Luther – Table Loom […]

2018-07-05 Ten new publications: Jacobean embroidery, silverwork, antique armour and dress, and of course cross-stitch and Workbaskets!

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-WM003 Ann Matilda – Dog motif 1845 A shaggy dog, centre motif of a small sampler sold on ebay in november 2014. A request for permission to show the photograph went unanswered. The sampler had a floral border, not charted yet, and the name and year Ann […]

2017-12-30 Seven new publications:

Although the publications have been put on the site before the New Year, the writing of the blog post has been delayed a little – my apologies. FUNDRAISING Our fundraising brought in 4.836 USD in 2017. Thank you, thank you! That’s really close to our goal! Oopsie, I forgot to take down the green banner! […]