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! […]

2017-11-25 Four new publications: The Workbasket, a tapestry pattern, framing pictures, and a special pattern!

FUNDRAISING Our current fundraising brought in 4.115 USD so far this year. Thank you, thank you! Still 885 USD to go! 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 […]

2017-10-20 Eight new publications. Workbasket, Filet Ancien, Royal Society crochet, Berlin woolwork, dolls clothes – something for everybody!

FUNDRAISING 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 […]