2019-12-05 Two antique samplers, ribbon embroidery, two Berlin woolwork patterns (one charted)

FUNDRAISING NOW! – Goal: 6000 USD – So far 4552.27 – 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 […]

2019-09-02 Fundraising! Today, 40 USD and a Workbasket, a knitting leaflet and an embroidery pattern.

FUNDRAISING NOW! — Goal: 6000 USD — So far 559.60 — 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 […]

2019-08-28 A small loom manual, a woolwork purse, a Workbasket, and a crocheted bedspread leaflet.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-CL001 Straits Adjustable Loom manual 6 pages user manual for an adjustable metal handloom, to make fabric squares on by needle-weaving. Shows how to put it together for various sizes of patches, instructions on how to weave and how to sew squares together. From the collection of […]

2019-08-25 Dickens’ American Notes, a Workbasket, and a plushwork rose

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-FW001 Dickens – American Notes / Pictures from Italy Illustrations from the Household Edition of two Charles Dickens’ travelogues, excellent for theater and costume research. These two were completed 1842 and 1846, respectively. From the collection of Frans Wijnsma, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele […]

2019-08-24 A Royal Society crochet book, a Workbasket, and a supplement of the Journal des Demoiselles

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-NK001 Royal Society Crochet Lessons – Vol. 1 No. 8 48 pages not counting cover. Explanation of basic stitches, many projects including complete co-ordinated curtain and bedspread sets, towels, slippers, and bathmat. Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. I-YS011 Journal des Demoiselles – 1872 […]

2019-08-23 A filet doily, a Workbasket, and an Italian cross-stitch book

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   I-LZ003 Corner design nr 3 Quarter pattern of a flower design, hand-inked on semitransparant paper. Most likely intended for a lace edging around a doily. The center is diamond shaped, the doily itself would be nearly square. From the collection of the Grassi Museum in Leipzig. […]

2019-08-21 A small filet doily, a Workbasket, and a catalog for embroidered frills and ruffles

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-LZ002 Filet or embroidery design for a doily or doily edging Quarter pattern of a flower design, hand-inked on semitransparant paper. Most likely intended for a lace edging around a doily. From the collection of the Grassi Museum in Leipzig. Photographed by Enzo Lima, published with permission […]

2019-08-20 An illustrated Rubayiat, a Workbasket, a filet book, and an embroidery pattern.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   J-RA001 Goeggingen publicity leaflets #25 and 27 A combination of motifs on two Goeggingen publicity leaflets. The motifs were spread across these two, some half on one and half on the other. Some rearrangement has been done. No permission to show the original images. Charted by […]

2019-08-18 A Workbasket, embroidered lingerie, and a Berlin woolwork chart.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   H-ML051 The Workbasket Volume 5 No. 7 8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Filet crochet: Chair set. Quilting: Tulip in Vase. Crochet: Morning Glory Crochet Panholders Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, […]

2019-08-16 A Workbasket, a striped embroidery pattern, and crocheted handkerchief edgings.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-ML049 The Workbasket Volume 5 No. 5 8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Quilting: Aunt Eliza’s Star Quilt. Knitting: circular dish cloth. Crochet: collar and cuff set. Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, […]