2019-07-20 Three new publications: a Workbasket, a tatting book, and an embroidery pattern

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-ML027 Aunt Martha’s Workbasket Volume 3 No 4 Crochet: French Marigolds, Disk Collar. Knitting: Gloves. Quilting: Ring around the Star, String of Beads, Snowball. Various household tips. Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.   B-YS075 Brigitta Hochfelden […]

2019-07-19 Three new publications: A Berlin woolwork tiger, 7 pattern sheets and a Workbasket.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-II001 Hertz & Wegener – Young tiger – 4396 Handpainted pattern of a young striped wild cat, probably a tiger. Scan donated by Iva Innocenti, charted by Sytske Wijnsma. J-CK001 Constance van der Griet – Seven pattern sheets (J715) From our Canadian researcher and designer, seven pattern sheets […]

2019-07-17 Three new publications: Calligraphy, pincushions, and a Workbasket.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-ML026 Aunt Martha’s Workbasket Vol. 3 No. 1 8 pages. Crochet: The All-purpose Blouse, crocheted chrysanthemum. Quilting: Pointsettia, Corsage bouquet. Weaving: Make your own loom and weave your afghans by hand. Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media. […]

2019-07-15 Three new publications: Filet, Crochet, Renaissance lace

  NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   F-IS139 Two crocheted edges From Jackie Islers collection, a single sheet with two lovely fringed edges. Although the description says shawls, table cloths and centers, bed spreads etc., my first thought was of those crocheted tops that I see sometimes in clothing stores. A […]

2019-05-04 Two Workbaskets, Dickens’ Great Expectations illustrations, and church decorative painting

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Four new publications: Charles Dickens: Great Expectations. Illustrations only; the text is widely available. From my fathers collection, scanned by my mother and edited by Judith Adele. The illustrations are close in time to the date of the story, and show the dress of ordinary people. Most […]

2019-05-03 A Workbasket, religious embroidery, and an issue of Art Amateur.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Today, three of them: A Workbasket from the earlier years! Scans donated by Sandra Bejster, thank you, Sandra! This issue has a crocheted pineapple center, a crocheted shopping bag, and a few pages about hemstitching, especially the hems with drawn thread. Also, the Workbasket main page has […]

2019-02-25 Three crochet edgings, and some very expensive furniture.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-KC001 Guest reception room in inlaid wood These photographs were part of an ebay listing for a complete guest reception room, in antique mother-of-pearl inlay in dark wood. Fabulous, also fabulously expensive, unfortunately. At least we can admire the workmanship! Photos published with permission of ebay seller […]

2018-11-18 A Workbasket, whitework patterns, and two cross-stitch patterns added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.            H-RM037 Portman No. L H-ML024 Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 11 H-FR116 La Brodeuse  H-GG001 Green and cream diamond design The ten whitework motifs and one double edge design are from an old, old sheet, that looks either etched or handdrawn. It’s in the […]

2018-11-16 Patterns for Gittertull-Hakelei added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. C-YS034 Gittertull-Hakelei Nine patterns that look more suitable for quilting or applique than for crochet, but that’s what the patterns say: 1 single crochet, 1 chain. Gittertull when looked up is a kind of coarse net, made partly out of tinsel threads. I don’t know if that […]

2018-11-14 A Workbasket, a slipper with calla lilies, and a Rose march for children added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.       E-SW001 Petersons Magazine – Calla Lily Slipper E-SW011 Alice Cook Fuller – Rose March / Drill H-ML023 The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 10 Today, one Workbasket (thank you, M. Leigh Martin!) and two nearly forgotten items, that have come to light because our trustworthy scanning […]