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 […]

2018-11-10 Coptic weaving added, a workbasket and a bell pull pattern.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.        D-YS125 Tapisseries et Etoffes Coptes H-ML022 The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 9 I-EB001 Bell pull in embroidery and beadwork     FUNDRAISING – The fundraising campaign for 2018 is running! So far we have received USD 2867 in donations!  We’ve set an aim of USD 4000. […]

2018-11-07 Afghans, embroidery, crochet, more embroidery added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.       C-YS717 Spool Cotton Co. Book No. 140 – Afghans I-CL002 Heinrich Kuehn – Album 584 I-TT003 Heinrich Kuehn – Neueste Vorlagen fur Hakel-Arbeiten No. 88 E-CR008 P. Trube 7908 – Multicolor alphabet The afghans do look inviting, lovely color combinations and of course the illustrations […]

2018-11-06 Star Beginner’s Manual and a booklet on batik stamps added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.    I-AB003 Javanese Batik Designs From Metal Stamps I-KR002 Star 42 – Beginner’s Manual Though delayed, here are the publications that should have uploaded yesterday and didn’t – that should be corrected in half an hour or so. The batik book shows the stamped designs and two […]

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 […]