2019-08-13 A school sampler, a Workbasket, and an embroidery pattern.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-YS005 School sampler St. Jacobusschool Maker unknown, initals L vd S on first block. Starting with cross-stitch alphabet, sewing seams, more cross-stitch and decorative seams, progressing through backstitch embroidery, making buttonholes, darning, and finally a free form embroidery “My first embroidery”. Such samplers were made during years […]

2019-08-12 A lingerie pattern catalog, a Workbasket, an embroidery pattern and something extra

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   First of all, a surprise addition: a kind lady emailed me a rewritten version of one of the patterns in 6-AK015 Homemade Gifts from our earliest catalog version. Such additions are very welcome, since the old terminology is not always clear to crocheters of the 21st century, […]

2019-08-09 A Workbasket, a Berlin woolwork rose border, and Conovers Trimming and Draping

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.    J-WB146 The Workbasket Volume 14 No. 6 32 pages. Crochet: bedspread and tablecloth, sandals, filet chair set, handkerchief edgings, tulip doily. Tatting: doily, edging and insertion. Knitted lace edge. Chip carving. Magazine donated by Sarah Dalton. Scanned by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sandra Figg. Published with […]

2019-08-08 Dickens’ Old Curiosity Shop, a Workbasket, and a slipper embroidery pattern.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   J-FW009 Dickens – The Old Curiosity Shop Illustrations from the Household Edition of the Charles Dickens’ novel, excellent for theater and costume research. Curiosity Shop is set in 1820’s London. From the collection of Frans Wijnsma, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele H-ML043 The […]

2019-08-07 A Workbasket, Garnitures from 1906, and a chair seat pattern

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-WB682 The Workbasket Volume 33 No. 5 – February 1968 Crochet, knitting, tatting, cooking, gardening. Magazine donated by Sarah Dalton. Scanned by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sandra Figg. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder. H-XX063 Garnitures, Album a conserver pendant toute l’annee […]

2019-08-05 A rose tree embroidery pattern, a Workbasket, and Conovers Making Dresses

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-BH003 Corner embroidery with potted rose trees, purple ribbons, red flowers A corner design with potted rose trees, connected with a red flower guirlande and purple ribbons. Probably from one of the embroidery albums of Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin. Images donated by ebay seller birdsinhand, thank you! Charted […]

2019-08-04 Knitting book, a Workbasket, a square embroidery design

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-SB001 Bernat Handicrafter Book No. 65 60 pages, 4 missing (29-30-31-32). Leaflet about interchangeable yarns stapled to cover (4 pages). All knitting: dresses, pullovers, vests, sweaters. Scans donated by Sandra Bejster, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. H-ML040 The Workbasket Volume 4 No. 7 8 pages, page 4 and […]

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. […]

2018-11-01 A Conover booklet, a Vere Foster drawing book and five purses added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Three new publications! A-MH023 Five embroidered purses I-WS002 Vere Foster’s Copy Book – Rustic Figures B-YS102 Conovers How To Make Boy’s Clothes Marleens collection still has lots of patterns to go! And the Conover book has also spent too long on the stack – there’s still four […]

2017-10-09 Five new publications in the Antique Pattern Library. Crochet, Edwardian ladies garments, embroidery

FUNDRAISING Thanks to all the people who donated, some in huge stunning globs, some in drip-drip-drip small and faithful amounts, we have a starting position of 2.167 USD raised in funds this year. Thanks to those donations and many others, I can raise the maximum small donation to 1000 USD. That is what you can […]