2021-07-07 New Publication: Estelle Peel Izor – Costume Design and Home Planning

NEW PUBLICATION Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. D-YS035 Peel Izor – Costume Design and Home PlanningHardcover book, in two sections. First about costume design, second about home planning. “The subject-matter is presented from the art side alone” (says the author) ” and deals with materials and construction only when these elements influence the character […]

2021-05-20 New Publication: Grandmother’s Authentic Early American Patchwork Quilts

NEW PUBLICATION Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. L-HW002 Clark – Patchwork Quilts Book No. 23 16p stapled booklet. Various traditional patchwork patterns. Elements of the patterns are shown at presumably full size, as well as smaller-sized images of various patterns made with those elements. Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.   […]

2021-02-22 New Publication: Alice Armes’ English Smocks

NEW PUBLICATION Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication.   K-HW004 Armes – English Smocks 16 page stapled booklet, not counting the covers. Also six pages of illustrations in the center, and pattern sheets showing the decorative embroidery patterns. History of smocking in England and disappearance of the technique. Pattern of a smock, and instruction […]

2021-01-05 New Publications: Make and Mend for Victory, review of Button Gardens, and a fruitful garland

FUNDRAISING NOW! – Goal: 6000 USD – So far 4656.31 USD – 1343.69 USD to go! 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 […]

2020-03-09 Swanson and Macbeth – Educational Needlework

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see this new publication. H-XX080 Swanson and Macbeth – Educational Needlework Hardbound book with blue cloth cover. Teachers manual about how to teach needlecraft to girls of various age groups. Complete with estimates of materials needed and costs. Lovely illustrations, very Arts and Crafts style. Scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. […]

2020-02-06 The Workbasket Volume 11 No. 8 – May 1946

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see this new publication. I-WB118 The Workbasket Volume 11 No. 8 – May 1946 8 pages. Crochet: Crocheted lace and insertion, small doily, stove mat and panholder. Sewing: corners for hemstitching. From the collection of Sarah Dalton, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W […]

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 […]

2019-08-13 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 […]