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 […]

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 […]