2021-08-10 New Publication: Andreas Bretschneider’s Neues Modelbuch

NEW PUBLICATION Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. E-WM050 A. Bretschneider’s Neues Modelbuch Nineteenth Century reprint of the pattern book of Andreas Bretschneider, edition of 1619. 46 pattern pages. The blank pages have been omitted. All whitework or color embroidery, no filet or cross-stitch patterns. This reprint contains leaves from different original copies. Additional links […]

2021-07-08 New Publication: Alphabets for whitework No. 42

NEW PUBLICATION Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. K-YS010 Alphabete für Plattstich-Stickerei No. 42 Stapled softcover oblong, 12 pages with alphabets for whitework. All in all 9 different alphabets, not counting the additional lower-case letters and numbers. Some decorative motifs as well. No known author or publisher, except for “G&V. St.” on the front cover. […]

2020-05-04 New Publications: Four embroidery patterns, a Workbasket, Mountmellick embroidery, and crocheted and knitted tablecloths and bedspreads

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see these new publications. K-II006 Heinrich Kuehn 13900 – Courting couple in pink and brown Single sheet, handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern of a courting couple, dressed in pink (she) and brown (he), sitting on a bench outside. The design is rectangular, probably meant for the embroidery to be framed. […]

2019-11-17 You asked for these, four embroidery fruit motifs, and a huge book with whitework patterns

FUNDRAISING NOW! – Goal: 6000 USD – So far 4232.27 – 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 […]

2019-08-21 A small filet doily, a Workbasket, and a catalog for embroidered frills and ruffles

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-LZ002 Filet or embroidery design for a doily or doily edging Quarter pattern of a flower design, hand-inked on semitransparant paper. Most likely intended for a lace edging around a doily. From the collection of the Grassi Museum in Leipzig. Photographed by Enzo Lima, published with permission […]

2019-08-18 A Workbasket, embroidered lingerie, and a Berlin woolwork chart.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.   H-ML051 The Workbasket Volume 5 No. 7 8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Filet crochet: Chair set. Quilting: Tulip in Vase. Crochet: Morning Glory Crochet Panholders Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, […]

2019-08-10 A small purse, a Workbasket, and Il Punto Filet 8.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-CB003 Small Victorian woolwork drawstring purse Small silk drawstring purse with woolwork embroidered bottom half. Images donated by ebay seller cbrelstaff, charted by Sytske Wijnsma. H-ML044 The Workbasket Volume 4 No. 11 8 pages. Filet crochet chair set, crocheted round doily. On the supplement (here missing) tea […]

2019-07-25 Workbasket, Il Punto Filet Album 2, and an IHS motif for a prayer chair.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.     H-ML032 The Workbasket Volume 3 No. 9 8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined. Quilting: Triple Sunflower Quilt. Lapel charms made of yarn, Crochet: Popcorn Bedspread. Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.   G-II005 Adele […]

2019-07-06 Four new publications: Three Dutch needlework booklets and one about roof decorations.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Three Dutch needlework booklets, long promised and awaited, illustrating the traditional needlework techniques. With these three, the series of seven is complete; the plates belonging to these manuals was published first. These three have been delayed a a bit because of pages stuck together while scanning – […]