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 […]

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 […]

2018-11-14 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. […]

2018-11-09 A Workbasket, Lesson 8 on how to make clothes for children, and an embroidered slipper.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.     B-SW029 Embroidered slipper B-YS103 Conover – Lesson Eight H-ML021 Aunt Martha’s Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 8 Crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting! FUNDRAISING – The fundraising campaign for 2018 is running! So far we have received USD 2837 in donations!  We’ve set an aim of USD 4000. If […]

2018-10-11 Workbasket Volume 2 No. 5 added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-ML018 Aunt Martha’s Workbasket Volume 2 Number 5 Let’s not forget the Workbaskets! A Japanese Lantern quilting block, and several crochet projects: a plaid blouse, a sweater-and-helmet set, and a four-piece baby set. As so many other items, it was nearly, nearly ready – so this is […]

A circle within a circle and stylized feathers like a peacocks tail sticking out left, right, up.

2018-05-30 Fourteen new publications: Embroidery, cross-stitch, Workbaskets

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. F-TC012 5730 Jesus – Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin Religious subject; Jesus in his traditional red clothes with a blue mantle, but without halo. Part of a series of embroideries of saints. Image donated by ebay seller tinaldw. I had hoped to have this finished before Easter, […]

2017-12-30 Seven new publications:

Although the publications have been put on the site before the New Year, the writing of the blog post has been delayed a little – my apologies. FUNDRAISING Our fundraising brought in 4.836 USD in 2017. Thank you, thank you! That’s really close to our goal! Oopsie, I forgot to take down the green banner! […]