2016-09-28 Four new publications uploaded

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm




Small rose garland embroidery, image donated by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Making a chart off a completed embroidery is usually morework than re-charting a painted pattern. When I had completed this (and of course only after completion, Murphy’s Law) we had a several images of patterns donated by an ebay seller, reloved-stuff-shop, and among them was the original pattern for this embroidery. So we can now say that this embroidery was made from the Englishwomans Domestic Magazine pattern “Drawing room mat in gilt frame”, to appear shortly as publication G-RS008.  This chart was made off the image from New Zealand, and the original pattern is rotated with the dark rose to the right and the light one to the left. And maybe there are other differences as well, as we saw with the Ranee Whatnot. The garland would look nice on small items and of course on a sampler. More New Zealand patterns to follow!




Grunthals Verlag in Berlin #6288, images donated by ebay seller amgarchive

Four allover repeating patterns, a particularly nice set. I am thinking of doing this as my next sampler (although I’m not even halfway through my current one,  http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/E-TW001-02.htm)



Lily Design book no. 83, Doilies, scans donated by Glenda Hicks

Crochet patterns for small and large doilies, buffet scarfs, place mats and similar items. Some hairpin lace as well. Some of the doilies are multi-colored, but I like the round white ones – almost abstract works of art.



Purse embroidered in wool and ribbon, images donated by ebay seller vanye90

Lovely simple purse, embroidered with ribbons fixed in place by shaded green wool embroidery. The bag is lined, and reinforced at the edges with green cord. The handles are of the same green cord and the bag is opened or closed by two elongated rings around these handles. The cord ends are decorated with chenille tassels. I had never seen this kind of ribbon embroidery before, and I’ll have a look at my ribbon stash which ones I’ll use to give it a try 🙂


Fundraising now! Goal: 6000 USD!


28 September : 1571 USD donated!

A significant jump towards our goal this week, for 80% by one mega-donation – thank you, BR!

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 donations tax-deductible, depending on where you live and on the local tax laws and tax treaties.

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The limit of small donations is 1500 USD, actually a little bit more but that’s a nice round number. It increases if we get more small donations. That’s the limit to what you can donate per year and still have it count towards the small donations. It’s recalculated every year. If you donate more, the IRS puts your donations on the other side of the public funding ratio. So, if you were planning to donate just above the limit, give some to another organization, buy a cup of coffee and donate just the limit amount.

On the other hand, we are looking for people who can afford a one-time larger donation to support our goals for the coming year, which will cost us some money.It will help speed up our publication rate, and make more time available for the actual library work, which is sadly suffering, because we as Board members have to spend more time than we like on bookkeeping and IRS compliance and stuff like that. Necessary, but it cuts into the time we have for the Library. Your donations will help us hire help for the elementary tasks and for editing.

If you can’t afford to give anything, which also happens in these difficult times, introducing the Library to people who don’t know of it yet, is very useful, since it broadens our user base and therefore our donor base.

Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. The donations of the larger donors are far more than enough to cover our overhead, so what you give, goes straight to Library improvement. To give you an idea of what your donation would do: USD 10 pays for our hosting costs for a month (at the moment) or an hour of administrative assistance. USD 40 pays for an hour of graphical editing. USD 50 allows us to take one of our RESERVE publications and release it for publication. USD 100 pays for 1TB backup for the scans and edited files. (Currently we have 5 TB data.) Larger donations in the past have paid for fast A3 scanners, website help, and hours of editing, as well as a start with putting our Library records online in a way that they will show up in professional library searches.

FYI, the books we buy are paid out of our private purses, which are not exceedingly well-filled but currently still up to that task.

Thank you!!!

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