2016-10-13 Six new publications uploaded

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




A simple embroidery pattern, depending for its effect mainly on the chosen colors. Nice curly outline gives a lively effect. This pattern is also present on a band sampler made by Sarah Bland, currently in the Victoria and Albert museum collection, and that sampler is dated 1860-1870.

It’s the sampler on http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/h/a-history-of-samplers/ at the very bottom of the page.

Images donated by ebay seller sallyrobson, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.



A charming Bruno Borner pattern, probably around 1900 because of the dark outline of the figures and the paint not matching the grid.

Four girls drinking tea under a flowering tree. Images donated by ebay seller tinalwdw.




Another chair stripe!

Black velvet seat cover with instead of the usual one stripe, two needlepoint stripes, with a gothic cross motif.

Images donated by ebay seller loodylady, edited and charted by Linda Walker.




A craft leaflet describing how to plait so-called corn dollies, a tradition dating back to pre-Christian times.

Permission to publish graciously given by the Herefordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes.





A Berlin pattern of Meister: a cat, deer, doe, religious motif, flower, musical instruments, a building, and a stork in the middle. Small motif like these are often shown on samplers.

Scan donated by Marianne van der Heijden.




Odette du Puigaudeau Le Venise au Crochet.

Second album of crochet patterns, beautiful collection.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi.




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