2018-07-05 Ten new publications: Jacobean embroidery, silverwork, antique armour and dress, and of course cross-stitch and Workbaskets!


Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.

I-WM003 Ann Matilda – Dog motif 1845
A shaggy dog, centre motif of a small sampler sold on ebay in november 2014. A request for permission to show the photograph went unanswered. The sampler had a floral border, not charted yet, and the name and year Ann Matilda 1845 under the dog.

F-WM095 Maria van Hemert – Merken En Stoppen
This is the 4th book in a series of 7 about traditional Dutch needlework. This book covers marking letters and darning stitches, such as are used in antique samplers.
Scans donated by Peter Ketels, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Permission to publish given by “Vrouwen van Nu”, successor of the “Nederlandse Bond van Plattelandsvrouwen”.

I-WM004 Sajou -Kingfisher
Quite well-known pattern; however, no permission to republish actual photographs so we’ll have to make do with the chart. Some colors may be a bit off; the image from which this was charted wasn’t very good. The irritating thing is, I know we have a good image of the pattern somewhere and maybe even an original. But after searching for a day I gave up on it – if it’s found again, I’ll add the original scan to this item.

C-YS002 Selma Schone – Alphabete und Muster Nr. II
Second volume, 12 pages cross-stitch patterns, mainly alphabets, some ornaments, and some German sayings. This book has been donated to the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, for their upcoming exhibition of embroidery in fashion, in 2019.

F-WM094 Petrus Scriverius – Het Oude Goutsche Chroynxken
Selected pages from the Old Gouda Chronicle, with plates of all the counts and countesses of Holland, ending with Philips of Spain. This edition is from 1633. There’s an earlier book from 1578 to be published later, that shows the same people in the same dress, but in a different posture. I looked it up and both sets of images were made from then-already-antique paintings in a monastery in Kennemerland. There’s a third book from 1699 that I haven’t found yet about the same subject.
From the estate of Frans Wijnsma.

F-WM085 Adam van Vianen – Modelles Artificiels
Reproduction of antique engravings of Dutch silverwork. 48 plates of vessels for various purposes, and other fanciful silverwork. Original from 1650. It’s considered to be splendid silverwork.
Scans donated by Peter Ketels. Book transferred to the Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2017.

C-YS010 Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A.F. Morris Hands – Jacobean Embroidery
Quite well-known publication, introduction, 27 plates with explanation.
Another version in the catalog, 6-PG002, contains the OCR text and plates of the 1912 edition, identical to this one.

H-ML014 The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 1
8 pages (4 and 5 combined). Crocheted tie and scarf, quilt block Spring Blossom, knitted blouse and skirt. Turnip and carrot pan holders.
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma, published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML015 The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 2
8 pages, 4 and 5 combined. Quilt block Delectable Mountains and a flower embroidery pattern. Puppets with a pompom head and a crocheted body. Calla Lily panholders. Advice on binding Workbasket issues.
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML016 The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 3
8 pages (4 and 5 combined). Crocheted Capitol Beadspread, quilt block Mother’s Dream, crocheted Chair Back Set
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, published with permission of F+W Media.



We keep asking for donations, in order for the project to survive and flourish. Especially for those Workbaskets! If you value our work, and you can afford it, we are grateful for every dollar. And I mean it: those 1 dollar donations are as welcome as the larger ones. Many grains of sand a mountain will make!

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 yet to be determined, we will start at USD 500. 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 also our donor base.

Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. If you don’t mind it going to cover our overhead, mark your donation to NMA General. 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 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.

Thank you all, and enjoy the new and old treasures!

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