2019-06-06 Two blackboard drawing leaflets, a Workbasket, weaving drafts and a costume book


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

Five new publications:

Tony Avenarius – Historische, Theater- & fantasie- Costumes

Mainly theater-costumes, but some national costumes as well. The pages were quite discolored, Judith did a good job editing them.


Workbasket Vol. 33 No. 9 – June 1972

Donated by Sarah Dalton, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek. Published with kind permission of F+W Media.

22 Weaving Drafts, dated around 1780

Probably taken from several books, this small collection shows a number of well-known patterns, and the weaving draft as a narrow column mostly on the right-hand side. Some sheets don’t have a draft at all, the weaver was supposed to be able to derive it him- or herself. I did think of framing a few, but the museum did seem a better place, especially as the paper was not in good condition.

Vlieger’s Lei-teekenvoorbeelden vol. 5 and 6.

Vlieger is the name of a very old shop in Amsterdam, and if you need any kind of paper, you’ll find it there. The firm used to publish booklets of this and that as well, we also have a knitting book from them. These slate drawing examples were a series of at least 8, we have volume 7 and 8 as well. The earlier volumes are very rare. The actual images were white lines on a black background, but they have been changed to black on white so they may be printed without costing a cartridge of black every other page.


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