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J-SB001 Bernat Handicrafter Book No. 65
60 pages, 4 missing (29-30-31-32). Leaflet about interchangeable yarns stapled to cover (4 pages). All knitting: dresses, pullovers, vests, sweaters.
Scans donated by Sandra Bejster, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.
H-ML040 The Workbasket Volume 4 No. 7
8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Crochet: Palm Leaf Motif in Crochet Sewing: Handy Garden Apron. Quilt: Flower Basket Quilt (pattern on supplement, which is missing). Household tips.
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.
A-MH026 Journal des Demoiselles – Square design with multicolored star
Single sheet, litho, square design with eight-pointed star on a black background in a green and brown frame.
From the collection of Marleen van Horssen, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.
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