2019-08-12 A lingerie pattern catalog, a Workbasket, an embroidery pattern and something extra


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


First of all, a surprise addition: a kind lady emailed me a rewritten version of one of the patterns in 6-AK015 Homemade Gifts from our earliest catalog version. Such additions are very welcome, since the old terminology is not always clear to crocheters of the 21st century, and the old publications were not that error-free either. Thank you, Belle!

J-BN001 Knitted Bag by Mary L. Hallock
A Needlecraft Magazine pattern rewritten into more modern terminology and rearranged to make it easier to follow. There may still be some mistakes.
Scans donated and edited by Belle Nguyen.

H-ML046 The Workbasket Volume 5 No. 1
8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Crochet Pan Holders, boy and girl. Quilting: Hands All Around Quilt. Crocheting with Twine.
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

C-YS073 Patrons Favoris – La Lingerie Brodee
24 pages, page 12 and 13 combined to one. Pattern catalog for ladies nightwear and underwear. Patters could be ordered; none included. Embroidery details illustrated.
From the collection of Sytske Wijnsma. Scans donated by Rijksmuseum, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

A-MH021 Quart pattern for pillow or square rug
Litho, with a waffle pattern embossed under the printed area. The complete pattern looks like a red cross with a gray border on a blue background, everything ornamented with floral designs.
From the collection of Marleen van Horssen, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.


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