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J-OS003 Spool Cotton Book No. 188 Men’s Sweaters – America at Work and Play
24 pages including covers. Clearly a wartime publication (1942). Printed in dark blue ink. Sweaters for men, with and without sleeves. 3 patterns in adult and child sizes. Gloves and scarf pattern. Last page damaged, small part of text lost.
From the collection of Orna Smith, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.
H-ML069 The Workbasket Volume 7 No. 2
8 pages, 4 and 5 joined as one. Crochet: Curtain tiebacks, Crib Spread with squirrels and rabbits, tasselled Hat and Bag, as shown on cover.
Quilting: Swirling Autumn Leaves Quilt.
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.
F-IS039 Heinrich Kuehn 1044-1
Probably from a leporello. Traditional pattern in two colors. The deer motif appears already in the Renaissance model books.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.