2019-11-01 A Workbasket, a sampler, drawings of street children, and embroidery patterns

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The user forum has been transferred to groups.io!

After some days of waiting, the people at groups.io did a great job in grabbing all yahoo members and posts and transfer them alive and kicking to the groups.io platform.

We’ve been thinking about this change ever since Yahoo introduced Neo, and although groups.io is a paid platform, at least we’re not now at the mercy of parties not really interested in running a group platform.

Please do not post messages on Yahoo anymore!



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

J-TL002 Floral motif
Fragment of handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on cream paper. Flowers from a cornucopia-like swirl.
From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1557), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

J-TL001 Th. Wilh Meister (publ.) – Two flower motifs – 9285
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on gray paper. Two flower motifs each 90 by 30 stitches, with blue, white, pink and red flowers.
From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1577), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

J-MT001 Stanley, Mrs. H.M. (Dorothy Tennant) – London Street Arabs
12 pages text, 28 plates. Beautifully bound book, pages gilded on three sides. Illustrations of the children in the poor quarters of London, with one illustration of a “mer-baby” on the beach. Mrs. Stanley was the wife of the explorer Stanley.
Book donated by one of the antiquarians on the Spui bookmarket in Amsterdam, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2019-10-18.

J-FW013 Bossert, Dr. Helmuth Th. – Ein Altdeutscher Totentanz
32 pages including covers. Medieval woodblock prints displaying a selection of 13 images from the Heidelberg Dance of Death (total 41), in which Death takes people from every station of life to dance with him, willing or not.
From the collection of Frans Wijnsma, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2019-10-11.

H-ML079.th.png The Workbasket Vol. 8 No. 1
8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined into one. Crochet: crocheted corner, Flower garden medallion, Applique Crochet Panholders. Quilting: Fringed Aster Quilt
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

F-JJ004 Unfinished sampler with Frisian letters, in four colors
Wool embroidery on canvas. Chart slightly rearranged. Actually six colors of wool were used, probably different dye baths.
Scan donated by Jelmer Wijnsma, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-MF025 Modes Vraies (publ.) – Large boteh on red background
Single sheet, handpainted, grid 150×150, pattern covers part of grid. Diagonal large boteh motif on a red background, motif is 118w 115h. 12 colors. Supplement of French magazine Modes Vraies, no indication of date. Carelessly painted.
From the collection of La Muse Francaise, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

A-MH068 Journal des Demoiselles (publ.) – Repeating pattern
Lithographed pattern on cream paper, nearly square.
From the collection of Marleen van Horssen, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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