2019-11-06 A Workbasket, photos of a sampler and of toy theaters, and an embroidered book cover

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I-MV002 G.E. Falbe – Embroidered Book Cover – 79
Single sheet, cream paper. Pattern intended for a book cover, front and back different motifs in identical frame, and a narrow strip for the back of the book. Choice of background color was left to the embroideress.
Scan donated by Mark van der Voort, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.
Embroidered book cover; Berlin Woolwork; Falbe; charted design; embroidery; cross-stitch; beading

H-ML081 The Workbasket Vol. 8 No. 3
8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Stocking dolls, quilting: Poinsettia Quilt, toy Donkey, crochet: Crocheted Slippers.
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

E-CO001 1876 Jemima Stuart sampler
Twelve photos of a sampler, as yet uncharted. Dated 1876. Two sets of initals in a frame, JSJB and JJS. Name Jemima Jeannie Stuart, Mill of Crannah, Marnoch July 26th 1876. Other initials CB MB CB MA. A larger and smaller uppercase alphabet and small lowTwelve photos of a sampler, as yet uncharted. Dated 1876. Two sets of initals in a frame, JSJB and JJS. Name Jemima Jeannie Stuart, Mill of Crannah, Marnoch July 26th 1876. Other initials CB MB CB MA. A larger and smaller alphabet and various small motifs.
Photos reproduced by permission of ebay seller cockleheart.

E-CS001 Paper theaters, decors and dolls.
A collection of paper cutouts to be used for theatres in shoeboxes and displays. Complete with coulisses and little paper actors. End 19th century. A truly phenomenal collection.
Permission to publish images donated by ebay seller chaos!sternchen, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Enjoy! And talk about APL with your neighbours!

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