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J-TL010 Th. Wilh Meister – Flower motif – 9270
Handpainted flower pattern on blue-gray cardboard. Motif size 120×60. White and pink rose, blue and orange flowers.
From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1564), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.
J-OS007 Eudal-Vorlage Taschentuch Spitzen
Single sheet, illustration on front side and description on reverse. Probably from a larger publication. Six handkerchief edgings, numbered from 226, 243, 242, 158, 244, 245.
From the collection of Orna Smith, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.
J-ME001 Mary Fitch – Latest Yokes, Collars and Cuff Sets
24 pages including covers. As the title says, yokes, collars and cuff sets in filet crochet and tatting, intended for nightdresses and lingerie.
Scans donated and edited by Martha Ess.
H-VY001 Regency shelf trim
Regency shelf trim, in blue, cream, gold and black. Individual elements have a triangular tip. Pattern can be extended indefinitely.
Image donated by ebay seller vanye90, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.
H-TR001 Prayer Chair Cover
Wool embroidery on canvas, intended for a prayer chair but never used. Colors still bright.
Images donated by ebay seller trudi43, not charted yet.
H-MS015 Ladies Slippers and original pattern
A pair of embroidered ladies slippers, and the Berlin woolwork pattern after which they were embroidered. The pattern includes two flower corners, a belt or edging matching the slippers, and two floral motifs, roses and pansies.
Images donated by ebay seller munson8927, not charted yet.
I-FW004 Dickens – Edwin Drood and Other Stories
I-FW005 Dickens – Bleak House
I-FW007 Dickens – Nicholas Nickleby
I-FW010 John Forster – Life of Charles Dickens
Illustrations from the Household Edition, excellent for theater and costume research.
Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele
E-CO004 1876 Jessie Carswell sampler
Small sampler with upper- and lowercase alphabet, name and date. Symmetrical design, potted flowers, trees, fruits, birds in trees, small animals.
Images donated by ebay seller cockleheart, edited by Sytske Wijnsma, not charted yet.
C-YS317 Vlieger’s Lei-teekenvoorbeelden 8
Small booklet, 16 pages of examples to draw on a blackboard. Volume 8, pictures of birds and animals.
The drawings were white on black; for the sake of clarity the colors have been reversed.
From the collection of Sytske Wijnsma, scans donated by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.