2023-06-19 New Publications: Assisi embroidery, a Berlin woolwork butterfly and sewing lessons for children


N-NK002 L. Vannini – Lavoro Assisano No. 2
Oblong stapled softcover booklet. Cover, four text pages, 12 plates. Voided embroidery aka Assisi embroidery, small motifs, border designs and corner designs for tablecloths, towels and similar linens. Except for the patterns nearly identical to No. 1 of the same title.
Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

M-TH002 Butterfly pattern, with yellow and green wings – 7439
Fragment of a handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern, showing a butterfly with yellow and green wings.
Image donated by an ebay seller who would prefer to be anonymous, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

E-WM015 Needlework Development Scheme – Starting to Sew
Small softcover stapled booklet, 20 pages including covers. No date but probably around 1950. Colorful illustrations and simple instructions on how to sew dolls clothes. Intended for needlework lessons for little girls. The Needlework Development Scheme was a project intending to encourage embroidery and to improve the quality of embroidery designs. Established mid 1930, ended around 1960, subsidized by thread manufacturer Coats.
Scans donated by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.


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