2024-01-12 New Publications: Workbasket, embroidery patterns, baby booties


O-KG001 The Knit Guru – Simple Baby Booties knitting pattern
A specific simple baby booties pattern from at least 60 years ago was found by the APL forum members. The pattern is too nice to be forgotten.
External link only to the knitguru site where the pattern is currently published. Thanks to the APL forum members for bringing it to light again.

J-CB005 The Workbasket Magazine, Vol. 16 No. 8 – May 1951
48 pages including covers. Crochet: Place Mat, Pansy Hot Dish Mat, Roses for Pillow Slips. Knitting: Sweet Miss knitted toddler dress. Tatting: Tatted Vanity Set. Paper Art: Carnations from tissue paper. Ribbon Art: Tying bows. Cooking: Hot Stuffed Eggs, Bacon and eggs receipt, Barbecued Frankfurters, Picnic Meat Loaf, Frozen Strawberry Supreme, Strawberry Puffs. Sewing: Basic Hand Stitches, Dressing up Mirrors. Quilting: Baby Necktie Quilt. The Junior Workbasket, gardening, pimping old trunks, painting Junior Rembrandt.
Scans donated by Clara Bruning, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

F-IS061 Wide border pattern with heraldic shield
Handpainted pattern on cream paper. Border design with a heraldic shield that probably could be changed to other colors and designs, with a partially colored background. Possibly from Heinrich Kuehn in Berlin or their successor Vereinigte Stickmuster Verlag based on the remains of the text Deponirt at the bottom right. Probably part of a leporello with similar designs.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

F-IS032 – Floral design 1045B
Handpainted pattern on cream cardboard. Floral design, wide and low, with blue and pink flowers. No date, publisher or designer mentioned, handwritten reference number. Might be suitable for pillow or bedsheet.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma

D-PR003 Heinrich Kuehn – Album de Tapisserie No. 874
Small leporello with six pages of lovely stylized floral designs in green and red and six pages containing four alphabets well-known from other Kuehn booklets, each marked “deponirt” as usual with Heinrich Kuehn publications and those of their successor Vereinigte Stickmuster Verlag.
Scans donated by Priscilla Cailly, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

D-PR002 N. Alexandre & Cie – Manuel de Dessins pour Crochet No. 166
Small hardcover bound book, 32 plates. Very early crocheted laces and squares (no text) in white on blue background. No text, experienced crocheters were supposed to work from the images only.
Scans donated by Priscilla Cailly, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.


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