2024-02-23 New Publications: Star Needlework Journal, a Workbasket, and several embroidery patterns


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I-WB122 The Workbasket Vol. 12 No. 2
Folded strip of paper, 8 pages. Knitting: “Double Nine-Patch” Knitted Rug. Sewing: “Brickwork” Afghan. Crochet: Crocheted Table Runner. Knitting: Baby Socks, Knitted Lace Edging.
From the collection of Sarah Dalton, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

F-IS152 Blueprint bird in filet crochet.
Bird in filet crochet, printed as cyanotype aka blueprint. Probably part of a curtain edging judging by the cut-off piece of fabric at the top.
Scan donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman. Edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma

F-IS131 Star Needlework Journal Vol. VIII No. 2
Softcover stapled quarterly publication, 20 pages not including cover. Dated 1923. The results of the Journal’s Fifth Needlework Contest are fully explained in this issue. A color chart of cross-stitch designs, baby and infant clothes, tatted and crocheted yokes, knitted mats, embroideries, a bedspread with a religious text, womans dresses in knitting and crochet, all with lovely illustrations and the occasional chart.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman. Edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

F-IS074 Bruno Börner 14070 – Two small square designs
Berlin woolwork pattern, handpainted on cream cardboard. Abstract designs, suitable for small objects such as pincushions or coasters.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman. Edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-LM003 American Thread Company – Basic Sweater Set
Publicity leaflet no. 201, with a knitting pattern for a basic sweater set. No copyright notice or date, probably end 1950s
Scans donated by Lenore Ciavarella-Madrachimov, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-JM005 Heinrich Kuehn 4110 – Quart design with small flowers
Single sheet quarter circle floral pattern, handpainted on cream cardboard. Two nested circles of muddy green with a stem with small pink and red flowers. Other areas black background, multiple stems with blue, brown, and red flowers. Suitable for a round pillow cover or a table centerpiece. Only two of the prize medals are shown on the pattern instead of the usual four or five.
Scan donated by Joanna Meszaros, edited by Judith Adele, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.


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