2024-03-01 New Publications: Crochet chair sets, embroidery, rug making, and a Workbasket


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M-SH003 W. Jones & Co – Rug Making
Small stapled 12 page booklet, covers included. One page (6) of actual instruction, all others about how to order wool, special offer packages, testimonies of customers, offers of employment and other advertising content. No publication date or mention of copyright, but customers are referred to as ladies which indicates an early 20thC date at the latest. Also an inlaid leaflet, blank on one side, showing a knotted rug
Scans donated by Sarah Hartwell, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

L-II011 Bruno Börner – Rose border
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on grey cardboard. The repeat is shorter than the actual pattern; only one repeat has been charted. The pattern has been clipped but the maker is known as Bruno Börner in Berlin. The pattern number is not known.
Scan donated by Iva Innocenti, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-WB123 The Workbasket Vol. 12 No. 3
Folded strip of paper, 8 pages. Crochet: “King’s Crown” medallion, handkerchief edgings, “Ripple Stripe” crocheted rug. Knitting: versatile sweater. Tatting: Good Luck tatted star. More crochet: Chair Set, Wheel of Fortune Medaillion.
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.

I-MU004 La Brodeuse – Chair seat in floral design for filet
Partially cut-off printed pattern on cream paper in dark green ink. Filet chart of a chair seat with a flower bouquet surrounded by a floral border. Dated January ???
Scan donated by Matthijs Ufkes, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

G-KR0013 Clark’s and J&P Coats O.N.T. Book No. 223 – Chair Sets
Stapled softcover booklet, 16 pages, dated 1945. Thirteen crocheted chair sets, and one that is knitted.
Scans donated and edited by Kathryn Roloff.

F-IS036 Heinrich Kuehn 14459 – Two corner designs
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on cream cardboard. Publisher is not mentioned, but the prize medals at the top belong to Heinrich Kuehn in Berlin. The pattern shows two corner designs with geometrical elements and small pink and red flowers.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

E-WM009 Peterson’s Magazine – Travelling Satchels
A torn-out page, one from several from Peterson’s Magazine though this is not mentioned on the page itself. Two patterns for embroidery or woolwork, in three colors. One has an all-over repeating pattern with an edge design for the flap, and the other has a shield with an initial in the middle, and a border on three sides.
Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-PR007 Sajou – Dessins de Broderie Album No. 324
Small brown leporello with three cross-stitch alphabets, one on a single page, the second on three pages, the third on four pages. Intricate designs mostly for decorative purposes.
Scans donated by Priscilla Cailly, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma


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