2024-03-22 New Publications: Filet beauties, knitted baby clothes, a Workbasket, three embroidery patterns and two charming pot holders


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O-AF003 W.L.M. Clark, Inc. – Grandmother’s Bud & Sis Pot Holders
Two lovely potholders from an earlier age, one with short trousers, the other with a little skirt. The pattern is a single large sheet of paper, with on the front the printed instructions how to crochet, and on the back typed or stencilled instructions for the actual pot holders.
Donated by Alice Feret, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

M-CB007 American Thread Company – Baby Book, Star Book No. 43
Knitted baby clothes, designed by Cecilia Vanek. 24 pages, stapled booklet. Crocheted and knitted soakers, a house coat for a toddler, baby jacket and bonnet, surplice sweater, smocked sweater, knitted sacque and cap, legging suit, cap and mittens for toddler, another child’s sweater, infant’s shoulderette, puff stitch bunting, booties, bonnet, mittens, carriage cover, cardigan, and a crocheted duck toy. Illustrated with photographs and some charming drawings that could be used for scrapbooks and handmade cards.
Scans donated by Clara Bruning, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

L-PC014 Knechtel &Co 1668 – Quart round abstract pattern
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on grey cardboard. Round design probably meant for a sofa cushion or table center. The colors are distinct and bright, so it could also be done in beadwork, as hot plate. Abstract symmetrical design.
Image donated by ebay seller planete-collections, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-WB126 The Workbasket Vol. 12 No. 6
Folded strip of paper, 8 pages. A girl’s crochet dress, heirloom bedspread with knitted strips and linen embroidered strips, crocheted butterfly as corner of a tablecloth, shaded tatted doily with one shuttle and one ball.
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.

H-II004 A. Hofer – Le Filet Brodé et son employ Album No. 4
Softcover, bound with a cord. 24 plates of mostly filet embroidery combined with occasional whitework. Collar, tea cosy, curtain, more collars, lampshade, handbag, panel, blouse, bedspread/tablecloth, table runners and other motifs suitable for multiple applications. The author is mentioned in tiny tiny letters on the cover.
Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

F-IS045 Heinrich Kuehn 14179 – Corner design with fence and roses
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on cream cardboard. A corner design with what looks like a formal green fence with framed roses. Muted colors. Would probably look great as edging on table linen .
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

A-MH246 Journal des Jeunes Personnes – Border in gold and black, red and green
Single sheet, pattern printed on cream paper. A border design on a gold and black background with red and green details in two shades each. Limited palette, could be used for beadwork as well. Design by Maison J. Leger, tapestry designer and producer.
From the collection of Marleen van Horssen, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.



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