2024-03-29 New Publications: Lots of bedspreads, a Workbasket, embroidery patterns and a sampler


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J-PA253 The Spool Cotton Company – Bedspreads Book No. 151
Softcover stapled booklet of 32 pages. Eighteen bedspread patterns, varying from filet crochet to Irish crochet, with calculations of how many motifs you would need and what the cost would be. Charming illustrations of bedrooms with these bedspreads. List of patterns: 6020 Magnolia, 6011 Snow in Summer, 6017 Waltz Time, 675 Radiant Star, 6014 Rose of Killarney, 6019 Lovelace, 6025 Pine Cone, 6031 Trailing Vine, 6022 Hexagon, 6023 Circle, 6021 Classic, 6026 Square, 6015 Berkeley Square, 6018 Charmer, 681 Jenny Lind, 6013 Star Drift, 6016 Heirloom.
Donated by Peggy April, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-WB128 The Workbasket Volume 12 May 1947 Number 8
Folded but not stapled, 16 pages, pages 7 and 8 combined into one. Crochet: “Mayflowers” Chair Set. Huck darning: three borders ends for towels. More crochet: Wall bracket with flowers. Quilting: Aunt Etta’s Diamond Quilt. Crochet: Wild Rose Doily, Irish Crochet Edging. Tatting: tatted 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.

G-AS001 Woolwork sampler 1894 L.S. Blijdorp
Photographs of an old Dutch woolwork sampler, with 34 pattern samples, a border with flowers and leaves, and a border in red backstitches. Dated 1894 on the sampler and named as by L.S. Blijdorp. Some of the patterns were evidently popular as they recur in other Dutch samplers around that time.
Images donated by ebay seller antiquesamplershop, edited by Sytske Wijnsma, not charted yet

G-AA011 Faudel Phillips & Son London – Various repeating motifs
Small handpainted chart, glued on grey cardboard, with several small repeating motifs in green, orange, blue, and shades of grey.
Images donated by ebay seller amgarchive, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

F-IS046 Heinrich Kuehn 14253 – Corner design with rose garlands and yellow flowers
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern, a wide corner design with a narrow geometric border, then yellow flowers, and within that rose garlands with green leaves. The design is not entirely clear how the edge should continue, that was probably left to the fantasy of the user. Possibly intended for a centerpiece.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-PR006 Sajou – Dessins de Broderies Album No. 457
Blue cover leporello with 8 pages, all landscape. Three alphabets, in three different sizes. All missing J and W as usual in that time.
Scans donated by Priscilla Cailly, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma

A-MH091 Journal des Demoiselles – Round pattern in blue, red, gold, brown and black
Supplement from the 17th year of Journal des Demoiselles. A round pattern printed on cream cardboard. A red border with a gold and black chain design, and the center with blue and brown curlicues outlined in black and gold. The background color was not given but might be white. The pattern looks symmetrical but isn’t. It would be suitable for a round decorative pillow cover or table center. It’s probably too large for a hot plate if done in beadwork.
From the collection of Marleen van Horssen, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.



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