2023-08-16 New Publications: Grape Panholders, a prayer chair seat pattern, and Star Book 100 Edgings

NEW PUBLICATIONS M-AW004 Corn and Grape Panholders Singe sheet, one side printed, unknown publisher. Pattern for crocheted panholders, one in the shape of a bunch of grapes, the other in the shape of a corn cob. Scan donated and edited by Alex Welch. L-PC006 Journal des Jeunes Personnes – Prayer chair seat with cross and […]

2023-08-11 New Publications: The Magic of Crochet and Sofa Cushion in Leviathan Work

NEW PUBLICATIONS N-NK005 Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine -Sofa Cushion in Leviathan Work Single sheet, printed on cream paper. Geometric square design in four colors. Leviathan work is also known as Smyrna stitch, a cross-stitch and a plus stitch (vertical and horizontal) to make a square. The stitch covers a larger area than a simple cross-stitch would. […]

2023-08-09 New Publications: The Workbasket October 1955 and the Mentone Travelling Bag

NEW PUBLICATIONS N-NK001 Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine – The Mentone Travelling Bag Handpainted embroidery pattern of a travelling bag in eleven colors, on grey paper. Simple design. Scan donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma M-AW001 The Workbasket Vol. 21 No. 1 64 pages. Crochet: Shell Stitch Afghan, Swirl Tablecloth, Decorated Plate, Novel […]

2023-08-07 New Publications: The Palm Pattern, and Altitalienische Leinenstickerei 2

NEW PUBLICATIONS N-NK004 Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine – The Palm Pattern Handpainted square embroidery pattern on grey paper. Nine colors, no indication which colors were intended to be wool and which Filoselle, probably the yellow and white colors judging from similar embroideries. Beading would also be great for accents. The pattern is symmetrical, but shown complete. […]

2023-07-31 New Publications: The Knapsack Bag, ladies headdresses and decorations, Turkish embroideries

NEW PUBLICATIONS N-NK003 Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine – The Knapsack Bag Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern for a travelling bag, in purple, cyan, pink and magenta, on grey cardboard. Scanned by Nettie Kraaij, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma. D-YS225 Victoria 1875 – Seven headdresses Single sheet with seven illustrations of headdresses, hair decorations, and hats. Two […]

2023-07-29 New Publications: Crochet, woodworking and an embroidery pattern

NEW PUBLICATIONS D-YS136 LVMFA Ouvrages de Dames Serie B No. 82 Small booklet with eight pages of thirteen crochet designs. The designs are somewhat sketchily shown, without description. Baby caps, edgings, insertions, collars, and one round design. Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. D-YS134 Werke fur Tischler, Drechsler, Holzbildhauer, Glaser und Instrumentenmacher Sonderverzeichnis Nr. […]

2023-06-19 New Publications: Assisi embroidery, a Berlin woolwork butterfly and sewing lessons for children

NEW PUBLICATIONS N-NK002 L. Vannini – Lavoro Assisano No. 2 Oblong stapled softcover booklet. Cover, four text pages, 12 plates. Voided embroidery aka Assisi embroidery, small motifs, border designs and corner designs for tablecloths, towels and similar linens. Except for the patterns nearly identical to No. 1 of the same title. Scans donated by Nettie […]