2023-08-28 New Publications: Ruffled doilies, a knitted Navy sweater, and a small bouquet to embroider

NEW PUBLICATIONS M-CB003 Clark’s J.&P.Coats – Ruffled Doilies, Book No. 253 A book dedicated to ruffled doilies only – D-130 Rose Ruffle, D-131 Fairy Frosting, D-132 Party Frills, D-133 Pole Star, D-134 Waterfall, D-135 Zephyr, D-136 Flying Comet, D-137 Easter Lily, D-138 Fancy Free, D-139 Full Bloom, D-140 Staff of Life, D-141 Whirlpool. All crochet, […]

2023-08-27 New Publications: Berlin woolwork pattern, crocheted dolls dresses, and a calligraphy lesson book

NEW PUBLICATIONS L-PC012 A. Todt – 5395 Three Border Patterns Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern, with three border designs of varying width of 15-20-25 stitches, with a similar color palette. Floral designs. Image donated by ebay seller planete.collections, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma. F-WM234 S. S. Kresge Company – “Kathy” Dressed Doll Single sheet, on […]

2023-08-26 New Publications: IHS motif, Dutch needlework sampler, and a crochet/knitting book from the 1920s

NEW PUBLICATIONS G-CW012 IHS motif in cross-stitch A simple IHS motif, taken from an old chalice veil. Image donated by ebay seller cotswoldcats, charted by Sytske Wijnsma. G-AS004 Dutch needlework sampler A needlework sampler also known as “pronklap” to showcase the makers sewing and embroidering abilities. Usually these were made during sewing lessons that were […]

2023-08-24 New Publications: 3D embroidery on filet net, and six small Berlin woolwork patterns

NEW PUBLICATIONS N-YS004 Journal des Demoiselles – Embroidery on filet net Single sheet, pattern printed in blue. A corner design, showing a basket with three-dimensional flowers embroidered on filet net. Also a partially finished embroidery, front and back, in cream linen thread on hand knotted filet net. Scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. G-AA006 Hertz […]

2023-08-23 New Publication: A small Berlin woolwork work-bag

NEW PUBLICATIONS M-BB001 Berlin woolwork workbag Small bag, made from a rectangular Berlin woolwork embroidery, both ends a round red piece of crochet, closed with buttons and loops. Also has a round twisted carrying handle. Embroidery design has two different repeating stripes. Images donated by ebay seller birchybunch, charted and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.   […]

2023-08-18 New Publications: Toilecrosse and Czecho Slovakian embroideries

NEW PUBLICATIONS L-SB002 Coloured Designs for Toilecrosse – Book No. 1 Eight pages with embroidery patterns intended for perforated cardboard. Several designs per page. The same five colors are used for all patterns. Scans donated by Sandra Bejster, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma. D-YS128 Henri Ernst – Broderies et décorations populaires Tchécho-Slovaques Folder with […]

2023-08-17 New Publications: Weldon’s Practical Pastinello and Poker work, and a Berlin woolwork pattern with four monograms

NEW PUBLICATIONS M-PR003 Weldon’s Pastinello and Poker Work No. 340, Vol. 29 16 pages including cover. Including Advanced Stencilling, Also Poker Work in Relief and Mosaic. 57 Illustrations. Pastinello work appears to be a bit like cake decorating, with the paint held in a bag with a narrow opening. Elementary instructions and several designs (sold […]