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Preserving Artistic Heritage. Creating Digital Heritage

Antique Pattern Library (APL), an online pattern library at, provides scans of public domain crafts and design books for free, to anyone who wants to use them, under Creative Commons licensing.

Our objective is to preserve our craft heritage in our hands; scanning and preparing donated scans so they can be downloaded by users with limited bandwidth and internet connections, and printed easily for use by craftspeople.

Join Our Efforts>> Become a Volunteer!

If you would like to help us preserve these amazing patterns, become a volunteer! We need folks that are able to digitally clean images scanned from old documents. We do our best to provide you with the best digital copy of these historical pieces of culture and that means that many of our scans need a personal touch.

Any time you are able to offer to help our library expand is appreciated. Use the contact form below to leave a message for the project manager, Systke Wijnsma.

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