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 […]

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. […]