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This ongoing project is an effort to scan craft pattern publications that are in the public domain, to preserve them, so we can keep our craft heritages in our hands. Most of these scans have been graphically edited to make the images easier for craft workers to see, and to reduce file sizes. They are available, for free, to anyone who wants them, for educational, personal, artistic and other creative uses.

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D.M.C.

Le Crochet

Ie Serie

Editions Th. de Dillmont - Mulhouse [639]

Softcover bound book, 8 plates of crochet patterns (64 patterns), 22 text pages explaining the patterns, and 16 pages of advertisements for DMC threads and other DMC publications.

Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma, book transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library 2020.

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Crochet

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France
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Tidy on Java Canvas

Peterson's Magazine Oct 1875

Peterson's Magazine

Single sheet, supplement of the October 1875 issue of Peterson's Magazine. Square printed in yellow and black. The colored squared do not exactly match te grid. Pattern suitable for filet work, filet crochet, cross-stitch, beading.

Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Embroidery

Filet

Filet crochet

Charted

Cross-stitch

Beading

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German
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Carter, Eillin E.

Artistic Leather Work

A Handbook on the Art of Decorating Leather

London, E. & F.N. Spon, Ltd., 57 Haymarket, S.W. 1

Small clothbound hardcover, 8+67 pages. 6 Plates for Work executed by the Author and 21 Illustrations. Second edition. A basic explanation of the types of decoration of leatherwork and how to execute them, together with hints and tips for the beginner.

Scans donated by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

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Leatherwork

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United Kingdom
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Kuehn, Heinrich (publ.)

Mountain meadow with house and goats

14678

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on tan cardboard. Stitches size 130x180. Many, many colors! Scene shows goats in flowers on the foreground, a meadow with a house behind that, and a forested mountain in the background.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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BerlinWork

Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Charted

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German
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Modern Handcraft Inc. (publ.)

The Workbasket Vol. 10 No. 9

Home and Needlecraft for Pleasure and Profit Ideas for the Bazaar, the Home, Gifts and Sparetime Moneymakers - with Many Inexpensive, Easily Made Articles that find a Ready Sale

Kansas City, Modern Handcraft, Inc.

8 pages. Crochet: Sailor Hat with matching bag. Sewing: Flowers from fabric scraps. Knitting: Knitted Glass Jackets.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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Knitting

Sewing

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United States
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American Thread Co. (publ.)

Make it Yourself for Christmas

Star Christmas Book No. 142

American Thread Co., 260 West Broadway, New York 12, NY

Stapled softcover, 16 pages including covers. Christmas decorations made from yarn. Pom poms, Harlequin, Christmas Bell, Glitter Star, Fluff Star, Christmas Angel, Christmas Bubbles, Basket Doily, Pink Crocheted Glitter, Christmas Cards, Small Santa, Bird, Xmas Tree, Place Card Xmas Tree.

From the collection of Peggy April, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Crochet

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United States
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Kuehn, Heinrich (publ.)

Moderne Stickvorlagen No. 560

Dessins de Broderies Modernes

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Printed leporello with six pages of patterns for corners, borders, all-over patterns, and a few motifs, most abstract or floral, one with stylized birds. All patterns use the same three colors. No alphabets on the back.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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LA059

Embroidery

Charted

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

Beading

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German
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Six Silver-handled Scissors

Six different antique Dutch scissors with silver handles. When such scissors would be too worn to use, the handles were taken off and put on another set of blades. Most of these date from the middle of the 19th century.

Borrowed from various sewing baskets and collections, scanned by Sytske Wijnsma.

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LA058

Sewing

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Netherlands
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American Thread Co. (publ.)

Babies are such fun to dress

Star Baby Book No. 148

American Thread Co.

32 pages including cover, stapled softcover. All kinds of baby clothes, accessories. Knitted and crocheted baby jackets, hats, booties, mittens, caps, sweaters, onesies, dress. Tatted christening cap and dress edging. Blanket, throw, carriage cover.

From the collection of Peggy April, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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LA057

Crochet

Tatting

Knitting

PA

United States
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Crespel, A. (publ.)

Le Filet Brodé Album No. 7

32 Pages - 115 Modèles

A. Crespel, 38, Boulevard Carnot. 38, Lille

32 pages stapled softcover. Patterns for filet embroidery, also suitable for cross-stitch and filet crochet. Scenes from Greek mythology, fables, the twelve astrological signs, some Egyptian motifs, and floral and geometrical borders, corners, squares.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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LA056

Embroidery

Filet

Charted

Cross-stitch

Filet crochet

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France
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Modern Handcraft, Inc. (publ.)

The Workbasket Vol. 10 No. 8

Home and Needlecraft for Pleasure and Profit Ideas for the Bazaar, the Home, Gifts and Sparetime Moneymakers - with Many Inexpensive, Easily Made Articles that find a Ready Sale

Kansas City, Modern Handcraft, Inc.

8 pages. Crochet: Lacy Dutch Bonnet, Pansy Doily. Sewing: Shoe Bag. Filet Crochet: Grape Buffet Set.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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LA055

Charts

Crochet

Sewing

Filet crochet

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United States
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Alphabete für Plattstich-Stickerei No. 43

No. 43

Stapled softcover oblong, 16 pages with alphabets for whitework. All in all 14 different alphabets, not counting the additional lower-case letters and numbers. Some decorative motifs as well. No known author or publisher, except for "G&V. St." on the front cover.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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LA054

Alphabet

Embroidery

whitework

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German
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Felix, J. (publ.)

Modeles de Broderie

pour Robes

J. Felix, 18, Rue Thomas Vinçotte, Bruxelles

Belgian origin, stapled softcover, 44 pages excluding covers. Selection of embroidery patterns around 1920s. Each page shows a pattern and a suggestion of how to use it on clothing. Page numbers are not consecutive and sometimes different patterns have the same number. Shown here in the sequence they appeared in the book. Designs clearly influenced by Far Eastern and Egyptian styles.

Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Embroidery

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Heinrich Kuehn (publ.)

Album No. 403

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Small leporello, 10 pages, one side two-colored embroidery patterns, mostly border and corner designs, the other side monochrome alphabet patterns and some small motifs.

Scans donated by Enzo Lima, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Alphabet

Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Charted

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German
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Modern Handcraft, Inc. (publ.)

The Workbasket Vol. 10 No. 7

Home and Needlecraft for Pleasure and Profit Ideas for the Bazaar, the Home, Gifts and Sparetime Moneymakers - with Many Inexpensive, Easily Made Articles that find a Ready Sale

Kansas City, Modern Handcraft, Inc.

8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined into one. Lovely New Spring Accessories In Crochet, Fair Isle Knitting Makes a Set of Panholders. The Spring accessories are a bow, a jabot, and a collar. The panholders are knitted with a flower pattern, and then crocheted around with a border and a hanging loop. Quilting: Primrose Patch quilting pattern.

Scans donated by Martha Ess, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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LA051

Crochet

Knitting

Quilting

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United States
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Adele Voshage

Das Spitzenklöppeln

Anleitung an vierunddreiszig Mustern die Klöppelarbeit gründlich zu erlernen.

Eugen Twietmeijer, Leipzig

Although the text is in fraktur script and probably not an easy read (as well as German) the illustrations are fabulous, in clear black and white the lace pattern, and an engraving of the resulting lace. This edition is the third, indicating that the book must have sold well at the time. And with every new edition new patterns were added. No separate pattern sheets, but with copy-paste-print that shouldn't be a big problem. Some nice illustrations of antique lacemaking tools as well.

Book donated by Antiquariaat Lont, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Lace

BobbinLace

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German

Cataloguers needed!

We badly need trained librarians or scholars in humanities, to help make our catalog useful and conforming to standards, and teach other volunteers how to do this. If you have some training in cataloguing, we'd be very glad for your help. As many or as few hours you would be willing to spend on it, it all would help. Contact Judith or Sytske via the groups.io/g/antiquepatternlibrary group, or send a mail to the info address above. Thank you!

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Conditions of Use

By downloading the files, you are agreeing to the following conditions: The files are scans of books which are now in the public domain. Although the originals have no copyright, the scans are the works of the owners or scanners of the books and, as such, are copyrighted. The owners of the books give permission for you to download and use these file for educational and personal use. You are free to copy and distribute the scans, as electronic or hard copies, free of charge and to make derivative works under the following conditions:

  • You must attribute the borrowed elements to the original title and author of the publication

  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of these works

  • Any of these conditions can be waived if you get written permission from the copyright holder (the current owner of the original book)

  • You do not have permission to sell these copies in any format. You may give copies away, you may not sell them.

There is more information on the library at The Antique Pattern Library forum at groups.io. We use this forum to email newsletters when we add new books to the library, to post information about donating book scans, website space, or time to the project, and to help organize volunteers.

How You Can Help

Cash donations are always welcome, they pay for our website hosting and other library costs. If you have a book you would like to scan for the library, please see these guidelines (follow the link below). We are always looking for old craft books! We also need volunteers to do graphics editing and to help proofread our catalog listings. Please see the User Forumn link below to find out where to volunteer. Thank you!

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