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Welcome!

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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Arbeitsstube 11

Die Arbeitsstube

Single leaf with letters AB and various other motifs

Scans donated, edited, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

D-YS213

A

A

F111

SW

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Berlinwork 7 allover patterns

Scan donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Judith Adele, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

D-II002

B

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Birner, Bruno

10 10683

Berlin, Bruno Birner, [c.1860] single sheet

Single sheet Berlin Work - stylized floral border and corner

Scan donated by Sytske Wijnsma from the collection of AnneMarie van der Peut, edited by Judith Adele.

C-VP001

B

B

F111

Embroidery

SW

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17th century English Crewelwork

17th Century English crewelwork panel

Images donated by ebay seller extreme-orient2.

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C

C

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EE

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Embroidered Tree-of-Life

Magnificent antique English crewelwork embroidered Tree-of-Life panel

Images donated by ebay seller extreme-orient2.

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C

C

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EE

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The book of Genesis

Now printed in the authorised version and illustrated after drawings by F. Cayley Robinson

London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd. MDCCCCXIV 1914.

First book of the Bible, famous edition among book lovers, mainly because of the limited edition and beautiful illustrations.

Scans (of illustrations only) donated by Sytske Wijnsma.

E-YS009

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Hertz & Wegener

19016

Berlin, Hertz & Wegener c.1870, single sheet

Berlin Work floral bouquet

From the collection of AnneMarie van der Peut, edited by Judith Adele.

B-VP025

H

H

F111

BerlinWork

Embroidery

VP


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[Kuehn, Heinrich]

Pattern 1054

Flower circle in a rectangle

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, floral pattern in hot pink, purple, black, green

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-VP004

K

K

F111

Embroidery

VP

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[Kuehn, Heinrich]

Pattern 1054b

Floral border

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, floral pattern in hot pink, purple, green, white background

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut, charted by Sytske Wijnsma..

B-VP005

K

K

F111

VP

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[Kuehn, Heinrich]

Pattern 1054a

Floral border

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, floral pattern in hot pink, purple, green, white background

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut, charted by Sytske Wijnsma..

B-VP006

K

K

F111

Embroidery

VP

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[Kuehn, Heinrich]

Pattern 1054b

Floral border

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, floral pattern in hot pink, purple, green, white background

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut, charted by Sytske Wijnsma..

B-VP007

K

K

F111

Embroidery

VP

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Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Pattern 1054c

Floral border

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, floral pattern in hot pink, purple, green, white background

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut, charted by Sytske Wijnsma..

B-VP008

K

K

F111

Embroidery

VP

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Flower corner

Flower corner

[Berlin C.1910]

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, elegant pattern in red and turquoise

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut.

B-VP014

K

K

F111

Embroidery

VP

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Flower corner

Floral corner

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, elegant pattern in red and turquoise

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut.

B-VP023

K

K

F111

Embroidery

VP

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Flower corner

Floral corner

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Single leaf, handpainted pattern, approx. 1920?, elegant pattern in red and turquoise

From the collection of Annemarie van der Peut.

B-VP024

K

K

F111

Embroidery

VP

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Broderies Liturgiques

Les Albums des Patrons Favoris 42

Editions et Publications des Patrons Favoris, 94, Rue d'Alesia, Paris, (XIVe)

Beautiful embroideries, subjects mainly church vestments and linen, and of course flowers are for everywhere. Supplement included.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Judith Adele.

B-YS056

P

P

F111

Embroidery

SW

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Antique English Tapestry Panel

Antique English tapestry panel with flower design

Images donated by ebay seller extreme-orient2.

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EE

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 Yahoo group, or send a mail to the info address above. Thank you!

Who we are

Antique Pattern Library is a project of New Media Arts, Inc., a nonprofit corporation tax exempt under IRC (501)(c)(3). EIN 27-2500171.
Your donations may be tax deductible, depending on your tax status and tax jurisdiction. Please consult a tax professional in your country. Click  HERE  to donate. Thank you!

Licensing

These works are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. To view a copy of this license, visit Creative Commons licenses or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305 USA.

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 Yahoo Group. We use this Yahoo group 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 Yahoo Groups link below to find out where to volunteer. Thank you!

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