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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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Turkish Tapestry Pattern

Small square pattern (99x99 stitches) reconstructed from the tapestry on the loom model (M-YS001). Center part filled in as best fit.

Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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M4215

Embroidery

Tapestry

Beading

Charted

Cross-stitch

SW

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Turkish Tapestry Loom Model

Small model of a tapestry loom, probably made for the tourist trade or as advertisment item. It has a seating bench in the front, two lease sticks, and a bar that holds balls of wool in the required colors, as well as part of a tapestry. The tensioning mechanism is made of metal and consists of a ring around the cloth beam, a spike through the warp beam and a metal rod with a tightening screw halfway.

Images donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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M4214

Weaving

Tapestry

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Coats & Clark's (publ.)

Crochet Money-Makers for your Bazaar

Book No. 278

1951, The Spool Cotton Company, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York 22, New York

12 pages including covers. " ... the items in this book are just the things to appeal to bazaar-buyers ... and they cost so little to make that a selling price of a dollar will bring a pretty profit.". Crochet, Brother and Sister Dolls, Sewing Susan (pincushion with spool holders), Checkerboard Apron, Television Slippers, Johnny-on-the-Spot doll, handkerchiefs, Jiffy Doily, washcloths, Shoe Tree Mitts, Tank Cover and Towel Set, Kitchen Judy (spoon and fork holder).

Scans donated by Sandra Bejster, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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M4213

Crochet

Dolls

Doilies

SB

United States
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T.E. Parker

Knitting and Crocheting

1885 Brown, Durrell & Co, .Boston, Mass.

Small book, 8 pages of advertisements , 16 pages of knitting and crochet patterns, followed by another 8 pages of advertisements and example pages of other books. Knitting: Shoulder shawl, Child's knit leggings, Lady's fancy wrister, Lady's mitten, Child's skirt, Infant's Shetland wool vest. Crochet: Boy's crocheted skull cap, Crocheted opera cape or lawn tennis wrap, Child's carriage shell afghan, Lady's worsted shoe, Crochet afghan or carriage blanket.

From the collection of Tina Kaczanowski, scanned by Sandra Bejster, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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M4212

Knitting

Crochet

TK

United States
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Three ladybugs on green leaves

Small fragment of a handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern probably containing multiple small motifs. This one shows three ladybugs each on its own green leaf.

Image donated by an ebay seller who would prefer to be anonymous, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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M4211

Embroidery

BerlinWork

Charted

Cross-stitch

Beading

Tapestry

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German
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Dalkeith, Lena

Aesop's Fables

With Pictures by S.R. Praeger

[1910] T.C. & E.C. Jack, London. E.P. Dutton & Co, New York.

Small hardcover, 47 pages, illustrated with 24 plates including the frontispiece, by Sophia Rosamond Praeger. Simple short stories, 47 fables so one per page on average. From the series Told to the Children. Probably from 1910 although earlier editions exist. Blank pages omitted. Four pages of advertisements at the end.

From the estate of Frans Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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M4210

Illustration

FW

United Kingdom

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!

Who we are

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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 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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