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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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Bucilla (publ.)

Aran Fisherman Sweaters

Vol. 84

Bucilla, N.Y., N.Y. 11101

32 pages, stapled softcover. Aran Fisherman Sweaters to knit, for men, women, children. A collection of Aran patterns in Bear Brand, Fleisher's, Bucilla Yarns.

Donated by Virginia Behn, scanned by Sandra Bejster, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Maison Sajou (publ.)

St. Cecilia

91,207

Maison Sajou

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern of St. Cecilia with her harp. Her feast day is 22th November.

Scan donated by Iva Innocenti, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Kuehn, Heinrich (publ.)

Corner design with violets

14556

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on cream cardboard. Corner design with violets, green leaves and blue geometric lines.

Scan donated by Matthijs Ufkes, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Laudien-Roth

Kerbschnitt

Leipzig-R. 1904 Verlag von E. Haberland

Leipzig,-R, 1904, Verlag von E. Haberland

Small stapled softcover, 60 pages including covers. About chip carving, from simple exercises to complex designs. Discusses tools, techniques, applications. Fraktur-script.

From the estate of Frans Wijnsma, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Wood Decoration

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Les Ouvrages de La Mode Du Jour (publ.)

La Grosse Broderie

Album No. 4

Paris, Les Ouvrages de La Mode Du Jour

Circa 1930. 48 pages not including covers. Softcover stapled oblong. Fullsize patterns for Richelieu embroidery and cutwork, and illustrations showing items with which the patterns could be used. Price list for fabric with pre-printed patterns.

Scans donated by Willem Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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The American Thread Co. (publ.)

Star Needlework Journal

Vol. 1 - No. 1 - Price Five Cents

The American Thread Co.

1916, 24 pages stapled softcover. This number contains Artistic Crochet patterns, Dainty Embroideries and Cross Stitch Effects, Doilies, Crochet Corners and Boudoir accessories, Irish Crochet Lace Edging and Insertion. All Illustrations taken from Photographs.

Scans donated by Peter Ketels, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin (publ.)

Roses and ribbons

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Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern. Border design, two bands of roses and ribbons between three narrower terracotta bands of a classical design.

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

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The Spool Cotton Company (publ.)

Dresses - Crochet for Small Fry

Book No. 211

The Spool Cotton Company

16 pages stapled softcover, damaged by a vertical fold. Seven patterns for toddlers dresses and an occasional cap, all crocheted.

From the collection of Iva Rose, donated by Peggy April, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. (publ.)

Needle-Art and Health Book

32 pages and 4 for cover

Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.

32 pages and 4 for cover. Some ideas for embroidery on household linens, intermixed with glowing reviews of various Lydia E. Pinkham medicines for nearly every physical problem women might have. Approx. two thirds reviews, one third embroidery.

From the collection of Folva Miller, donated by her grandson Charles Kite, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

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The Narrow Fabric Company (publ.)

Nufashond Rick Rack Book

Volume 1

Reading, Penn., The Narrow Fabric Company, 1916, 20 pgs.

20 pages not including covers. How to use rick rack for decorative edgings, doilies, pin cushions, handkerchiefs, collars, aprons, shawls.

Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

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Frances A. Harris

Dainty Doilies with Clever Crochet Edges

J.P. Coats Mercerized Crochet

The Spool Cotton Company, New York

Leaflet No. A 4-4, 6 pages advertising leaflet for J.P. Coats thread, folded in three. Five edgings for round doilies, and advertisements for thread and books.

Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Folva Miller.

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Edge

Doilies

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United States

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

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 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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