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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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Heinrich Kuehn

Madonna della Seggiola

6019

Heinrich Kuehn, Vereinigte Stickmuster-Verlage, Berlin.C.

This design represents a painting by Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael) that is called the Madonna della Seggiola, dated 1513-1514.

Scan and photos of embroidery and pattern donated by Iva Innocenti, charted by Sytske Wijnsma. Image of the painting from Wikipedia, item "Madonna della seggiola".

I-II007

H

IB01K

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

II

German
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Farbige Vorlagen fur Handarbeiten in Modernem Geschmack

Heft III [3] Blatt 13-18 Neue Muster fur Smyrna, Kreuzstich und Gobelin.

Berlin W. Verlag von Franz Ebhardt & Co.

Six handpainted patterns with beautiful colorful charted designs for embroidery. Very rare booklet.

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

I-II004

E

IB01K

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

Edge

Corner

II

German
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Hans Sibmacher

Stick- und Spitzen-Musterbuch

nach der Ausgabe vom Jahre 1597 in fachsimilirten Copien herausgegegen vom K.K. Osterreichischem Museum

1877, wien, Druck und Verlag von Carl Gerold's Sohn

Hans Sibmachers Embroidery- and Lace-Patternbook, from the edition from the year 1597 as facsimile copy published by the Imperial and Royal Austrian Museum. With a preface, title page and 35 pattern pages. New edition.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS049

S

IB01K

Embroidery

Lace

SW

German
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Hertz Wegener

491

Four motifs

Hertz Wegener in Berlin

A handpainted pattern with four motifs, a bow and quiver, a cross with lilies, a torch with roses, and an anchor with ivy.

Scanned with permission of the Rijksmuseum Research Library, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

H-RM036

H

IB01J

BerlinWork

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

Rose

RM

German
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Aiguille et Crochet

Vetements Brodes en Laine

43 Modeles Nouveaux

Societe Anonyme des Filatures et Tenitureries de Saint-Epin

40 pages. Album describing embroidery patterns for clothes as well as diagrams showing the sewing pattern for these clothes. Identical to the Wolf Dupeyron album of the same title.

Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-TT011

A

IB01J

Sewing

TT

France
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Berman

842

Vintage-Stickvorlage-Embroide-Kreuzstich-Perlen-Muster-Kreuz-Biedermeier-Wien 112789395127

Wien, Berman und Sohn

Handpainted embroidery pattern showing a black chantilly lace ribbon with four flowers.

Image donated by ebay seller elisa-sala, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-ES002

B

IB01I

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

ES

Austria
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The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 12

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

The Workbasket Magazine

8 pages. Crochet: Butterfly Chair Protector. Flowers made of yarn. Quilting: Ring around the Star. Crochet and sewing, match holders in flower shapes. Crochet: Pansy mat.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML025

W

IB01I

Quilting

Crochet

Flower

ML

United States
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Conover, Isabel DeNyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson IX [9], How to Make Women's Skirts

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 16 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking. Circular skirt, gored skirt, skirt with yoke. Drawings show the layout of pattern pieces and some details of sewing.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS104

C

IB01I

RMT-H811

Sewing

YS

United States
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L. Portman

No. L [50]

L. Portman, Amsterdam

Single sheet with ten more or less round motifs with leaves, flowers, and berries, and a double row of an edge design.

Original in the Rijksmuseum, scanned with permission. Edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

H-RM037

P

IB01H

Edge

Embroidery

whitework

RM

Netherlands
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The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 11

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

The Workbasket Magazine

8 pages. New Rag Rugs, Uses for RickRack. Quilting: Tulip block. Crochet: Bonnet (looks like a baby bonnet). Embroidery: Ladies on tea towels. Wooden lawn and garden ornaments. Painting with threads: an embroidery pattern of an old well.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML024

W

IB01H

Quilting

Embroidery

Crochet

Woodworking

ML

United States
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Green and cream diamond design

vintage wonderful hand embroidered art 252696062195

A repeating pattern with green and cream diamonds, yellow details and dark brown backstitches, from an old table runner.

Image donated by ebay seller gogilas33, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

H-GG001

G

IB01H

Embroidery

Repeat

Charts

Cross-stitch

GG

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La Brodeuse

anciens-modeles-de-broderie-journal-special-de-travaux-de-femmes-LA-BRODEUSE-182597433514

La Brodeuse

Dated 15 May 1855. A repeating pattern with pink flowers on a white background. Handpainted, the paint worn through in spots.

Images donated by ebay seller ithaque0237, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

H-FR116

B

IB01H

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

FR

France
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Four Heraldic Motifs

Vintage-Stickvorlage-Embroide-Kreuzstich-Perlen-Muster-Kreuz-Historismus-Prag112789446226

Jos Schindler

Titled Pracovna v Praze, dated December 1894. The title gets translated as "Office in Prague". A single sheet, lithographed, with four heraldic motifs.

Image donated by ebay seller elisa-sala, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-ES001

P

IB01G

Cross-stitch

Charts

BerlinWork

Embroidery

ES

CZ is onbekend
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La Frivolite

Traite Pratique orne de 72 gravures

Cartier Bresson

2nd Edition. One of the smaller Cartier Bresson albums, this one about Frivolite. A basic introduction and then a number of frivolite patterns described and photographed. There are no schematic drawings of the items.

Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-YS537

C

IB01G

Tatting

SW

France
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HKB [Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin]

Gittertull Hakelei

Nine solid-color patterns

HKB [Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin]

Nine handpainted pattern sheets. Fairly abstract patterns, for crochet, it says. A tea cosy, and several round and square designs, possibly for doilies or rugs. The instructions say something like one single crochet, one chain crochet. Gittertull is a kind of coarse tulle, made with partly tinsel threads.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-YS034

K

IB01F

Crochet

SW

German
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Karl Silling

Grosses Magazin fur Stickerei Heft 1

oder Sammlunt neure geschmackvoller Muster zum Sticken in Wolle und Seide, fur alle mogliche Art Arbeit in dieser Kunst

1807, Leipzig, Industrie-Comptoir

Stapled oblong collection of 9 sheets with embroidery patterns, one a fold-out. Corners, edges, four powdering patterns. Suitable for wool- and silk embroidery in all kinds of needlework.

Scans donated by Willem Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum, 2018.

I-WK001

S

IB01E

Embroidery

Edge

Repeat

Corner

WK

German
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Buttgen, P.

Monogrammbuch

Praktische Monogramme zum gebrauche fur Maler, Graveure, Papier- und Kartonaagenfabrikanten, Buchbinder, Wagenbauer Usw. Dreissig tafeln mit Sechshundert Monogrammen. Zweite Verbessterte Auflage.

Verlag von Bernh. Friedr. Voigt, Leipzig 1905

30 plates with every combination of two letters. "For the use of painters, engravers, paper- and cartonnage factories, bookbinders, coachbuilders etc."

Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-NK001

B

IB01E

Alphabet

Embroidery

Drawing

NK

German
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Berlin woolwork square

BEAUTIFUL-LITTLE-19th-CENTURY-FRENCH-WOOL-BERLIN-WOOL-WORK-MAT-POT-STAND-401109220089

Small and simple Berlin woolwork embroidery in pastel colors.

Images donated by ebay seller vanye90, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

G-VY002

B

IB01E

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

VY

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The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 10

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

The Workbasket Magazine

8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined. Quilting: Dresden Plate. Embroidery: The design on the cover of the previous issue. Crochet: Star and Flower bedspread.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML023

W

IB01D

Quilting

Crochet

Bedspread

Embroidery

ML

United States
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Alice Cook Fuller

Rose March and Drill for Sixteen Girls

A beautiful Spectacular Entertainment for any occasion

March Brothers, Lebanon, Ohio.

12 pages including covers. A description of a march for sixteen children in a rose costume. The costume is described as well. The advertisements mention many more such publications.

Scans donated by Willem Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

E-SW011

C

IB01D

Rose

Dance

WK

United States
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Petersons Magazine

Calla Lily slipper

Petersons c.1865

Single leaf torn from an issue of Petersons Magazine. Design for a slipper, split in a toe and a band around the heel.

Scanned by Tamara Tiekstra, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

E-SW001

P

IB01D

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

Slipper

BerlinWork

TT

United States
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American Thread Company

Skirts Suits Stoles Crocheted & Knitted Sizes 10 To 20

Star Book 171

American Thread Company

Crocheted skirts, bags, coats, and a slipper made from crocheted squares.

Scans donated by Kathryn Roloff, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-KR003

S

IB01C

Crochet

KR

United States
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Charles Dickens, F. Bernard, illustrator.

Christmas Books

London, Chapman & Hall, 1878

Illustrations from the Household Edition.

From the collection of Frans Wijnsma, edited by Judith Adele.

I-FW002

D

IB01C

Fashion

Dickens

FW

United Kingdom
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[Heinrich Kuehn]

Floral corner pattern

[Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin]

Corner pattern with pink flowers. Probably from a leporello published by Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin. Text at the bottom Deponirt.

Scans donated by Jackie Isler, charted by Franciska Ruessink.

F-IS080

K

IB01C

Embroidery

Corner

Charts

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

IS

German
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Heinrich Kuehn

Moderne Stickvorlagen

941

Heinrich Kuehn S.W. Berlin

Leporello: six pages of floral motifs in two colors, and six pages with three different alphabets. The alphabets were originally monochrome.

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

I-CL003

K

IB01B

Alphabet

Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Flower

CL

German
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Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Corner embroidery with blue ribbons, pink roses, topiary urn

Antique-Hand-Painted-Berlin-Woolwork-Embroidery-Pattern-Topiary-Urn1 92481008161

[Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin]

A corner design with topiary urns and a rose bowl, connected with a rose guirlande and blue ribbons. Probably from one of the embroidery albums of Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Images donated by ebay seller birdsinhand, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-BH002

K

IB01A

BerlinWork

Charts

Embroidery

Corner

Cross-stitch

BH

German
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Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities

Chapman & Hall, London

Illustrations only. All illustrations as appeared in the Household Edition of around 1870. For use in costume research.

From the collection of Frans Wijnsma. Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek and edited by Judith Adele.

H-WS010

D

IB01A

Fashion

Dickens

WS

United Kingdom
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Hooper, Luther

Weaving Board

1922 Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, Bath.

First book in a series of weaving with small appliances. How to make a weaving board and a tapestry frame, winding, warping, brocading and tapestry weaving.

Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to the Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2018-11-17.

C-YS066

H

IB01A

Weaving

Tapestry

SW

United Kingdom
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Bell pull in embroidery and beadwork

ANTIQUE-BEADED-NEEDLEPOINT-TEXTILE-BELL-PULL-OR-BELT-30X3-5IN-EXOTIC-DECORATION 282908343256

A beautiful bell pull embroidery, unfinished and colors still bright.

Images donated by ebay seller drawnbyhand, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-EB001

B

IB019

Embroidery

Charts

Beading

BerlinWork

Cross-stitch

DH

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The Workbasket Vol. 2 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

The Workbasket Magazine

8 pages. Sewing: Candlewick Coat. Quilting: Star Flower. Crochet: Glove with lace cuffs, cap, two purse designs. Knitting: cap.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML022

W

IB019

Knitting

Crochet

Quilting

Sewing

purse

ML

United States
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Ernst, Henri, ed.

Tapisseries et Etoffes Coptes

Paris, [c.1900] 48 plates

Old images of Coptic textiles, photos from actual pieces as well as designs.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

D-YS125

E

IB019

Weaving

SW

France
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The Workbasket Vol. 2 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

The Workbasket Magazine

8 pages. Crochet: Starched Table Mat Set, Quilting: Basket of Daisies, Fabric Flowers: Carnations of Organdy.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML021

W

IB018

Crochet

Quilting

Flower

ML

United States
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Conover, Isabel DeNyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson VIII [8], How to Make Children's Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 43 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking. 43 pages on making children's clothes; actually most of this is girl's clothing. Romper, straight-hanging dress, guimpe dress, blouse with buttoned-on skirt, middy and pleated skirt, a party dress, petticoat, drawers, sleeping drawers, nightgown.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS103

C

IB018

Sewing

RMT-H811

YS

United States
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Sajou

La Brodeuse, Journal mansuel de broderie et d'ouvrages divers

Paris, Sajou [c.1860, single sheet]

Full sized charted tapestry embroidery pattern for a shoe, with applied color strips to indicate thread color

Scans donated by Judith Adele, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-SW029

S

IB018

Embroidery

JA

France
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Fuchs, Leonard

De Rubia Tinctorum

extract from De Stirpium Historia

Basel

One page, front and back, from an old herbal (1542), concerning madder, a plant from which the roots were used to make a red dye.

Scans donated by Seya Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-WS004

F

IB017

WS

Switzerland
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Heyde, Bertha

Schnittmuster fur die Fleissige Puppenschneiderin

Verlag von Gustav Weise in Stuttgart.

A folder with ten pattern sheets for dolls' clothes. The pattern pieces are spread over the different sheets. This folder probably belongs with C-YS695, Die Fleissige Puppenschneiderin, a German-language book which probably contains the descriptions of the individual costumes.

Scans donated by Seya Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2018-11-09.

I-WS003

H

IB017

Sewing

Dolls

WS

German
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Trube, P.

Patterns for Embroidering on Java Canvas

on Waffle-stuff and for Crochets

Berlin, P. Trube, c.1860, 3 sheets

3 Second Empire embroidery or crochet charts

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

C-SW031

T

IB017

Embroidery

Chart

SW

German
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Heinrich Kuehn

Neueste Vorlagen fur Hakel-Arbeiten

No. 88

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Small stapled softcover booklet with 8 pages, one side printed other side blank, with 32 crochet patterns illustrated. No instructions are given. Most are edge designs.

Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-TT003

H

IB016

Crochet

Edge

TT

German
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Heinrich Kuehn

Album 584

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Medium sized brown leporello, 6 pages, one side handpainted patterns other side blank. Floral and abstract corner designs, and a heraldic repeating pattern. Suitable for cross-stitch, beadwork, tapisserie.

From the collection of Folva Miller, donated by her grandson Charles Kite. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2018-11-02.

I-CL002

H

IB016

Embroidery

Charts

Corner

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

Repeat

CL

German
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P. Trube

Multicolor Alphabet

7908

P. Trube, Berlin.

A handpainted pattern, 100x80, with an alphabet in nine colors. The impression is that it's decorated with flowers, but the size is quite small and the flowers are more suggested than detailed.

Image donated by ebay seller thecollectionroom, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

E-CR008

T

IB016

Alphabet

Embroidery

Charts

BerlinWork

Cross-stitch

CR

German
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Spool Cotton Company

Afghans

Book 140

Spool Cotton Co.

24 pages (including covers), half illustrations and half instructions for fifteen crocheted afghans.

Scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-YS717

S

IB016

Crochet

SW

United States
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American Thread Company

Star 42 - Revised Beginner's Manual

Crochet, Knitting, Tatting

American Thread Company, Massachusetts

and bonnets, belts, gloves, mittens, and trims.

Scans donated by Kathryn Roloff, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-KR002

S

IB015

Crochet

Knitting

Tatting

KR

United States
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Albert Buell Lewis

Javanese Batik Designs from Metal Stamps

Anthropology Design Series No. 2

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

The second number in a series dealing with primitive and oriental designs. 24 plates, 2 in color, others in black and white.

Donated by Arnout Bosch, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-AB003

L

IB015

AB

United States
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Woolwork purse

Mid-Victorian-Berlin-Woolwork-Bag-With-Gold-Metal-Tassels 323451350794

A simple Berlin woolwork purse, sewn around with cord and decorated with two gold metal tassels.

Images donated by ebay seller cbrelstaff, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-CB001

P

IB014

purse

Embroidery

BerlinWork

Charts

Cross-stitch

Tapestry

CB

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Heinrich Kuehn

Floral corner design with carnations and blue swirls

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

A single sheet, probably taken from a booklet, with a corner design. The flowers are pink carnations, surrounded by blue swirls.

Scans donated by Jackie Isler, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

F-IS089

F

IB014

Embroidery

Charts

Flower

BerlinWork

IS

German
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Le Lacet

Fines et Grosses Dentelles

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

Fines et Grosses Dentelles. 32 pages about lacet, aka Battenberg lace. Page 16 and 17 combined in one image. Applications of lace to curtains, tablecloths, dress, nightwear, lingerie, pillows.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS077

P

IB014

BattenbergLace

Lace

SW

France
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American Thread Company

Crochet Gay and Gifty Ideas

Star Book No. 80

American Thread Company

16 pages, copyright 1951. Rose Doily, Pansy Handkerchief, Crocheted Edge for Plate, Forget-Me-Not Handkerchief, Carnation, Doll's Clothes, Nut Cup and Saucer, Apple Blossom Corsage, Chrysanthemum, Hot Plate Mats or Covers, Tea Cozy, Corn Pot Holder, Terry Cloth Laundry Bag, Rose Pot Holder, Hosiery Hanger, and a Plant Holder, all crochet.

Scans donated by Kathryn Roloff, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-KR001

S

IB013

Crochet

KR

United States
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F. Muller

941

Antike-Stickvorlage-handcolorierter-Kupferstich-um-1850-aus-Wien-Federvieh-400816358021

Vienna, F. Muller

Embroidery pattern showing chickens outside, with little chicks and three grown birds.

Image donated by ebay seller dacopy, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma

F-DY002

M

IB013

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

Tapestry

DY

German
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Cousine Claire

Les Jours a Fils Tirees

Albums de Travaux de Cousine Claire

Publication Francois Tedesco, Paris

Drawn Thread work, from the beginning to more complicated patterns.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Judith Adele.

B-YS045

C

IB013

Embroidery

SW

France
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Hooper, Luther

Tablet Weaving

Weaving with small appliances, Book II [2]

Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. London, Bath, Melbourne, Toronto

Second book in the series of weaving with small appliances. An explanation of tablet weaving for beginners; how to set up a tablet warp, loom for tablet weaving, designing patterns, and a number of illustrated examples.

Scans donated by Seya Wijnsma-Spek and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-YS065

H

IB012

Weaving

Various

WS

United Kingdom
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Magasin des Demoiselles

Geometric band in brown, green, and blue with yellow highlights

Atel. Formstecher, Fr.es a Paris.

Bureaux du Magasin des Demoiselles, Paris, Rue Laffitte, 51.

Abstract pattern in brown, green, and blue with yellow highlights and a white outline. Suitable for tapisserie and cross-stitch.

Scan donated by Renko Kuperus, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-RK002

M

IB011

Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Tapestry

BerlinWork

RK

France
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Album 48

Muster fur Kreuzstichstickereien, Perl-Arbeiten und verwandte Techniken

Album with patterns for cross-stitch embroidery, beading, and similar techniques. Small leporello with six outdoor scenes, windmills, ships, houses, canals, all in shades of blue.<br>Probably around 1900, when Dutch motifs were in fashion. The windmills were designed by someone who actually saw them.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

I-II001

A

IB011

Charts

Cross-stitch

Beading

Embroidery

II

German
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Silk pouch with lace and silk ribbons

646870147 antique-silk-crochet-lace-pouch-french

Lovely silk pouch, light blue background fabric, over which bobbin lace and silk ribbons have been woven. Quilted on the inside. Probably for handkerchiefs. The silk ribbons are nearly worn through, showing some construction detail.

Images donated by etsy seller BarcelonaDecoLab.

I-BD001

P

IB011

purse

Ribbonwork

Lace

BD

France
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Vere Foster

L1 - Rustic Figures

Embracing every description of drawing, with paper for copying

Blackie and Son, Limited: London, Glasgow, and Dublin

20 pages including covers. Twelve half-page and two full-page drawings, with empty space to copy them. Part of Vere Foster's Drawing-Book series. An explanation and tips on the inside front and back cover. Drawn by Edward Duncan.

Scans donated by Seya Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2018.

I-WS002

V

IB010

Drawing

WS

United Kingdom
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Conover, Isabel deNyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson VII [7], How to Make Boy's Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 20 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking. 20 pages on cutting out and sewing of boy's clothes. Description of making a blouse, trousers, bloomers, buttoned-on trousers, Russian blouse suit, sailor suit, underwaist and drawers. Drawings illustrate the details of sewing and the lay-out of pattern pieces.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS102

C

IB010

Sewing

RMT-H811

YS

United States
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Journal Des Demoiselles

Five purses

Journal Des Demoiselles, Paris

Vingtieme Annee, ca. 1863. Five designs for embroidered purses of various shapes. Suitable for cross-stitch, tapisserie.

From the collection of Marleen Van Horssen, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

A-MH023

J

IB010

purse

Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

Tapestry

MH

France

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