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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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Th. Wilh Meister (publ.)

Flower motif

9270

Th. Wilh Meister, Berlin

Handpainted flower pattern on blue-gray cardboard. Motif size 120x60. White and pink rose, blue and orange flowers.

From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1564), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Embroidery

BerlinWork

Cross-stitch

Charted

Tapestry

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German
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Eudal-Vorlage Taschentuch Spitzen

Tafel VII

Single sheet, illustration on front side and description on reverse. Probably from a larger publication. Six handkerchief edgings, numbered from 226, 243, 242, 158, 244, 245.

From the collection of Orna Smith, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Crochet

Edge

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German
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Fitch, Mary

Latest Yokes, Collars and Cuff Sets in Fillet Crochet and Tatting

Series No. 15

Mary E. Fitch, Brookline, Mass.

24 pages including covers. As the title says, yokes, collars and cuff sets in filet crochet and tatting, intended for nightdresses and lingerie.

Scans donated and edited by Martha Ess.

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Crochet

Filet crochet

Tatting

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United States
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Forster, John. Illustrator: Bernard, F.

The Life of Charles Dickens

London, Chapman & Hall, 1879

Illustrations from the Household Edition of the Charles Dickens' biography, excellent for theater and costume research. 1812-1870.

Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele

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Dickens

CVL

Illustration

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United Kingdom
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Dickens, Charles. illustrator: Bernard, F.

Nicholas Nickleby

London, Chapman & Hall, 1875 [completed 1839]

Illustrations from the Household Edition of the Charles Dickens' novel, excellent for theater and costume research. Nicholas Nickleby is set in 1830's London.

Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele

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Dickens

CVL

Illustration

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United Kingdom
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Dickens, Charles. illustrator: Bernard, F.

Bleak House

London, Chapman & Hall, 1873 [completed 1853]

Illustrations from the Household Edition of the Charles Dickens' novel, excellent for theater and costume research. Bleak House is set in the 1830's, Leicestershire and London.

Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele

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Dickens

CVL

Illustration

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United Kingdom
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Dickens, Charles. illustrators: Fildes, L, Dalziel, E.F., Barnard, F.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

London, Chapman & Hall, 1879 [unfinished 1870]

Illustrations from the Household Edition of the Charles Dickens' last and unfinished novel, excellent for theater and costume research. Edwin Drood is set in 1860's Kent.

Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele

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Dickens

CVL

Illustration

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United Kingdom
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Regency shelf trim

Regency shelf trim, in blue, cream, gold and black. Individual elements have a triangular tip. Pattern can be extended indefinitely.

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

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Embroidery

Beading

Charted

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Prayer Chair Cover

Victorian needlepoint chair 401331706803

Wool embroidery on canvas, intended for a prayer chair but never used. Colors still bright.

Images donated by ebay seller trudi43, not charted yet.

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JC013

Embroidery

Chairseat

Tapestry

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Journal des Demoiselles (publ.)

Ladies Slippers and original pattern

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Journal des Demoiselles

A pair of embroidered ladies slippers, and the Berlin woolwork pattern after which they were embroidered. The pattern includes two flower corners, a belt or edging matching the slippers, and two floral motifs, roses and pansies.

Images donated by ebay seller munson8927, not charted yet.

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Embroidery

Charts

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

Slipper

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France
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Carswell, Jessie

1876 Jessie Carswell sampler

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Small sampler with upper- and lowercase alphabet, name and date. Symmetrical design, potted flowers, trees, fruits, birds in trees, small animals.

Images donated by ebay seller cockleheart, edited by Sytske Wijnsma, not charted yet.

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JC013

Alphabet

Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Sampler

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United States
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Vlieger's Lei-teekenvoorbeelden 8

J. Vlieger, Amsterdam

Small booklet, 16 pages of examples to draw on a blackboard. Volume 8, pictures of birds, farm animals, and a snake. The drawings were white on black; for the sake of clarity the colors have been reversed.

From the collection of Sytske Wijnsma, scans donated by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Drawing

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Netherlands
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La Brodeuse (publ.)

Cordon De Sonnette

La Brodeuse

Fragment of a Berlin woolwork pattern, handpainted on cream paper. From other sources we know this was published by La Brodeuse, under the title Cordon de Sonnette aka bell pull. The chart has been completed as far as possible.

From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1599), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JC012

Embroidery

BerlinWork

Charted

Cross-stitch

Embroidery

BerlinWork

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Della Porta, Adele

Ricamo Con Nastrino Graziella

Insegnamento pratico illustrato

Casa Editrice Sonzogno - Milano

18 pages not including cover and title page. Ribbon embroidery on canvas. Short explanation of the technique, and many photos of embroidery in various stages of execution.

Iva InnocentiScans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Embroidery

Ribbonwork

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Italy
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Parrot on flower spray

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Small Berlin Woolwork embroidery, probably end 19thC, unfortunately much discolored. A parrot sitting on a flower spray with roses.

Images donated by ebay seller cockleheart, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Not charted yet.

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Embroidery

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Cross-stitch

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Hollins, Ann

1825 Ann Hollins sampler

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Twelve photos of a sampler, not yet charted. Dated 1824. Flower borders, trees, potted plants, birds, animals, crowns, and a verse: "This is to let you know and see what care my parents took of me, This work in hand my friends will have, when I am dead and in my grave."

Images donated by ebay seller cockleheart.

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Embroidery

Sampler

Cross-stitch

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United States
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Sajou

Woman with a broken milk pitcher

6218

Maison Sajou Paris G. Levevre et Cabin Fils, 74 Bould. Sebastopol.

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern. A woman with a broken milk pitcher, outdoors. Framed in yellow and brown. Motif size 162 w by 211 h.

Image donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Not charted yet.

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Embroidery

BerlinWork

Charts

Cross-stitch

Tapestry

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France
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Kuehn, Heinrich (publ.)

Moderne Stickvorlagen No. 1006

Dessins de Broderies Modernes

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Small leporello, 6 pages handpainted patterns.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, not charted yet.

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Embroidery

BerlinWork

Cross-stitch

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German
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Sonzogno, Edouardo (ed.)

Album Cromolitografico di Lavori d Eleganza

in tappezzeria ed applicazione su panno, a punto in croce, punto russo, catenella, spina pesce, ecc.

1880, Edouardo Sonzogno, Milano

Album with 7 chromolithographs of needlework patterns. Cross-stitch and other embroidery.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Charts

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Italy
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Casa Editrice Sonzogno (publ.)

Punto in Croce Moderno

Album Quinto

1927, Casa Editrice Sonzogno, Milano

Softcover, 32 pages excluding cover. Catalog of cross-stitch patterns, some with charted designs, others with order number and price.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi.

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JC011

Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Charted

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Italy
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Edizione Mani di Fati (publ.)

Ricami Moderni su rete 5. Album

Edizione Mani di Fati

Oblong softcover, 40 pages. Catalog of filet designs. No actual charts, items are photographed and shown with order number and price.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi.

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Embroidery

Filet

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Italy
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Edizione Mani di Fati (publ.)

Ricami Moderni su rete 4. Album

Edizione Mani di Fati, Milano

Oblong booklet, 36 pages, catalog of filet patterns. No copyright notice or date. Does not contain the charted designs, but references the books in which they can be found, or the number and price to order them.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi.

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JC011

Filet

Embroidery

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Italy
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La Mode Illustree 1874-02-08

La Mode Illustree

Single issue of La Mode Illustree, 8 pages.

Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, (slightly) edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JC011

Embroidery

Lace

Ribbonwork

Crochet

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France
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Autumn border with grapes

Charted border with grape motif.

Scan donated by Iva Innocenti, not charted yet.

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JC011

Embroidery

BerlinWork

Cross-stitch

II

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Boucherit, Edouard (ed.)

Grand Album de Modèles pour Filet No. 9 - charts

Charts belonging to B-TT013

Charts provided by Franciska Ruessink

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JC010

Filet

Charted

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Hasluck, Paul N. (ed.)

Upholstery

With Numerous Engravings and Diagrams

1918, Cassell and Company, Ltd. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne

Small paperback with red cover, part of the Cassell Work Handbooks. 160 pages. Illustrated with many drawings. How to upholster furniture, tools and best practices. Practical orientation, useful for restoring old chairs and benches.

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

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Furniture

WS

United Kingdom
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Capeller, L.M.K.

Schnurstrickerei

Verlag D. Geiger, Muhldorf-Oby.

Small softcover book, 16 by 23 cm, 20 pages not including cardboard cover. German before WW2, no date, probably around 1920. Fraktur lettertype. Spool knitting, how to do it and simple items to make of the knitted rope.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2019.

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Knitting

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Boucherit, Edouard (ed.)

Grand Album de Modelès pour Filet No. 9

Ed. Boucherit

40 pages of filet designs, photographs of executed work. 36 pages of full size patterns and the remaining 4 small images of larger pieces, of which the patterns were offered for sale.

Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Recharted designs are in J-FR004.pdf .

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JC010

Embroidery

Filet

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France
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Boucherit, Edouard (ed.)

Grand Album de Modelès pour Filet No. 3

Boucherit, Edouard

40 pages of filet designs, photographs of executed work. 36 pages of full size patterns and the remaining 4 small images of larger pieces, of which the patterns were offered for sale.

Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Recharted designs are in J-FR003.pdf

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B

JC010

Embroidery

Filet

TT

France

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 group.io/g/antiquepatternlibrary group, or send a mail to the info address above. Thank you!

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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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