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Antique Pattern Library is a project of New Media Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization, tax exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3), EIN 27-2500171.
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Various resources related to the library, or that we thought you might find useful.

Resources used to build the library:

Useful information on antique threads and tools:

Some Other places to find free antique patterns:

Museum sites with textile-related collections:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Tepapa New Zealand
  • Norwegian embroidery pattern digital collection
  • The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  •  Historisch museum Deventer The now-closed historical museum of Deventer, that gave us permission to chart and publish selected items from their collection.
  •  Regionaal Archief Rivierlanden  contains probably the most extensive collection of Berlin woolwork patterns in Europe. They can be viewed in detail, but not downloaded. Fabulous eye candy. The link has some search criteria pre-filled. Our collection and theirs overlap for some twenty items.

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