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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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The Workbasket Vol. 8 No. 4

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

Workbasket Magazine

8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Crochet: Chenille spread. Quilting: Diamond Solitaire Quilt. Knitting: Child's Hood. Household tips.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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Quilting

Crochet

Knitting

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United States
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Fox

204

Small printed pattern on a grid with double lines. Maker unknown.

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

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JA035

Embroidery

Charted

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

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Moderne Alphabete fur Kreuzstich

Verlag Otto Beyer, Leipzig

Small oblong softcover printed in black and red, 16 pages including covers. 16 cross-stitch alphabets, some only upper- or lowercase, several sets of numbers.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA035

Alphabet

Cross-stitch

Embroidery

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German
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Falba, G.E. (publ.)

Embroidered Book Cover

79

G.E. Falbe

Single sheet, cream paper. Pattern intended for a book cover, front and back different motifs in identical frame, and a narrow strip for the back of the book. Choice of background color was left to the embroideress.

Scan donated by Mark van der Voort, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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BerlinWork

Beading

Charted

Cross-stitch

Embroidery

MV

German
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The Workbasket Vol. 8 No. 3

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

8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Stocking dolls, quilting: Poinsettia Quilt, toy Donkey, crochet: Crocheted Slippers.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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Crochet

Dolls

Quilting

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United States
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Schreiber and Scholtz (publ.)

Paper theaters, decors, and dolls

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A collection of paper cutouts to be used for theatres in shoeboxes and displays. Complete with coulisses and little paper actors. End 19th century. A truly phenomenal collection.

Permission to publish images donated by ebay seller chaos!sternchen, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Theatre

Paper

Dolls

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German
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Stuart, Jemima

1876 Jemima Stuart sampler

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Twelve photos of a sampler, as yet uncharted. Dated 1876. Two sets of initals in a frame, JSJB and JJS. Name Jemima Jeannie Stuart, Mill of Crannah, Marnoch July 26th 1876. Other initials CB MB CB MA. A larger and smaller uppercase alphabet and small lowTwelve photos of a sampler, as yet uncharted. Dated 1876. Two sets of initals in a frame, JSJB and JJS. Name Jemima Jeannie Stuart, Mill of Crannah, Marnoch July 26th 1876. Other initials CB MB CB MA. A larger and smaller alphabet and various small motifs.

Photos reproduced by permission of ebay seller cockleheart.

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Embroidery

Sampler

Cross-stitch

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United States
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Hertz & Wegener (publ.)

Two flower motifs

9556

Hertz & Wegener, Berlin

Single sheet with two flower motifs, white with copper and brown leaves on a dark red background.

From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1561), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA033

Embroidery

BerlinWork

Charted

Cross-stitch

TL

German
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Die Häkelarbeit - IV.Serie

D.M.C. Mulhouse, 1924.

Crochet album, crochet lace edgings and corners and some lace grounds. Two plates of dresses and lingerie showing possible applications.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA033

Corner

Edge

Crochet

SW

German
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Louis Gluehr (publ.)

Rose bouquet

5019

Louis Gluehr, Berlin.

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on gray paper. A bouquet of three white roses with copper and brown leaves. Included another version with pink roses and grayscale leaves.

From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1562), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA032

Embroidery

BerlinWork

Charted

Cross-stitch

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German
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Dickens, Charles. illustrator: Bernard, F.

Martin Chuzzlewit

London, Chapman & Hall, 1872 [completed 1844]

Illustrations from the Household Edition of the Charles Dickens' novel, excellent for theater and costume research. Martin Chuzzlewit is set in the United States, 1840's.

From the collection of Frans Wijnsma, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele

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JA032

Dickens

CVL

Illustration

FW

United Kingdom
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The Workbasket Vol. 8 No. 2

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

8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Corn Shuck Novelties (buttons, corsages, flowers, bracelet, rugs, wastebasket, fruit bowl, slippers). Quilting: Indian Plume Quilt.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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United States
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Floral motif

Fragment of handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on cream paper. Flowers from a cornucopia-like swirl.

From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1557), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA031

Embroidery

BerlinWork

Charted

Cross-stitch

TL

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Th. Wilh Meister (publ.)

Two flower motifs

9285

Th. Wilh Meister vorm A. Todt in Berlin

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern on gray paper. Two flower motifs each 90 by 30 stitches, with blue, white, pink and red flowers.

From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1577), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA031

Embroidery

Charted

Cross-stitch

BerlinWork

TL

German
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Stanley, Mrs. H.M. (Dorothy Tennant)

London Street Arabs

1890, Cassell & Company, Limited. London, Paris & Melbourne.

12 pages text, 28 plates. Beautifully bound book, pages gilded on three sides. Illustrations of the children in the poor quarters of London, with one illustration of a "mer-baby" on the beach. Mrs. Stanley was the wife of the explorer Stanley.

Book donated by one of the antiquarians on the Spui bookmarket in Amsterdam, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2019-10-18.

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JA031

CVL

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United Kingdom
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Bossert, Dr. Helmuth Th.

Ein Altdeutscher Totentanz

Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin

32 pages including covers. Medieval woodblock prints displaying a selection of 13 images from the Heidelberg Dance of Death (total 41), in which Death takes people from every station of life to dance with him, willing or not.

From the collection of Frans Wijnsma, scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2019-10-11.

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JA031

Medieval - Renaissance

Drawing

FW

German
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The Workbasket Vol. 8 No. 1

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

8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined into one. Crochet: crocheted corner, Flower garden medallion, Applique Crochet Panholders. Quilting: Fringed Aster Quilt

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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Corner

Crochet

Quilting

ML

United States
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Unfinished sampler with Frisian letters, in four colors

Wool embroidery on canvas. Chart slightly rearranged. Actually six colors of wool were used, probably different dye baths.

Scan donated by Jelmer Wijnsma, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA031

Alphabet

Embroidery

Charted

Cross-stitch

JJ

Netherlands
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Modes Vraies (publ.)

Large boteh on red background

Modes Vraies

Single sheet, handpainted, grid 150x150, pattern covers part of grid. Diagonal large boteh motif on a red background, motif is 118w 115h. 12 colors. Supplement of French magazine Modes Vraies, no indication of date. Carelessly painted.

From the collection of La Muse Francaise, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA031

BerlinWork

Charted

Cross-stitch

Embroidery

MF

France
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Journal des Demoiselles (publ.)

Repeating pattern

Journal des Demoiselles

Lithographed pattern on cream paper, nearly square.

From the collection of Marleen van Horssen, charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA031

BerlinWork

Embroidery

Charted

Cross-stitch

Repeat

MH

France
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Wilson Anderson, Rose

Jiffy Mittens

Ten original patterns designed for knitting worsted

16 pages, including cover and blank pages. Knitting patterns and charted designs for mittens in two colors. Instructions for knitting the mittens and tips for finishing, blocking and washing them.

Scans donated by Sandra Bejster, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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JA030

Knitting

SB

United States
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Kuehn, Heinrich (publ.)

Striped cat sitting outside

1183

Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin.

Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern showing a striped cat sitting outside under a tree.

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

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JA030

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German
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The Workbasket Vol. 7 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

[Kansas City]

8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Crochet: Fruit Panholders, crocheted "needlepoint". Quilting: True Lover's Knot Quit, Bow Tie Quilt, Necktie Quilt.

Scans donated by Sheron Goldin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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JA030

Crochet

Quilting

SG

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 group.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.
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Licensing

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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 Yahoo Group. We use this Yahoo group 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 Yahoo Groups link below to find out where to volunteer. Thank you!

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