Antique Pattern Library

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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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Neueste Stickmuster-Alphabets

Nouveaute Dessins & Alphabets pour ouvrages des dames. Novelty! Pattern's and Alphabets for Lady Embroidery

8 pages oblong, not including covers. One large alphabet and lots of mostly religious smaller motifs. Printed in blue. Probably German, the English title is badly translated.

Scanned, charted and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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[Kuehn, Heinrich] (publ.)

Three pink flowers among four green leaves

[Kuehn, Heinrich]

Single sheet, handpainted, probably part of a leporello. Publishers Heinrich Kuehn in Berlin or Vereinigte Stickmuster Verlag, their successor. Art nouveau style triplet of flowers in a border formed by four green leaves and their stems.

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

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Palmer Couch, Osma

Farm Grown Baskets

Woven from vines, leaves and grasses

Farm & Fireside, 250 Park Avenue, New York City

8 pages not including covers. How to make baskets from supplies grown on your own farm. Even without farm the supplies mentioned here can be found in nature, or maybe your own garden. Three baskets are shown, with drawings explaining how to make them. Macrame makers will recognize some of the knots.

Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Folva Miller. Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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American Thread Company (publ.)

Colorful Bright Crocheted of Cotton

Leaflet No. 58 4-37

American Thread Company, 260 West Broadway, New York, N.Y.

Advertisement leaflet. Single sheet, three patterns for crocheted bags.

Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Folva Miller. Scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

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Ernestine, Mme G..

Manuel Encyclopédique du Travail de la Tapisserie

en Laine et en tous genres

Ad. Goubaud Et Cie, 92, Rue Richelieu, Bruxelles

Small stapled softcover booklet, part of an encyclopedic library series on various subjects. Back cover lost. 24 pages not including covers and two fold-out plates. In French, explaining various woolwork stitches and techniques. First plate has ten illustrations of stitches, second plate is quart of a pattern of so-called Chantilly lace imitation.

Scans donated and remastered by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Judith Adele.

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André-Béranger (publ.)

Le Lilliputien 337

Album de Tapisserie

André-Béranger Editeur, 120, Rue St. Denis, Paris

Small leporello with ten colorful all-over designs with the corners cut off. Probably intended for (small) purses and wallets. Limited palette, might also be suitable for beadwork.

Scans donated, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma

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Goupil, Vibert &Cie (publ.)

Le Nid au Secrets

Les Filles d'Eve, Dédié a Madame La Comtesse de Soisy

Paris - Goupil, Vibert & Cie, Boulevart Montmartre, 15, & Rue de Lancry, 7.

Single sheet, showing a young lady hiding a piece of paper in the neckline of her clothes (the nest of secrets that the title mentions).

Scan donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Orr, Anne

Filet Crochet Designs

And Their Appropriate Uses

Anne Orr Publications, Nashville, Tenessee

Stapled softcover book, 32 pages of which 16 and 17 are joined into one. Many charted designs for filet crochet and photographs of finished items, some combined with cross-stitch embroidery and in color.

From the collection of Iva Rose Reproductions, scanned by Nettie Kraaij and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Charts

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Modern Handcraft, Inc. (publ.)

The Workbasket Vol. 13 October 1947 No. 1

Home and Needlecraft for Pleasure and Profit

Modern Handcraft, 2401 Burlington, Kansas City 16, Missouri

Stapled, 16 pages. Knitting: Slotted Knitted Ascot (neck scarf). Crochet: Table Scarf "Crocheted Weaving". Advertisement for panholder kits and patterns. Men's crocheted slippers "Loafers", Crochet Basket. Directions for making Stocking Doll with dress pattern for dolls dress. Aunt Ellen's Club Notes. Vanity set "Sweet Stuff" also suitable for chair set. Rickrack and crochet medaillons, crocheted daisies to make a row of flowers. Tatting: Hexagon Tatted Doily, Tatted Point Edging.

From the collection of Sarah Dalton, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

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Boucherit, Eduard (ed.)

Grand Album de Modèles pour Filet No. 2

157 Dessins varies

Eduard Boucherit, Editeur. 10, Rue de la Pepiniere, Paris

Softcover oblong album, 40 pages of filet patterns of which 20 and 21 are joined as one. The last four pages are small low-res images of larger patterns which were offered for sale. Patterns suitable for filet, filet crochet, cross-stitch and (smaller ones) for beadwork.

Scans donated by Tamara Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Neueste Stickmuster-Alphabete.

Nouveauté Dessins & Alphabets. pour ouvrages des Dames. Novelty! Pattern's and Alphabets for Lady Embroidery.

Softcover oblong stapled booklet, 12 pages not including covers. Title in three languages though the origin is not English (plural of pattern is patterns and not pattern's). A single large ornate cross-stitch alphabet with floral decorations. No publisher or date.

Scans donated, edited and charted by Sytske Wijnsma.

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Journal des Demoiselles (publ.)

Quart pattern of an abstract square design

Journal des Demoiselles, 1 Boulevart des Italiens

Litho, printed on cream paper, undated supplement to the Journal des Demoiselles.. Pattern restored from being partially mouse-eaten. Abstract design, nearly but not quite square and not symmetrical. Strong colors, suitable for sofa cushions and similar.

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

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Tapestry

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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 Metaverse Libraries, a nonprofit organization domiciled in Canada. Registration as charity is in progress.
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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