Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Antique Pattern Library

As usual Mary Corbet's blog has some great information. This week she mentioned the Antique Pattern Library, which has digitized all sorts of needlework instructions into free PDF files for download.  I took a look again and realized they have now added Berlin woolwork charts.  Here's the main page, just in case you want to see everything available.  Click on Berlin Work to see the designs available.  I counted 108 designs, ranging from slippers to pillows to scenes to individual motifs.  They range in date from roughly 1850 to around 1910, when the dates can be established.

This is a fabulous resource for the historical needleworker.

By the way, if you don't follow Mary Corbet, you should.  Here's her site.

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