Patterns for Needlework
and other "lady" crafts

The patterns here are all from old ladies' magazines, with the instructions simply scanned. The material provided is all that I have, except if I've fouled up a link to an illustration or instructions. Being no good at most of these techniques myself, I can't tell how usable the patterns or instructions are, much less can I help you with them. Please understand that I can't do anything about the language of the instructions - I simply lack the proficiency in the technical terms of all three languages to translate any.

If you succeed in making anything of the patterns provided here, I'd be extremely grateful for input, corrections, and "translations" of the patterns into a modern craftwoman's language - or into English, if the original isn't. A few people have already let me use the fruits of their work here for your benefit. Please joun me in thanking them!


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