This is heads up to let my readers know that the Antique Pattern Library has added some more books to their site.
The first book I pounced on is “The Ribbon Art Book, Vol I ~ No. III- How to make Hundreds of Dainty and Practical things of Ribbons”
If you do silk ribbon embroidery, ribbon crafts of any sort, or crazy quilting I am sure this 1923 publication will delight you. I will be reading it avidly as I can see some new (to me) ribbon techniques in there.
A Tip to Note With the Antique Pattern Library if you get a message saying your PDF corrupted or asking for password make sure you have the most recent Adobe reader and save the PDF to your computer and open the file from there.
Here are two screen shots from The Ribbon Art Book to tempt you.
The second publication is a collection of a collection of 20′s flapper embroidery designs from the French magazine series Les Patrons Favoris.
Broderies pour Robes is about beaded embroidery, on dresses, blouses and jackets. The publisher, includes the embroidery patterns which can be beaded or you can stitch them in a regular manner.
Some of these designs are just wonderful and I can see them applied not only to clothing but cushions, bags and and other small gift items
Once again check out the detail page before downloading the PDF file
If you want to take some time out over the weekend and browse the full library, here is a link to the catalogue for the Antique Pattern Library
I hope you enjoy my two finds Let me know in the comments if you like them!