Fiber crafts were taught to young children generation to generation starting at age 7 or 8. Some designs were original designed by the crafter and some were transferred from paper patterns found in magazines as HAUSFRAU or early kits. The patterns themselves are interesting pieces, very colorful and well drawn. There are stacks that can be found at auctions. Patterns for needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting(cardboard), crewel work, crochet, knitting, and more. They are fun to collect and viewed as early folk art.