Thursday, September 29, 2016

Free Patterns

Many of the designs on old footstools, house blessings, mittens, pictures, pillows, couch coverings, and more were obtained from free patterns in German  magazines as HAUSFRAU, Almanacs, and other publications as newspapers. These patterns were in rich colors, black and white or gray prints. Some were laid out in square graphics for needlepoint, some for perforated paper, some for copper stencil printing on cloth, others for knitting or crochet. Some patterns were made for cross stitch and crewel. All designs were very much appreciated in a time when not much decoration was allowed. The results of these patterns were some very fine products.