Antique Charted Patterns Volume 3: 19th Century Designs for Needlepoint & Cross Stitch


* 84 Borders & Motifs * 14 Alphabets * 12 sets of Numbers * 40 pattern “plates” or pages from a series of 19th century needlework booklets, all charted for needlepoint and counted cross stitch.

This marvelous collection of designs has roots stretching back hundreds of years– some of these charts appeared in early “Modelbuchs” of the 16th and 17th centuries. In the 1800s, publishers offered diminutive booklets with accordion-pleated pages featuring patterns and alphabets– in this instance, 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches– small enough to tuck into a needleworker’s bag. The patterns in this book are part of a series published by H. K. Berlin SW in Germany between 1870–1890. Designs charted on graph paper are a universal language which can be translated into needlepoint and counted cross stitch, with each square on the pattern representing a single stitch. Basic stitches and instructions are included.

There’s a wide range of elegant borders and motifs to combine into your own creations– no set projects, just lots of inspiration– plus ever-useful alphabets and numbers. Many of the individual pages would make charming “samplers” on their own! Charts all use whole stitches and backstitches. Volume 3 in the series.

Softcover book (6″ x 8-1/4″) with 47 pages. All patterns are clearly charted on graph paper, suitable for needlepoint and counted cross stitch. If this title shows as out-of-stock, it will be backordered and shipped from the publisher in about 2 weeks, at no additional charge.

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Available on backorder