Monday, April 23, 2012

Antique Pattern Library

Do you enjoy looking at books of antique patterns and pictures?  Here are some resources that are just what you need.

Antique Pattern Library
This library contains many pattern and needlework books from prior to 1923 which are now in public domain.  These have been scanned and are available for download as a pdf file.  Nearly all needle arts are represented.

Antique Pattern Library Resource List
These are links to other antique patterns and informational sites.
This web site links to many entities that archive texts of the past.  You can find volumes of Godey's and Peterson's ladies magazine.  Look under Text to find these in American, Canadian and Universal libraries.  You can also Project Gutenberg and some audio collections from this site This is also a good portal for finding past websites using The Wayback Machine which proves that nothing posted on the web ever goes away.  Be careful what you may come back to haunt you.

Have fun looking at books from the past.

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