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Looking for an old pattern?

August 19, 2012 8:46 PM | Patty Foley
Thanks to Clare Settle for sending me this link. 

 It is the Antique Pattern Library.  Click on the name and it will take you there.  This is one project by New Media Arts, Inc. of San Diego, CA.  "This ongoing project is an effort to scan needlework pattern books that are in the public domain, to preserve them, so we can keep our needlework heritage in our hands. These scans have been photo edited to make them more useful for needle workers, and to reduce file sizes. They are available, for free, to anyone who wants them, for educational, personal, artistic and other creative uses."

Once you are there, you can roam around the site, search the site and see great books.  At the top menu, choosing 'Catalog' allows you to scroll through the books (alpha sort).  I like the 'technique' sort from that page which organizes the information.

I know I'll be looking at some of the 'old' crochet patterns :)  

Thanks again Clare - best to you - Patty
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