Needlework pattern, circa 1870-1900, Germany, by L W Wittich. Te Papa (GH014492) Unknown maker, Berlin woolwork design in the "jewelled" style, for a purse.Original image was incomplete, a handpainted design definitely 19th C, unfortunately the maker has not been traced so we cannot show it here.Scans donated by Peter Ketels, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Two pieces of embroidery (only chair back is shown) with a Berlin woolwork heraldic embroidery pattern.
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Images donated by ebay seller tinalwdw, charted by Sytske Wijnsma A craft leaflet describing how to plait so-called corn dollies, a tradition dating back to pre-Christian times.
Permission to publish graciously given by the Herefordshire Federation of Women's Institutes, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother. Theater in earlier times: actors made silhouettes on a white sheet.
An introduction and tips to prevent obvious bloopers, then the silhouettes and text of a version of Orpheus, shown here as organ grinder trying to get his wife back from King Pluto.
32 etchings of garden views of Sorgvliet, near The Hague.