Vintage Needlework Publications Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Time!

Karen C.K. Ballard of Threadwinder and featured needlework historian on The Crochet Concert Blog Tour has generously sponsored this giveaway by donating and shipping these vintage crochet publications from her collection!

As a collector of vintage needlework publications, Karen often ends up with duplicates. Each year during National Crochet Month, Karen shares these extras with the crochet community through her giveaways on our blog tour. Karen says, “I like sharing these through Nat-Cro-Mo, with people whom I know will truly appreciate them.”

This year, Karen is giving away three lots of vintage needlework (mostly crochet) publications, mostly dating ca 1900-1930.

One prize (Lot #1, Lot #2, or Lot #3) will go to each of three winners. (First name drawn gets first choice, and so on.) Shipping to the USA only due to postage costs. Enter the giveaway below, open now through April 15, 2021, 12:00 midnight CDT.

Enter the giveaway below!
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Vintage Needlework Publications, Lot #1

Giveaway Lot #1 contains the following nine miscellaneous needlework publications:

  • 2 Flora Klickmann Stitchery quarterlies from the 1920s. No. 12 includes some nice Irish crochet and filet crochet designs. No. 16 contains filet and other thread lace crochet.
  • Busy Bee Knitting & Crochet Book ca 1900 Children’s garments made with wool yarn
  • Cora Kirchmaier’s Filet Crochet No. 2 (1913).
  • Clark’s O.N.T. Designs for Edges, Insertions & Medalions No. 9 (1920).
  • Anne Orr’s J&P Coats Crochet Book No. 7 (1921) mostly lovely filet crochet designs (also a pre-1940s good-luck swastika, before Hitler gave the swastika a new meaning).
  • Anna Valeire’s Beaded Bags in Crochet & Knitting No. 13 (1910s) (unfortunately the cover is damaged).
  • Lady Duff-Gordon’s (a Lusitania survivor) Book of Crochet Yokes & Blouses – crocheted thread lace (front cover damaged & rear cover missing).
  • Star Needlework Journal Vol. 2, No. 2 (1917) includes some nice crochet threadwork as well as other needlecrafted items.

Vintage Needlework Publications, Lot #2

Giveaway Lot #2 contains the following six Home Needlework Magazines:

  • 1880 How to Use Florence Knitting first edition, prior to renaming the publication (only includes knitting, but there is a great sericulture {silk} production print on back cover).
  • Vol. III, No. 3, July 1901 – includes miscellaneous needlework techniques, including bead crochet purses near the end of the issue.
  • Vol. V, No. 1, Jan 1903 – includes miscellaneous needlework techniques, including bead crochet purses.
  • Vol. VII, No. 1, Jan 1906 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including Irish crochet dress accessories, and a lady’s yarn crocheted “kimono” jacket.
  • Vol. XVI, No. 4, Apr 1914 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including thread crocheted dress trimmings & accessories.
  • Vol. XVI, No. 9, Sept.1914 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including yarn baby clothes and thread crocheted lace accessories.

Vintage Needlework Publications, Lot #3

Giveaway Lot #3 contains the following six Home Needlework Magazines:

  • Vol. III, No. 1, Jan 1901 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including bead crochet purses near the end of the issue.
  • Vol. III, No. 3, July 1901 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including bead crochet purses near the end of the issue (This one was donated by eBay dealer: caddis).
  • Vol. IV, No. 1, Jan 1902 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including bead crochet purses, crocheted yarn slippers & shawls (damaged & disconnected front cover).
  • Vol. VI, No. 2, Apr 1904 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including Irish (crocheted) Point Lace, other crocheted lace, and crocheted yarn baby’s kimono.
  • Vol. XII, No. 2, Apr 1910 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including Irish crochet neck accessories, crocheted tubular horse reins, other crocheted lace, and crocheted baby’s hood; all made of thread or fine yarn.
  • Vol. XVII, No. 4, April 1915 – miscellaneous needlework techniques, including thread crochet bags, Irish crochet baby cap & booties, and other crocheted lace.

Congratulations
to our winners!
Sandy P.
Kathy A.
Bonnie

10 thoughts on “Vintage Needlework Publications Giveaway”

  1. I love the tradition of making items from the same patterns that my great-great grandmothers could potentially have used. I’m always excited when old needlework books get reprinted, but nothing beats the original editions. 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for a chance to win one of these. It would be awesome as I have not seen a lot of the vintage patterns. I would love to see the baby ones from back then and love all the lace.

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  3. This is such a wonderfully generous giveaway. So much history and I love thinking about the others before me who have used the magazines/patterns. So much history.

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  4. So pleased to see this multi talented lady being featured today! I have been a fan of both her fiber work and literary work for years.

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  5. I love vintage crochet baby patterns. I have a vintage baby blanket my Grandmother made when I had my first child and recently passed it on to my daughter!

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  6. Vintage publications give us such a wonderful look at how crochet has developed over the decades. So many of the older crochet patterns are intricate and elegant.

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  7. I received my Vintage publications today. I shall really enjoy reading them and I can’t wait to try some of the patterns. I would like to thank Karen Ballard and Crochetville for sponsoring the giveaway!!!

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