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Sunday, August 09, 2009

A wonderful site to visit!


I always hesitate to post about a "new find" because I am afraid everyone but me already knows about it, and I am just woefully out of touch (as is usually the case). Anyway, if you already know about this site, please bear with me. Maybe there is someone else out there that hasn't heard about it, and it really is too good to miss.
This morning while rambling around on the Internet I came across this wonderful site:
If you love old crochet patterns like I do, I know you will want to visit. They have pdf's of many wonderful old crochet, knitting, tatting and other needlecraft books and magazines. They are all in pdf format, and they are FREE!!!! I spent an hour looking through many of the old crochet books. They even had a copy of "The Bungalow Crochet Book" by Winifred Clark, which I have been searching for forever. Unfortunately, I didn't find the other book by Winifred Clark for children's and baby crocheted items that I have been looking for, but there were many more beautiful old books. All of the books are in the public domain, so there is no copyright infringement.
This is a marvelous site, and they are doing such a wonderful service to the crochet community by preserving and sharing these amazing old books. I am going to look through my old patterns and see if I have any I can contribute.

4 comments:

Unique2wh0 said...

Thank you for sharing that :) That is great news that you found a book you have been looking for *smile, I love it when that happens!
Today I was finally able to get your new book, Vintage Doilies from Annies. I can't wait to get it!!!! Yipppee!!
I keep watching to see what you come up with on the framing of doiles..I sure could use some good advise in that area :)
Have a happy week.

crochethuahua said...

Thanks for the link. Now I'll be looking through old patterns and books instead of getting work done! lol

Ana Luisa said...

so glad you found that site! I've known about for a couple of years now, and have downloaded a few patterns. They have so many different patterns, so hard to decide which one to choose!

Ann said...

I am doing some research on the best way to frame our doilies, Unique2who, and I will do a post on it soon. Thank you for ordering the Vintage Doilies, book, I hope you will enjoy it!
I hear you Crochethuahua! But somethings are just too hard to resist, like free crochet patterns!
They do have a wonderful selection, don't they, Ana Luisa? Do you have any trouble following some of the old patterns? I love them, but sometimes they can be a bit hard to understand.