Thursday, 20 May 2010

VTT 13 - Pattern folder from late 1950's

It has been a long time for me without Vintage Thingies Thursdays.  I did post a vintage blog post about a tablecloth UFO I finished here, believing I would join the VTT on the next day with a related theme. This week computer problems have been in the background, so I thought we could dig into my photo archives and look at some Swedish patterns for cushions, table mats and table cloths in colour. The first picture is for children's textiles.


       

The next ones are for cushion covers or table toppers. I'm pretty sure my mother has stitched some projects from this folder. The handicrafts had a very modern touch by the end of 1950's.


The next pattern is again for a cushion cover.



These are both "borders for different purposes":





Little tablecloths to be used as place mats or on small tables.


Pattern sheets for school and home. They are Swedish, very suitable for Finnish taste too.



Suzanne is hosting VTT again, with the lovely long list of links to other vintage treasures. Happy VTT, thank you for coming by!

18 comments:

  1. Wow you could do all sorts of things with those designs! Very cool. I love that graphic style of stitching with repetitive patterns ... makes me want to stitch something right now!

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  2. The patterns would be fun to frame. A great source of inspiration for future projects.

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  3. I was thinking the same thing, these are so interesting and beautiful, they would look great framed. I think I need to slow down a bit and learn to so this type of work, the patterns are lovely. Have a great VTT!

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  4. Those are great designs and would look amazing framed!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. These are great! And so adaptible- its a very useful resource for you I should think!

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  6. What an amazing archive of designs. I think your house is a total treasure trove of lovelies.

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  7. For someone that enjoys and can do this type work, these are great patterns.

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  8. Wow! What fun. I love the variety of patterns. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Nice designs. I would have liked doing the Noah's Ark pattern back when I was doing counted cross-stitch and collecting some Noah's Ark things.

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  10. WOW...what wonderful examples of stitchery :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  11. These are wonderful! I love how some are very "quilty" looking and the Noah's Ark is adorable.

    Your finished tablecloth is fantastic! Great job getting that finished and I love how you signed it.

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  12. What gorgeous designs! I find it so interesting that "ethnic" designs in far flung cultures can look similar. For instance, my family came to the USA from Norway, and some of my aunts would often travel back to visit. They brought back many woven textiles -- table runners, table cloths -- and many Americans who saw them thought they were Indian-- Native American. They had very similar patterns.

    Beautiful post!
    Cass

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  13. I talked about you today on my blog, and linked to yours. You've inspired me to pursue new venues of craftiness.

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  14. Oh, I love vintage embroidery patterns! Thank you so much for sharing all of these.

    Happy VTT!
    Sally

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  15. Thank's for stopping by. Have a good day..Julian

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  16. These are gorgeous patterns..and they would be so gorgeous worked up.
    Happy VTT..have a beautiful weekend..

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  17. Oh wow...those are so neat! I was just wondering this morning, as I was reading a participant's blog about her mil redoing a cane chair with an embroidered cover, if there were a book of some sort out there in which I could learn to do the same thing. Very nice!

    Have a great night!

    Sarah

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  18. Those are great! Care to share?!?!?! I wonder if I could translate them with Google language. :-)

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