Saturday, July 28, 2007

JF Ingalls Embroidery Patterns

EDITED TO ADD: Some of the links in this post no longer work. Please go to J.F.Ingalls for a list of all the scans from the JF Ingalls catalog that Mr. Governale shared a couple of years ago. Updated: April 29, 2010.

A great resource for free embroidery patterns is the 1886 J.F. Ingalls catalog. It has been scanned and put online by John Governale, the blogger behind Exceedingly Curious. One of his readers, Carinne, shared some of the embroidered pieces she made using the scanned patterns. You can see them on his blog.

That catalog has 254 pages. I still have to go through the second half of it. There are patterns of children, fairies, dogs, dishes, birds galore, and all kinds of things to embroider on something. You will have to click through every scan file to see what's there, but that's part of the fun.

Mr. Governale also posted pictures of some famous graves in Paris.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it is really cool that you are 'blogging for charity'. I am the Louise that Johnn refers to in his post. A simple e-mail back in Feb prompted him to posting all these images. I hop you had a fun time blogging and get some rest now. Best regards, Louise