Textile construction patterns
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Textile construction patterns

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Title: Textile construction patterns
Dates: 1893-1956, undated
Quantity: 4.25 linear ft. (four oversized boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS508

Biographical/Historical Note

Historical information about this collection has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains patterns, diagrams, instructions, and booklets pertaining to textile construction. Included are sewing, weaving, crochet, knitting, smocking, quilting, and applique patterns, as well as illustrations and instructions. Of particular interest is a "Guide to Ornamental Stitches," a handwritten manuscript accompanied by miniature samples of stitch, seam, and lace techniques.

Index Terms

Butterick Publishing.
Clothing & dress--1890-1900
Clothing & dress--1910-1920
Dressmaking--United States
Ladies Home Journal
McCall's Needlework & Crafts
Needlework--United States
Textile crafts--United States
Vogue Patterns
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences.
Women's Home Companion

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Textile construction patterns, MSS 508, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1973, and subsequent additions


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



MSS OVS box 1.86Patterns-sewing, crochet, weaving, knitting, quilt, applique, 1893-1956, undated


MSS OVS box 4.134"Guide to Ornamental Stitches", undated


MSS OVS box 4.135Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences booklets, 1915-1924


MSS OVS box 4.142Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences booklets, 1916-1924