Friday, October 5
About once or twice a year I get Vogart Embroidery Pattern Fever. I frantically search Ebay and Etsy for missing patterns in my collection. There are a lot of missing patterns in my collection so that makes searching easy but, true to my Dutch descent, I don't want to pay too much for them. Also I prefer some patterns to others and I especially like patterns with animals (who would have thought?!?!) and Fairy Tales too (see Hans & Gretel on the photo) although these are rare.
Nowadays you can buy copies of all these patterns (apparently that's legal?) but I want the real thing. Over the years I have also bought lots of vintage patterns that aren't Vogart patterns (because they were in the same lot on Ebay for example) like this one:
For women who sew it says on the back... so definitely not a pattern for men who sew ;) Anyway, the lion looks a bit freaky but that horse in the right bottom corner is pretty cute! So are vintage patterns your thing or do you happily leave them behind in yard sales?
p.s. Oh and by vintage I mean 'older than me' (which is before the 1970's) because as I understand it you can call stuff 'vintage' when it's only 20 years old!