If you have been knitting or crocheting for any given time, I'm sure you are familiar with these patterns. Most of them will have the words Design written across the top of the photo. There were (might still be) mail ordered through newspapers and magazines from the early 1930s to present. (Sewing patterns go back to the 1890s). Their format look like these.
Design 974 - A lovely Pineapple Jacket
Design 847 - Shell Stitch Cape
Design 851 - Doilies
At this point, if have less that 20% of the patterns available in my shop. These patterns are quite consuming to get listed as I rework them into a standard size paper document, with the original pictures; each one taking several hours.
I have been wanting to put them all on display. After some thought, I decided to add them all to one of my Facebook Albums, with notations under each picture. This way, should you be looking for something specific that is in my collection, you can let me know and I'll move it to the top of the stack for processing. They are also, of course, just great fun to look through.
To view the collection, go to my Mail Order Design Facebook Page
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