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Monday, August 25, 2014

Hand Crochet Decorations, Bernard Ulmann Vol 119

I've just finished working may way through Bernhard & Ulmann Volume 119.   This is a crochet pattern book, named Hand Crochet Decorations, dates all the way back to 1937.   The book itself is 37 pages, but represents just 6 patterns.   It starts with the six bedspread designs, and then, in the second half of the pattern book, you are given matching accessories for three of the bedspread patterns --- pillows, scarfs, chair sets, etc.  

These are beautiful designs, which, in my opinion, would be as beautiful in todays' home as they were some 77 years ago.  

Fruit Banquet Tablecloth Pattern No 4195
Gracing the front cover is the elegant Fruit Banquet Tablecloth (No 4195).  Worked primarily in Filet Crochet, the ensemble includes the tablecloth in 4 different sizes, as well as the scarf, pillow and chair set.

The Cluny Filet Bedspread (No 4194)  is the only pattern that is not an ensemble; just the bedspread.  Worked in Filet Crochet, it is quite a grand design of alternating flower blocks.

This stunning spread is called the Octagon Popcorn No 4192.   The blocks are 7-1/4 each and, as you might have guessed, are octagon shaped and feature the popcorn stitch. 

Another ensemble pattern, The Medici Star No 4191 includes the spread, scarf, pillow and chair set.

The ClunyWheel No 4193 ensemble is worked in a combination of regular and filet crochet rows.   The set includes the bedspread, scarf and chair set.

One more design, the Clover Leaf No 4196 Luncheon Set, is a combination of regular and filet crochet.   The set, which includes placemats and a centerpiece runner, have a filet center and a delicate border of clover leaf.
Vintage Lux Detergent Advertisement
And, the back cover is a Lux Detergent advertisement .... perfect for washing your crocheted beauties.

And that is the entire book ... 6 patterns by title and number, but so much more. Wouldn't you agree that these patterns are a fiber art fantasy?    I've listed the patterns in my shop, just follow the links below the pictures, should you be interested.

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