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'Madame' 9 February 1933 Beautiful Flower Border from Journal Des Demoiselles in mid 19th Century Berlin Work  Kaleidoscope Pattern Berlin Work Floral Pattern
'Madame' 9 February 1933
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Berlin Work Floral Pattern
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This 9th February 1933 original edition of the French embroidery and crafts magazine 'Madame' is in excellent condition and comes with its original pattern sheet.  This is a small format magazine with articles/projects from the Thirties on embroidery, crochet, knitting and monograms. This lovely flower and foliage border pattern is an original pattern from the renowned French magazine 'Journal Des Demoiselles' in the mid 19th Century. The border measures 54cm x 12cm. . It is worked in 37 different shades, including soft greens and blues with rich oranges and coppery shades.

This pattern would lend itself very well to being worked with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

This pattern is an original copy and is in good condition for its age. It has one small tear in the centre which does not affect the pattern and a tiny hole to left of centre.
This beautiful and highly coloured pattern is like a kaleidoscope. The text at the top says 'Berlin Pattern' and at the bottom it reads 'Designed Expressly for the Young Ladies Journal'.

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:

Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. . It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shades which led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

The actual design measure 15 cm x 20 cm. The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all.

This beautiful and highly coloured kaleidescope pattern is a fine example of Berlin work.


This elegant little floral pattern of roses and pansies is from a copy of The Young Ladies Journal from the period 1860-1870. The design measures 15 cm x 20 cm. This would be ideal for a small cushion.

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
Berlin Work Kaleidoscope Pattern Berlin Work Pattern  'The Pet' 1866 Berlin Work Pattern 'Banner Screen' Berlin Work Pattern 'Bouquet of Flowers'
This beautiful and highly coloured pattern is like a kaleidoscope. The text at the top says 'Berlin Pattern' and at the bottom it reads 'Designed Expressly for the Young Ladies Journal'.

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:

Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. . It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shades which led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

The actual design measure 16.5 cm x 20 cm. The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all.

This adorable little dog is a beautiful Berlin work pattern from The Young Ladies Journal of April 1866. The design measures 20cm x 16 cm. The dog (he might even be a puppy) is worked in rich shades of cream, brown, copper, grey and white against a shaded blue background. The advert reads at the bottom of the page reads 'Of the same quality as supplied to ladies of the principal european courts '. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
This Banner Screen pattern is from The Young Ladies Journal, of 1st October 1874. The design measures 34 cm x 27 cm at its widest points and is in the form of a shield.. The flowers are worked in shades of delicate cream and soft green, the foliage in vibrant greens. The background is a deep rich wine shade.

This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it. In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information: Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc.

It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time. You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
This delightful 'Bouquet of Flowers' pattern is from The Young Ladies Journal, of 1st June 1868. The design measures 24 cm x 18 cm at its widest points. The flowers are worked in shades of green and delicate cream and white, the foliage in richer greens. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it. If you do make it, it is actually practical and useful today over 150 years later!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
Berlin Work Pattern 'Bouquet of Pansies, Snowdrops and Tulips' Berlin Work Pattern 'Bouquet of Roses' Berlin Work Pattern 'Bouquet of Wild Flowers' Berlin Work Pattern 'Bouquet of Wild Flowers'
This delightful oval pattern of a little bouquet of tulips, pansies and snowdrops is from a copy of The Young Ladies Journal of from the period 1860-1870 and is a fine example of Berlin work. Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. . It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

The design measures 20 cm x 16 cm. The flowers are worked in beautiful spring shades of yellow, blue, cream, gold and green.
This delightful oval pattern of a little bouquet of roses is from The Young Ladies Journal of 1st July 1866 and is a fine example of Berlin work. Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. . It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

This pattern is a photocopy of a much older pattern.
The actual design measure 22 cm x 17 cm. The text at the top reads 'BERLIN PATTERN - Published witht the Young Ladies Journal'. The text at the bottom of the pattern is an advertisement for 'THOMSON'S "PRIZE MEDAL" SKIRTS'. This is followed by another text in lower case which says 'Of the same quality as supplied to ladies of the principal european courts are sold by best drapers everywhere always stamped "Thompson's" with the crown trade mark thus' - and a little crown trade mark. So not only a beautiful pattern, but an interesting little historical aside.
This delightful oval pattern of a bouquet of wild flowers is a fine example of Berlin work. Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. . It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

This pattern is a very old photocopy of a much older pattern.
The actual design measure 20 cm x 12 cm. The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all. The text at the top reads 'BERLIN PATTERN - Published witht the Young Ladies Journal'. The text at the bottom of the pattern is an advertisement for 'THOMSON'S "PRIZE MEDAL" SKIRTS'. This is followed by another text in lower case which says 'Of the same quality as supplied to ladies of the principal european courts are sold by best drapers everywhere always stamped "Thompson's" with the crown trade mark thus' - and a little crown trade mark. So not only a beautiful pattern, but an interesting little historical aside.
This delightful oval pattern of a bouquet of wild flowers is a fine example of Berlin work. Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. . It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

This pattern is a modern photocopy of a much older pattern.
The actual design measure 20 cm x 12 cm. The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all. The text at the top reads 'BERLIN PATTERN - Published witht the Young Ladies Journal'. The text at the bottom of the pattern is an advertisement for 'THOMSON'S "PRIZE MEDAL" SKIRTS'. This is followed by another text in lower case which says 'Of the same quality as supplied to ladies of the principal european courts are sold by best drapers everywhere always stamped "Thompson's" with the crown trade mark thus' - and a little crown trade mark. So not only a beautiful pattern, but an interesting little historical aside.
Berlin Work Pattern 'Cricket' Berlin Work Pattern 'Lilies and Roses' Berlin Work Pattern 'Persian Designs for Ladies & Gentlemens Slippers' Berlin Work Pattern 'Roses'
'Cricket' is a beautiful Berlin work pattern with a distinctly masculine flavour from the Young Ladies Journal in the late 1860's. The design measures 16 cm x 20 cm. The design features equipment for playing cricket, going sailing, riding and hunting. The individual items like the cricket bat, are worked in tones of brown, beige, cream and a muted green. The background is a beautiful airforce blue shade. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
This lovely Lilies and Roses pattern is from a copy The Young Ladies Journal from the 1870's. The design measures 16 cm x 28.5 cm. The lilies are worked in white and the roses in pinks and reds, the foliage in vibrant shades of green. The background is a very dark green, almost black. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it. If you do make it, it is actually practical and useful today over 150 years later!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
These Persian designs for ladies and gentlemens slippers would make an excellent project for winter time.These beautiful Berlin work patterns for needlepoint slippers from the Young Ladies Journal of December 1st, 1873 provide two designs - one for a lady, one for a gentleman. The ladies design measures 22.5 cm x 16.5 cm (widest point) x cm (toe) and the gentlemens design measures 22.5.cm x 18 cm x 5 cm. The page pattern measures 23 cm x 35.5 cm. The slippers are worked in glowing exotic shades. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shades which led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
'Roses' is a beautiful pattern for a little pillow or picture from a copy of The Young Ladies Journal in the 1870's. The design measures 19 cm in diameter. The flowers are worked in rich shades of pinks, cream, apricot and delicate greens with a soft blue border. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
Berlin Work Pattern 'Tea Plant Cosy' Berlin Work Pattern 'The Favourite Kitten' 1867 Berlin Work Pattern 'The Huntsman's Slipper Berlin Work Pattern 'The Rose Slipper'
This delightful 'Tea Plant Cosy' pattern is from The Young Ladies Journal, of 1st November 1874. The design measures 30 cm x 18.5 cm at its widest points. The flowers are worked in shades of green and delicate cream, yellow and softer greens. The background is a deep rich wine shade. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it. If you do make it, it is actually practical and useful today over 150 years later!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
This very appealing black kitten is a Berlin work pattern from The Young Ladies Journal of December 1867.. The design measures 18 cm x 24.5 cm. The kitten, with its luxurious silk bow is sitting on a soft red velvet cushion with gold trimmings and tassles. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
'The Huntsman's Slipper' is a beautiful Berlin work pattern for a pair men's needlepoint slippers from the Young Ladies Journal of November 1st, 1868. The design measures 21 cm x 17 cm (widest point) x 3 cm (toe). The page pattern measures 24 cm x 18.5 cm. The slippers are worked in deep masculine shades of grey, green and copper with a little black in the detail. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
'The Rose Slipper' is a beautiful Berlin work pattern for a pair of ladies needlepoint slippers from the Young Ladies Journal of October 1st, 1870. The design measures 21 cm x 18.5 cm (widest point) x 4 cm (toe). The page pattern measures 22.5 cm x 19.5 cm. The slippers are worked in rich shades of deep pink, greens and cream. There are little rosebuds peeping out from the foliage. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
Berlin Work Pattern 'The Rosebud Bouquet' Berlin Work Pattern 'The Royal Slipper' Berlin Work Pattern for Music Stool and Border for Table Cover Berlin Work Pattern Two Designs for Bannerette Screens
'The Rosebud Bouquet' is a beautiful pattern for a sofa pillow from The Ladies Journal of 1873. The design measures 29 cm x 30.5 cm. The bouquet is worked in rich shades of pinks, cream and green with soft bluey grey green in the border. The magazine issue is June 1st 1873 and the advert reads 'Perfumed with Rimmel's Celebrated Moss Rose Scent'. Further details on materials are given in a last paragraph. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
'The Royal Slipper' is a beautiful Berlin work pattern for a pair of ladies needlepoint slippers from the Young Ladies Journal in the period 1860-1870. The design measures 19.5 cm x 14.5 cm (widest point) x 2.5 cm (toe). The page pattern measures 20 cm x 16 cm. The slippers feature a royal crest with a lion rampant and a unicorn on each side. The foliage inlcudes roses and what seem to be thistles.The background is worked in a rich dark brown, and the whole includes shdes of green red, cream and blue. This is a very interesting item in its own right, even if you do not plan to sew it!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
These 2 delightful patterns are from The Young Ladies Journal, of 1st May 1868. The stool design measures 17cm in diameter and the table cover border is 17.5 cm x 4 cm. The stool pattern features colourful butterflies. These are very interesting items even if you do not plan to make them. If you do, then they are actually as practical and useful today as they were over 150 years ago!

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.
These 2 delightful floral patterns for bannerette screens are from The Young Ladies Journal, of 1st March 1871. Each design measures 16.5 cm x 13 cm. These would make delightful little cushions or pictures.

In case you are not familiar with the term 'Berlin Work', here is a little background information:
Berlin work is a style of embroidery similar to what we now call needlepoint. It was usually worked with woollen yarn on canvas in single stitches, like cross-stitch or tent stitch. Beeton's book of Needlework (1870) describes 15 different stitches for use in Berlin work. It was traditionally stitched in many different shadeswhich led to a three-dimensional effect. Berlin work was ideal for heavy duty items such as furniture covers, cushions, bags, etc. It can also be worked very easily with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time.

You will receive a high quality copy of this lovely design - the originals of our Berlin Work Collection are too delicate to work with and we will keep them safe here in The Silk Mill. We want to share these elegant designs with future needleworkers.m
Chimere Dragon Needlepoint/Cross Stitch  Pattern 1900s Delicate Flower Pattern from Journal des Demoiselles Floral Wreath and Bouquet in Beadwork for a Piano Stool French  Embroidery Pattern for Dressing Table Set and Napkins or Placemats 1900's
This striking needlepoint/cross stitch pattern is of a chimere/dragon and features beautiful muted shades of blue/green and nany different browns. This is an original pattern from Journal des Demoiselles in the early 1900's.

The pattern is in very good condition for its age. There are two small tears at top an bottom of the border and a small slit in the centre top. None of these affect the actual pattern. The actual picture measures 26cm x 40.5cm. The name Journal des Demoiselles heads the top of the pattern and at the bottom it reads 'Modele de la Maison Lebel-Delalande.
This original pattern dated sometime in the 1890's is from the French magazine Journal des Demoiselles. It is a quarter section which can be used as the template for a cushion cover. The pattern quarter section measures 30cm x16.5cm.

It is worked in vibrant shades of blue, green, purple and yellow on a neutral background. The pattern is in excellent condition for its age and is printed on thick paper.

This pattern would lend itself very well to being worked with The Silk Mill silk, using all 6 strands or 3 strands at a time or with wool.
This beautiful floral and foliage original beadwork pattern is worked in soft muted shades of rose and green. It is specifically designed as a cover for a music stool. It would also work well on a cushion. The background could be worked in wool or silk and could all be done with or without using beads.

The actual diameter of this wreath at its widest point measures 19cm. The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all.

This is an original pattern sheet from 'Journal des Demoiselles' The pattern is for a 'Dessus du Dressoir ou de Toilette' (dressing table set) and 'Angles de Serviettes ou Dessus du Plateau' (napkins or place mats). This is an absolutely delightful pattern of tiny thistles and foliage. It is worked in soft blues and goldy shades.

The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all.
French  Embroidery Pattern from late-mid 1800's French  Embroidery/Cross Stich  Pattern French Embroidery Pattern 'Enveloppe pour Lingeries de Nuit' from late 1800's French Needlepoint or Embroidery Pattern 1900s
This beautiful and highly coloured pattern of sweet peas, a tulip and foliage is a running border but works as a stand alone image. It is from 'Magasin des Demoiselles' from the mid- late 1800's. This design is printed on original squared paper and it is unusual to find such a pattern these days, and in such good condition.


The actual design measure 16 cm x13.4 cm. The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all.

This beautiful little pattern is a running border with a flower/foliage design in autumn shades. It is from 'Magasin des Demoiselles' ifrom the late-mid 1800's. This design is printed on original squared paper and it is unusual to find such a pattern these days, and in such good condition.


The actual design measure 24.5cm x12.5cm. The pattern is in very good condition for its age with no tears at all.

This is a gorgeous embroidery pattern for an 'Enveloppe pour Lingeries de Nuit' (nightdress case). It is an original pattern from Journal des Demoiselles and is in excellent condition for its age.

The pattern measures 31cm x 37cm. It is a delightfully elegant pattern and not difficult to follow. The pattern shows the design worked in red and black but it could be done in any shades you choose and also in more than 2 colours.

Silk Mill Silks would work very well for this project!
This is a delightful needlepoint or embroidery pattern from the Maison du Fil d'Or which was issued as a supplement by Journal des Demoiselles in the early 1900's. It is a country scene in lovely muted tones featuring a cockerel and little squirrels in a leafy tree.

The pattern is in very good condition for its age.

French Needlepoint Pattern for 5 Decorative Items French Needlepoint Pattern for 7 Items inc. Purse and Bag 1900s La Broderie Lyonnais, Journal de Broderies pour Trousseaux La Mode Illustree 14 July 1878
This is a very interesting set of little needlepoint patterns and features beautiful shades of a rusty red, soft green, soft deep blue and gold. There are 5 items.

The pattern is in very good condition for its age with one tiny tear at the top border, that does not affect the pattern. The text at the top of the pattern reads 'Journal des Demoiselles (Vingtieme annee).
This is a very interesting set of little needlepoint patterns and features beautiful shades of orangey reds, soft green and and lovely soft blues. There are 7 items - no. 2 is a little bag possibly to wear over the shoulder with solid clasp fastening. No. 6 is a gorgeous little change purse. These patterns can be worked in tent stitch or basket stitch.

The pattern is in very good condition for its age with a tear at the top border and a slit at the bottom in the fold. Neither of these affect the pattern. The text at the top of the pattern reads '10 fr par an pour Paris', 'Magasin des Demoiselles (Journal Mensuel) and finally '12 fr pour les Departements'.
This edition of 'La Broderie Lyonnais, Journal de Broderies pour Trousseaux' was published on 1st September 1949.  It is a full newspaper sized edition and is packed with interesting and unusual embroidery patterns from that era.  It is in excellent condition.  This would make a lovely present for that keen needlewoman who is always on the lookout for something unusual!
La Mode Ilustree 11 August 1878 La Mode Ilustree 18 August 1878 La Mode Pratique, 4 April 1903 Les Pommes,  Les Orangers, Les Iris and more from 'Madame' magazine
This copy of La Mode Pratique is a full sized newspaper edition packed full of useful, interesting and unusual articles and patterns.  It is in very good condition for its age.  It measures 41cm x 29cm.  Would make an excellent present for a keen stitcher who is interested in needlework from days gone by. This is an A3 sheet of transfer patterns from 'Madame' magazine in the early 1900's.  There are quite a few different patterns for flowers, fruits and borders to be embroidered or painted.  The whole sheet measures 50cm x 60cm.  It is in excellent confition for its age.