Delighted that you got back to me. I rarely check in on the Network (it's not terribly active) but decided to have another look yesterday. I saw your notes about your interests and because I was dealing with some clothing-related…"
Hi, I am a new member to this subgroup and am not sure which group covers my collecting interest best. The booklets/pamphlets have been published by yarn companies, needlework firms, individual textile designers, and (during the World Wars) relief organizations. My primary interest is in pre-1930 crochet and World Wars (primarily knitting) pattern books (as well as propaganda urging knitting). I am an advanced collector in both areas, but have very few items from World War I & II…See More
I am a crocheter, beader, textile tools/books/ephemera collector and a retired IT specialist. Currently, I am pursuing a second career as an author on textile history topics. Much of my information for these articles is derived from ephemera related to textile hand production/embellishment.
Delighted that you got back to me. I rarely check in on the Network (it's not terribly active) but decided to have another look yesterday. I saw your notes about your interests and because I was dealing with some clothing-related ephemera I thought I'd see what you collecting in particular. I do like handling swatch and sample books and have a number fabric ones, including some Japanese kimono fabrics. I thought in particular of some clothing labels I just picked up at an estate sale. TONS of them! I think there was some OCD at work.
At any rate, I listed some on ETSY and just minutes ago put a "bulk" lot in the mail. But there are still several hundred left that I would sell very reasonably if you were interested in a bunch. They cover all kinds of clothing labels, US and foreign-made, some very high-end couture designers.
I have other things as well, but would like to know your interests in more explicit detail.