Hey, folks, I need your help!
I'm from one of the families that gave rise to the Brainerd & Armstrong Silk Mill in New London, Connecticut. My great-grandmother on that side of the family tatted (I learned to tat from one of her doilies about fifteen years after she passed on), knitted, quilted, and crocheted like crazy, and I would LOVE to have some old Brainerd & Armstrong tatting and crochet patterns for edgings and doilies that aren't in the Antique Pattern Library database. These patterns would be sold/on display at the museum and the actual items made from the patterns would eventually be sold at museum events.
So, being the marvelous pack-rats of tatting, knitting, & crochet patterns I know you all are, please help me find these patterns! It means a lot to me, especially considering I've inherited the family skills with the fiber crafts. Original patterns I can put on display for the table at the museum would also be terrific!
Thank you in advance!