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Dexter Yarn Company Story

Book 4

Susan Wildemuth, Atkinson, IL

Dexter Yarn Company Instruction Book List

 Pawtucket, Rhode Island

 

 

1. Dexter Filet Crochet and Cross Stitch (1918 Edition)

Designer featured in this book Lillian Frances Brown, Boston, Massachusetts

(Butterfly on Gray Cover)

 

1. Dexter Filet Crochet (1919 Edition)

Designer featured in this book Lillian Frances Brown

(Butterfly on Blue Cover) This edition has a color insert

Featuring some M.E. Fitch, Brookline, Massachusetts copyrighted in 1915. There is also some pattern variations beginning on page 16 – 21.

 

2. Dexter Filet Crochet (1917 Edition)

Designer featured in this book Lillian Frances Brown, Boston, Massachusetts.

(Fruit Stand on Cover)

 

3. Dexter Filet Crochet and Tatting (1917 Edition)

Designer featured in this book Lillian Frances Brown, Boston, Massachusetts

(D on Cover)

 

4. Dexter Heavy Cotton Crochet (1917 Edition)

Designer featured in this book Lillian Frances Brown, Boston, Massachusetts

(Deer on Cover)

 

5. Dexter Crocheted Yokes (1918 Edition)

Designer featured in this book Lillian Frances Brown, Boston, Massachusetts

(Crochet Yoke on Cover)

 

6. Dexter Filet Sweaters and Slip-ons

Designer featured in this booklet Mary Card

 

7. Dexter Crocheted Yokes in Flower Designs

(Author’s book is missing cover)

 

8. Dexter Crochet Yokes (1920 Edition)

Designer featured in this book Lillian Frances Brown, Boston, Massachusetts

Girl on Cover

 

9. Dexter “The Home Beautiful”

 

 

Miscellaneous Kits and Publications

 

Dexter Layette baby Chart A

 

Dexter “Made-in-a-Minute” Crochet

Designer featured in this booklet Charlotte F. Boldtmann

 

Dexter Filet Sweaters and Slip-ons

Designer featured in this booklet Mary Card

 

Designers mentioned in Dexter Yarn Company Publications

 

Charlotte F. Boldtman

Lillian Frances Brown (Boston, Massachusetts)

Mary Card

M. E. Fitch

 

Special Note: There were several “year” editions of each book, so do not be alarmed if your copyright date does not match those on the chart above, you just have a different edition. There might also be some pattern variations in each of the books depending on your edition. The year span on the books appears to be from 1917- 1920.

 

Special Note:  It also appears that as a “come-in” they would give people who purchased their books a ball of Dexter Thread for free – they note – “introductory purposes only” with the hopes of getting the customer “hooked” on their products.

 

Special Note:  These instruction books were a marketing tool to create a need for their thread.

 

Final Note

 

This is a partial list of Dexter Yarn Company Publications.  The author would appreciate anyone who has additional books, booklets, or kits in their collection or designer information to contact her at quiltingbee73@yahoo.com or Susan Wildemuth, 18621 US Highway 6, Atkinson, Illinois  61235.

                                

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