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Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios Story

Book 1 and Book 2

Susan Wildemuth, Atkinson, IL

 

Lists

Collingbourne Mills, Collingbourne Mills, Inc.

And

Virginia Snow Studios

Instruction Book List

 

 

Needle arts represented in the instruction books are crochet, knitting, embroidery, tatting, weaving, rug making and hooked rugs, monogramming, beading, candlewick, and quilting.

 

1. Winifred Worth Crochet and Tatting Designs Book 1 (Winifred Series Book 1) St. Louis, 1915.

 

This book is listed as Book 1 in book 11 and 18 Version #1.

 

This book is listed as Book 20 in Book 16.

 

1. Collingbourne’s Yoke Book (Liesenfelt)

 

As seen in:

 

Collingbourne’s Edgings and Insertions (1925 Edition)

Book 25

 

Virginia Snow: Stamped Goods. Fall and Winter Catalogue 1927-1928.  Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1927-1928.

 

Virginia Snow Studios Latest in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter Catalogue 1928-1929. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1928-1929.

 

Virginia Snow:  The Newest Ideas in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter 1929-1930. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1929-1930.

 

2. Winifred Clark Crochet Yokes, Boudoir Caps, and Boudoir Novelties Book 2 (Winifred Series Book 2). St. Louis: W.L.M. Clark, 1915.

 

This book appears as Instruction Book 2 in 11, 18 V #1

 

This book appears as Instruction Book 17 in the following books: 9, 10, 16, 18 Version #1, 18 Version #2, 19.

 

 Special Note:

 

This Winifred Clark book is listed as Book 2 and Book 17 in the same Collingbourne Instruction Book List found in Collingbourne’s New Easy Method of Making Real Cluny Lace (1917 Edition) Book 18 Version #1

 

2. Collingbourne’s Crochet Book (Liesenfelt)

 

As seen in:

 

Collingbourne’s Edgings and Insertions (1925 Edition)

Book 25

 

Virginia Snow: Stamped Goods. Fall and Winter Catalogue 1927-1928.  Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1927-1928.

 

Virginia Snow Studios Latest in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter Catalogue 1928-1929. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1928-1929.

 

Virginia Snow:  The Newest Ideas in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter 1929-1930. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1929-1930.

 

3. Winifred Clark Lingerie Crochet Book No. 3 (Winifred Series Book 3) St. Louis: W.L.M. Clark, 1915.

 

This book is listed as Book 3 in Book 11 and 18 Version #1.

 

3. Collingbourne’s Wool Book

 

As seen in:

 

Collingbourne’s Edgings and Insertions (1925 Edition)

Book 25

 

Virginia Snow: Stamped Goods. Fall and Winter Catalogue 1927-1928.  Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1927-1928.

 

Virginia Snow Studios Latest in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter Catalogue 1928-1929. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1928-1929.

 

Virginia Snow: The Newest Ideas in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter 1929-1930. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1929-1930.

 

4.  Winifred Clark Bungalow Linens Book No.4 (Winifred Series Book 4) St. Louis: W.L.M. Clark, 1915.

 

This is book is listed as 4 in book 11 and 18 Version #1.

 

4.  Collingbourne’s Yoke Book (Liesenfelt)

 

As seen in:

 

Collingbourne’s Edgings and Insertions (1925 Edition)

Book 25

 

Virginia Snow: Stamped Goods. Fall and Winter Catalogue 1927-1928.  Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1927-1928.

 

Virginia Snow Studios Latest in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter Catalogue 1928-1929. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1928-1929.

 

Virginia Snow:  The Newest Ideas in Needlework Designs Fall and Winter 1929-1930. Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios and Collingbourne Mills, Inc., 1929-1930.

 

5. 

 

6. 

 

7.  Collingbourne’s Cross Stitch Detail Illustrated in Colors and Detail Instruction for all New and Old Embroidery Stitches

 

7.  Gowns, Yokes, and Alphabets in Filet

 

This book is on the book list in Book 11 and Book 18 Version #1.

 

8.  Children’s Caps and Designs for the Nursery

 

This book is on the book list in Book 11 and Book 18 Version #1.

 

9.  Collingbourne’s Yokes: Filet, Cluny, Tatting

 

10. Collingbourne’s Filet Book: Yokes, Edgings, Insertions, Medallions, Etc.

 

11. Collingbourne’s New Easy Way of Making Real Tatting and Maltese Art Edited by Virginia Snow Studios (1917 Edition)

 

11. Collingbourne’s New Easy Way of Making Real Tatting and Maltese Art Edited by Virginia Snow Studios (1925 Edition)

 

12. Collingbourne’s Elgin Maid Book: Simple and Practical Designs, Crochet, Etc.

 

13.

 

14  Collingbourne’s Monogram and Initial Book

(Sometimes also numbered as 14A)

 

14M.Collingbourne’s Monogram and Initial Book

 

15. Collingbourne’s Encyclopedia of Technologic Art Needle Work Instructions (1916 Edition) Lamp Shade on Cover.

 

15. Encyclopedia of Technology: Art Needle Work Instruction

(1916 Edition)

 

15. Collingbourne’s Inexpensive Gifts in Embroidery, Tatting, Crochet: Simple Practical Needlework by Virginia Snow (1920 Edition)

 

16. Collingbourne’s Complete Instructions: New Ideas Bags, Cords, Tassels, and Novelties

 

16. Collingbourne’s New Embroidery Designs in Patchwork, Bedspreads, Etc.

 

17. Winifred Clark Crochet Yokes and Boudoir Caps Book No. 2 (Winifred Series Book 2) St: Louis: W.L.M. Clark, 1915.

 

This book appears as Instruction Book 2 in 11, 18 V #1

 

This book appears as Instruction Book 17 in the following books: 9, 10, 16, 18 Version #1, 18 Version #2, 19.

 

Special Note:

 

This Winifred Clark book is listed as Book 2 and Book 17 in the same Collingbourne Instruction Book List found in Book 18 Version #1.

 

As seen in:

Collingbourne’s New Easy Method of Making Real Cluny Lace (1917 Edition) Book 18 Version #1

 

18. Collingbourne’s New Easy Method of Making Real Cluny Lace (1917 Edition) Book 18 Version #1

(Collingbourne Book List on Interior Cover and a larger book list on Back Exterior Cover)

 

18. Collingbourne’s New Easy Method of Making Real Cluny Lace (1917 Edition) Version #2

(Collingbourne Book List on Interior Cover)

 

19. Collingbourne’s Authority of Fine Arts: Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, Embroidery by Virginia Snow (1917 Edition)

 

19. Collingbourne’s Authority of Fine Arts: Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, Embroidery by Virginia Snow (1925 Edition)

 

19A.

 

20. Winifred Worth Crochet and Tatting Designs Book 1 (Winifred Series Book 1) St. Louis, 1915.

 

This book is listed as Book 1 in book 11 and 18 Version #1.

 

This book is listed as Book 20 in Book 16.

 

21. Collingbourne’s Handcraft Togs for Baby and Junior Designs (1917 Edition)

 

21. Collingbourne’s Handcraft Togs for Baby and Junior Designs (1924 Edition)

 

22. Collingbourne Handcraft Art Domestic Science Weaving

 

There are two Book 22s.  This is the first Book 22 and appears on several instruction book lists.

 

22. Grandma Dexter’s Weaving Book:  A Fascinating Old Art-Modernized Version #1 15 pages. (Page 2 has Collingbourne’s Adjustable Loom No. A-20249)

 

The first book list I saw this new cover of 22 was in Dexter Fashions in Yarn Book 48.

 

22. Grandma Dexter’s Weaving Book:  A Fascinating Old Art-Modernized Version #2 11 pages. (Page 2 has Luncheon Set No. 6235 and Tufted Pillow No. 6234).

 

The first book list I saw this new cover of 22 was in

Dexter Fashions in Yarn Book 48.

 

23.

 

24. Collingbourne’s Edgings and Insertions: A Legacy of Old Laces Version #1 Spanish Sash and Oriental Sash Interior Cover

 

24. Collingbourne’s Edgings and Insertions: A Legacy of Old Laces Version #2 Book List Interior Cover

 

25. Collingbourne’s Edgings and Insertions (1925 Edition)

 

26.

 

27. Collingbourne’s Knitting and Crocheting Wool Manual “Army and Navy Knitting Instructions.” Edited by Virginia Snow Studios (1918 Edition)

 

28. Virginia Snow’s Sweater Book (1924 Edition)

29. Virginia Snow’s Authority on Bead Bags, Necklaces, Etc.

(1925 Edition)

 

29. Virginia Snow’s Authority on Bead Bags, Necklaces, Etc.

(1926 Edition)

 

30. Collingbourne’s Newest Designs (1926 Edition)

 

31. Emma Post Barbour’s New Bead Book

32. Emma Post Barbour’s New Bead Book (1924 Edition) Published by Virginia Snow Studios

 

33.

 

34.

 

35. Virginia Snow Hooked Rug Instruction Book

 

36. Grandma Dexter’s Applique and Patchwork Quilt Designs

 

36A.Grandma Dexter Applique and Patchwork Designs Version #1

 

36A.Grandma Dexter Applique and Patchwork Designs Version #2 Eleanor Martin, Inc. Version #2. This version has an insert and illustrations version #1 doesn’t have.

 

36B.Grandma Dexter New Applique and Patchwork Designs

 

37. Grandma Dexter’s Rag and Yarn Rug Instruction Book

 

38. Afghans

 

39. Smart Sweaters

 

40. Grandma Dexter Crocheted Bed Spread Victorian Designs

 

41. Virginia Snow Quilting Designs Version #1 Earlier Version (Full Page Quilt Design on Cover)

 

41. Virginia Snow Quilting Designs Version #2 Later Version (Single Design on the Cover and 1940 Postmark on Envelope)

 

42. Handicraft in Apparel Virginia Snow Studios Version #1

(Blonde on the Cover)

 

42. Handicraft in Apparel Virginia Snow Studios Version #2

(Brunette on the Cover)

 

42. Fashion in Fingercraft Book 42: Revised

 

43. Dexter’s Kwicknit and Crochet Apparel

 

44. Dexter Crocheted Accessories

 

45. Boucle Apparel: Knitting and Crochet

46. From the Boag Studios: Quilts

 

47. Style Creations in Perle

 

48. Dexter Fashions in Yarn

 

49. Fingercraft: Crocheted & Tatted Edgings & Insertions

 

50. Fashions in Fingercraft

51. Fashion Highlights: Hand Knit & Crochet

 

52. 

 

53. Candlewick Crocheting and Tufting

 

54. Art & Pleasure: “Painting with Needles” New Uses of Dexter Cotton Warp

 

101 Martha Washington Crochet Book: Designs in Tatting and Filet Edited by Virginia Snow Studios (1917 Edition)

 

 

Leaflets

Collingbourne’s Newest Designs: The Military Bugle Bead Necklace (Ruth Stemm has signed the front cover illustration)

 

Special Note #1

 

Designers and/or Artists mentioned in Collingbourne and Virginia Snow Publications (Real and Fictional):

 

Emma Post Barbour

George Brown (Lithographer)

Winifred Clark

Margaret Liesenfelt

Ruth Stemm (Cover Art)

Winifred Worth

 

Special Note #2

 

Collingbourne Mills/Virginia Snow Studios offered a variety of services.  They created instruction books, edited instruction books, and published instruction books for outside designers and/or companies.

 

“The Virginia Snow Studios: Originators, Editors, and Artists expert on illustrations and simple instructions for all branches of needlework. Designs endorsed and approved by the leading thread manufacturers”

 

Quote from:

 

Collingbourne’s New Easy Way of Making Real Tatting and Maltese Art Book 11 Elgin, Illinois: Virginia Snow Studios, 1917.

 

Special Note #3

 

Albert Collingbourne honored his children in various ways in his instruction books.

 

A. Virginia Snow Authority on Bead Bags, Necklaces, Etc. 1925 Edition, Albert’s daughter Mary (Collingbourne) Morton is the baby on the cover.

 

B. Daughters Petrecia and Carol were honored with the Patricia Carol Hairnet featured on page 18 in the Virginia Snow Studio Art Needlework Creations 1932 catalog.

 

C. Dexter Fashions in Yarn: Book 48 by Virginia Snow.  Frank Dexter Collingbourne, Albert Collingbourne’s youngest son, is on page 13.

 

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