When I was a child, my mother was sewing crossstitch. I found it normal, since I come from a family, where we did everything ourself by hand. Decorations for christmas three, bycicles, handicraft and reparations of clothes.
One day my mother told me, she was selling her old Haandarbejdets Fremme calendars (with cross stitch patterns) to a handicraft shop, and from the one day to the other, she was only offered half of the price of, what she could sell them for earlier. I offered to sell them on the internet and found out, it was a collecters item. So I started to sell them on danish websites and on Ebay.
Today my mother is 74 years old. Still sewing a little – tablecloths and name-patters with all the names of the family in a familythree etc.
I am still selling the calendars from Haandarbejdets Fremme – and here I show, what I have for sale:
The first one from 1960: Haandarbejdets fremme: Mønstertegninger fra Aarets Korssting 1960. (Pattern-drawings from ..).
Drawn by Gerda Bengtsson. A reprint from the original 1960 book made, since the old one was sold out really fast. A seldom edition.
Condition: A little dark on parts of front and backpage because of age. A little torn on the frontpage and first page (as front page). All pages except from that in perfect condition.
Price: 70 EUR plus postage (9 EUR international included half of the fee for Paypall-transaction)
Aarets Korssting 1961, Haandarbejdets Fremme, Calendar:
Perfect condition. No writing with pen, no dirt etc – all pages included with patterns in the end of the book.
Price: 50 EUR (plus postage (7 EUR international included half of the fee for Paypall-transaction)
Aarets Korssting 1965, Haandarbejdets Fremme, Calendar
Perfect concition. No writing with pen or dirt etc. The dark parts by the spiral is only shadows from taking the photo. The stamp on photo 2 is from Copenhagen University and is normal in calendars like theese.
Price: 40 EUR (plus postage (7 EUR international included half of the fee for Paypall-transaction)
Haandarbejdets Fremme 1969, Calendar
Perfect condition. No writing with pen or dirt etc.
Price: 40 EUR (7 EUR international included half of the fee for Paypall-transaction)
Haandarbejdets Fremme 1970, Calendar
Price 40 EUR (7 EUR international included half of the fee for Paypall-transaction)
Contact me on: email@example.com – or tlf: +45 61678616. I accept Paypall. I send the books properly wrapped in plastic and solid package protected for getting wet.
More calendars to be posted. I just do not have the time for posting them right now. For calendars to come: 1974, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, Billedbog i Korssting 1964 and pattern “Postkasse: Nisser 19-201) (Postbox: Elfs)