Digital Collection Of Mary Card’s Work

Part I
Lists of Mary Card’s work available for downloading

The codes given at the beginning of the Mary Card’s Legacy of Crochet Lace book are also used in these lists namely

B=Book, C = Chart, M = Magazine
A = Australia, E = England, U for USA
NI = New Idea, EJ = Everylady’s Journal, HB = Australian Home Beautiful,
NC = Needlecraft, MP = Modern Priscilla

These have been combined to give, for example BA2 for Mary’s Crochet Book No 2.

Even though Mary produced many charts only 34 of them are in this collection. They are expensive and time consuming to digitize because they are large and often in poor condition.

Nevertheless most if not all the patterns in the charts are available on this website because many have been included in my books. You can locate particular patterns in the spreadsheet section. These spreadsheets have details of the many series of her charts in the three countries in which she worked. As you probably know, most of her designs in the charts were reprinted at least once.

Australian Series

CODE

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CAG01

Wild Rose & Pigeon Suppercloth or Large Traycloth

CAG02

Peacock Centre for Bedspread or Large Cushion

CAG03

Vine & Peacock Border

CAG04

British Coat-of-Arms Cushion Cover

CAG05

Bluebird for Happiness Cushion Cover

CAG06

Blue Wren & Wattle Pillow Sham Single Sided

CAG06

Blue Wren & Wattle Pillow Sham Double Sided

CAG10

Grapevine & Butterfly Cloth

CAG11

Table Runner or Sideboard Cloth in Grapevine & Butterfly Pattern

CAG12

Wild rose & Pigeon Centrepiece & Doyleys

CANB04

Grapevine & Silvereye Supper Cloth

English Series

CE

Lovebird Cosy Cover

CE051

Grapevine & Butterfly Cloth

CE053

Rosebud Lace, Insertion & Medallion

CE054

Japanese Tea Garden Centrepiece

CE059

Aquarium Luncheon or Teacloth

CE060

Fruit Set of Luncheon Mats & Centrepiece (round)

CE062

Grapevine & Butterfly Runner & Traycloth

CE064

Woodlanders Tea or Suppercloth

CE068

Garden Tea or Supper Cloth

CE069

Oak & squirrel supper cloth

CE070

Woodlanders traycloth & teacosy

CE072

Briar rose & butterfly teacloth

CE075

Garden tea cosy & traycloth

CE076

Breakfast or luncheon set with Japanese motifs

CE078

Laces for ecclesiastical purposes

CE084

Duchesse set in lily design

CE086

Lyrebird Duchesse set

CE090

Seagull cloth

CE502

Carnation, vine leaf teacosy etc

American Series

CUNC

Grapevine teacloth border

CUNC01

Soldier boy & flag

CUNC07

Great seal of the USA & Sailor boy

CUNC102

Seaside/Aquarium cloth

Books

BA1

Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 1: New Crochet for Australasian Crochet Workers

BA2

Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 2

BA3

Mary Card’s Irish Crochet Book No 3: Irish Crochet

BA4

Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 4: Filet Crochet

BA5

Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 5

BA6

Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 6: Things to Wear

BA7

Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 7

BA8

Mary Card’s New Book of Filet Crochet

BASemco

Semco Crochet Book: reprints some of Mary Card’s designs in her early books

BU1

Mary Card’s Crochet Book: Original & artistic designs in filet, Venetian and other styles of crochet patterns

BU2

Filet Crochet Slip-ons, Dexter No 6

American Magazines

MUMP

Modern Priscilla

MUNC

Needlecraft Magazine

Australian Home Beautiful

AHB

My Two Huts – article by Mary about her life in Australian Home Beautiful

Part II
Notes on printing the files

Because the charts, magazine articles and one of Mary’s books are larger than the A4 size commonly used in home printers in most of the world, the sizes of the printouts need to be considered. North American paper sizes are different to the International Standard ones (A1–4) given in the text and table below.

CHARTS

Most of the charts are in a large format similar to today’s A1 (594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches) as given below. If you want a copy in about the original size you need a printer who does Plan printing. Search on the internet for ‘Plan printing + your city’

All the American charts, CE502 and the English unnumbered Love bird teacosy cover chart in the list below are smaller and will be close to the original size if printed on A2 (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches).

However, keep in mind that if you are interested in admiring the designs rather than crocheting them, you could consider printing the charts on A4 or A3 and inserting them in plastic sleeves in a display book.

BOOKS

Most of the books are a little smaller than A4 so may be printed in close to the original sizes on many home printers. The one exception, B4 is larger, close to A3. You may need to go to a commercial printer for this larger size or if you want better quality.

MAGAZINES

These American magazines are close to portrait A3. Note that the size of Needlecraft changed over time.

MUMP Modern Priscilla
MUNC Needlecraft

International Standard Paper sizes in most of the world

Int-Standards