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Kirchenschmuck Designs


This wonderful set of books came across my path recently and it was love at first sight. There was a funny snorting sound when I actually sounded out that rather long name. “Schmuck?! Really??” There is nothing Schmucky about them.


I have created a pdf file with the pages that are most pertinent for what we do. The rest of the books are quite lovely so you’ll want to take a look at them. Other content includes beautiful corner and border designs, renderings of church furnishings and a whole bunch of German text that is probably quite interesting.

The books are made available by the Heidelberg Historic Literature - Digitized. See the whole pile here:


And here is a link to the pdf file that includes cleaned up embroidery designs.

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