If you are always looking for AUTHENTIC patterns and motifs; here is a wonderful Collection of patterns. The collection is: Book of Pattern and Instructions for American Needlework by the Editors of Woman's Day; Published by Simon and Schuster in 1963.Included in this box is a Manual of General Instructions; a Crochet and Knitting Booklet; a Weaving Booklet and many; many pattern sheets for reproducing Early American designs. The sheets all include full size patterns for the various projects.There are over 170 different projects. Some of the projects are:Embroidery - Satin Apron; Counterpane Sunflower Bedspread; Wreath of flowers; firescreen; Cotton Homespun Bedcover.Crewel Work - Coverlet using 26 individual floral motifsCrosstitch - Samplers: State; Cat; Colonial; Dreamy Girl; Flower; Brick HouseNeedlepoint - Pillows; Pincushion; Firescreen Panel Flower for Chair Seat; Black & White Wedding Suspenders; and others.Patchwork - Quilts: Star of Bethlehem; Starburst; Delectable Mountains; Robbing Peter to Pay Paul. Blocks: Mountain Peaks; Lucindas Star; The Little Giant; Lucinda's Puzzle; Rising Sun; Kansas Trouble for a total of 21 blocksHooking - Mare and Foal; Wreath of Roses; Hen and Basket of Eggs for a total of 14 projects.Crochet - Numerous projectsKnitting - Numerous projectsWeaving - Numerous projectsCandlewicking: - Bedcover; unsheared Candlewicking spread; Leaves and swags; etc.Rugmaking - Crewel Bed Rug; Braided Five Strand Rug; Yarn Sewn Rug and Button Rug.Condition of this boxed set: Little musty smelling. One or two project sheets have a little mildew on them. Otherwise the sheets are clean and useable. The box sleeve is solid with no breaks. There appear to be no missing sheets.All and all; a WONDERFUL collection to have and enjoy!