ANNA WUERFEL BROWN

She was a prolific designer primarily in Crochet, but also published tatting patterns in several books. I've found a few reproductions, and only a small handful of the original publications so far. I keep living in hope. She was a lovely designer. She published during a time period(1910's and '20's) when there was a lot of competition from other great designers like Adeline Cordet, Emma Farnes, Mary E. Fitch, Sophie LaCroix, Virginia Snow, Anna Valeire, and the very well known and still popular Anne Orr - all self-published and master designers of several needlearts.

I've included some books I found that predated Ms. Brown's run of books, that she co-authored with Hugo and Cora Kirchmaier. They are filet crochet and embroidery.

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FILET CROCHET, Book No. 1, by Cora & Hugo Kirchmaier, Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1912) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 37 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Cora Kirchmaier, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

FILET CROCHET, Book No. 2, by Cora & Hugo Kirchmaier, Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1913) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 36 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Cora Kirchmaier, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

Book of Cross-Stitch and Crochet in Color, Book No. 3, by Cora & Hugo Kirchmaier (TPB:1915)
Notes: 36 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Cora Kirchmaier, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

FILET CROCHET, Book No. 4, by Cora & Hugo Kirchmaier (TPB:1915) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 36 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Cora Kirchmaier, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

Gift Novelties in Filet Crochet, Book No. 5, by Cora & Hugo Kirchmaier (TPB:1915,1979reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 36 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Cora Kirchmaier, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;
House of White Birches reprinted this as Book 3...

AWB Crochet Book, No. 1, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1914)
Notes: 20? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

AWB No. 2, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1914) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 16 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

AWB Book No. 3: Insertions and Edgings in Crochet, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1914)
Notes: 20? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

AWB Book No. 4: Lingerie Special, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1915) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 26 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

AWB Book No. 5: Dainty Gifts and Favors, Tatting & Crochet, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1914) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 20 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

AWB Book No. 6: Gift Novelties in Tatting, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1916) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 20 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;
I was so excited to win an auction for this one - then discovered it was a reprint done in 1981. It's still the first copy of this booklet I've come across, and was happy to find it...

AWB Book No. 7: New Yokes and Collars Crochet and Tatting, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1916) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 20 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

AWB Book No. 8: For Wearing Apparel For Household Linens, Tatting & Crochet, by Anna Wuerfel Brown (TPB:1916) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 15 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Self, Toledo, OH; ISBN: None;

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