VIRGINIA SNOW

Here are the booklets I know of from Virginia Snow Studio's series under the brand name "Collingbourne's". The name Virginia Snow Studios was a marketing name for Collingbourne Mills, Inc., which published a large number of pattern books for Crochet, but also published tatting, quilting, knitting, smocking, hardanger, and beadwork. Virginia Snow was not an actual person. Collingbourne Mills published during a time period(1910's and '20's) when there was a lot of competition from other great designers like Anna Wuerfel Brown, Adeline Cordet, Emma Farnes, Mary E. Fitch, Sophie LaCroix, Frances Harris, Anna Valeire and the 800lb gorilla of the needlearts, Anne Orr - all popular and master designers of several needlearts. Reviews are of the books of the series that I own. I don't have all the details on this line of books, so you'll see a lot of questionmarks as you go down the list. I will fill in more as I find the information. If you have information to share, please do get in touch.

I found an article on some of the history behind Virginia Snow Studios: -ILLINOIS QUILT HISTORY:

-Piecing Together the Past of Virginia Snow Studios - Elgin, IL, by Susan Wildemuth

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Collingbourne's ??, Book #1, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's New Easy Way of Making Real Tatting and Maltese Art, Book #2, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1917)
Notes: 15 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #3, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Yoke Book, Book #4, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1907)
Notes: 15 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #5, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #6, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #7, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
An ad in Book 10 says this book contains 200 designs illustrated in colors for cross-stitch, colored embroidery and filet crochet...

Collingbourne's ??, Book #8, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Yokes: Filet, Cluny, Tatting, Book #9, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1921) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 14 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Filet Book- Yokes, Edgings, Insertions, Medallions, Etc., Book #10, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1912/????(reprint)) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: ??/17(reprint) pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
My copy of this book is a later reprint with fewer pages/patterns than the 1st edition...

Collingbourne's New Easy Way of Making Real Tatting And Maltese Art: Book #11, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1917,1920,1925revised(2ppshorter)) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 30 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
The 1925 edition is 2 pages shorter and is missing the 2 tatted purses...

Collingbourne's Elgin Maid Book: Book #12, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1920) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 30 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
No tatting patterns in this one

Collingbourne's ??, Book #13, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #14, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Encyclopedia of Technologic Art Needle Work Instruction: Book #15, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1916) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 31 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
There is a simple tatting lesson with basic patterns to practice - one is a variation on "Hens and Chicks" called "Hens and Chickens"...

Collingbourne's Inexpensive Gifts in Embroidery-Tatting-Crochet: Book #15, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1920) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 30 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
...and a few years later they reuse the serial number 15...

Collingbourne's Complete Instructions Bags, Scarfs, Tassels, Cords and Novelties, Book #16, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1920)
Notes: 29 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #17, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's New Easy Method of Making Real Cluny Lace: Book #18, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1917) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 15 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
No tatting patterns in this one

Collingbourne's Authority On Fine Arts: Book #19, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1917) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 32 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Authority On Fine Arts: Book #19A, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1920) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 29 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
There is a lovely tatted yoke pattern in the reprint that isn't in the original volume 19...

Collingbourne's ??, Book #20, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Handcraft Togs for Baby and Junior Designs, Book #21, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1917)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Handcraft Art- Weaving Book of Domestic Science: Book #22, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1924) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 15 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
Original 1917 edition had 19 pages...

Collingbourne's ??, Book #23, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Edgings and Insertions, Book #24, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1920)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's Edgings and Insertions, Book #25, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1922)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #26, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #27, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Virginia Snow's Sweater Book, Book #28, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1924)
Notes: 14 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Virginia Snow's Authority on Bead Bags, Necklaces, Etc, Book #29, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: 15 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Collingbourne's ??, Book #30, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Emma Post Barbour's New Bead Book, Book #31, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1925)
Notes: 14 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Virginia Snow Hook Rug Instruction book, Book #35, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Grandma Dexter New Applique and Patchwork Designs, Book #36-B, Book Review Popup Window by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:192?)
Notes: 23 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
This one is for quilters. I don't know if 36A and 36B are just updated versions of the original edition, or if this is meant to be part of a subseries. I know that 36A has a slightly different cover..

Early American Fingercraft, Book #37, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:1925) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Afghans, Book #38, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:192?) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Grandma Dexter Crocheted Bedspread Victorian Designs, Book #40, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Virginia Snow Quilting Designs, Book #41, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Fashions in Fingercraft, Book #42, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Kwicknits- Knitting and Crochet Apparel, Book #43, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Dexter Crocheted Accessories, Book #44, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Boucle Knitting and Crochet Apparel, Book #45, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Dexter Fashions in Yarn, Book #48, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Fingercraft, Book #49, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;
This one includes crochet and tatting...

Fashions in Fingercraft, Book #50, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??)
Notes: ?? pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

Candlewick Crocheting and Tufting, Book #53, by Virginia Snow Studios (TPB:19??) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 23 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Virginia Snow Studios, Elgin, IL; ISBN: None;

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