WINCKELMANN, Leonie. ~ Flecht-Schule. [Germany or Austria, 1912].
8vo (198 × 128 mm), containing 27 woven paper designs (drab and metallic paper) mounted as a leporello. Two designs with very small tears to one or two woven strips. Original cloth (spine rubbed with very slight fraying) with slipcase.
A good example of ‘Flecht-schule’ exercises for young girls, in which dexterity, accuracy, patience and creativity were encouraged through intricate pattern weaving in paper. This could be applied to the practical arts of embroidery but had been encouraged as an independent exercise. In addition to the 25 abstract designs here, the final two panels give the maker’s initials ‘L.W.’ and the date ‘1912’.