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The Fold and Slit Chevron Trellis and Cross
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the foold and slit designs which I call the Chevron Trellis and the Chevron Cross. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.


Both designs appear in 'Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch' by E Barth and W Niederley, which was first published in Bielefeld and Leipzig, and the foreword of which is dated October 1876.

The Chevron Trellis

The Chevron Cross


These designs also appear in 'Pleasant Work for Busy Fingers' by Maggie Browne, which was published by Cassell and Company in London in 1896. This book is an English version of 'Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch'.