In 1920, the spinners J & J Baldwin and Partners and John Paton, Son & Co merged, creating Patons & Baldwins. The separate companies had been publishing knitting patterns, using their own knitting wools, since around 1912, and carried on doing so after the merger. The Patons brand continues to this day, using the Baldwins ‘Beehive’ symbol. The company is now part of The DMC Group. We were delighted to accept the Patons pattern archive into the Guild’s collection in 2014.
The DMC Group has generously given the Guild permission to copy publications that are still in copyright (but no longer current). On this page, you will find catalogues of pattern leaflets published by P&B. There are also catalogues compiled from scans of leaflets in the Guild collection. Guild members can have a copy of any leaflet, for personal use. email Barbara with the details of any that you want.