Some of the photocopies that Phyllis sent me were of the book edited by Aiko Suzuki. In the Japanese article I read it quoted the editor as saying that there could be nearly 1,000 patterns and I have counted 900 different patterns from the copies I have and have since then have thought of quite a few new variations myself.
The author has classified the patterns according to size and some of the designs that I have discounted, because I thought them too small, are included in the book. I still think that I will classify my designs according to their root origin.
I have been able to find a group of designs that seem to be the origin of all the others and I have been able to find the names of most of these. This seems to be confirmed by the information in these photocopies. If you were wanting to stitch a combination of patterns size would be important. I truely think that with the information I now have I will be able to catalogue all the designs, so it looks as though I am going to achieve my quest.
When I get them all charted and stitched I will publish them here on my blog and as a free ibook that can be downloaded from the ibook store. I think this will be the first time this has been done in English. Tomorrow I will post this months selection. (Quick stitch quicker.)