Kev and Cheri - many thanks for your comments (and Cheri thank you for putting it on auctionbytes).
Kev - I think you mean this page (and the similar ones for Glass and Classic Carnival).http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/INDEXeurope2.html
I thought long and hard about doing that (i.e. making all the article references into live links) but I thought that it would make the listing look too "busy" and complex. So I opted for an easy-to-read list. How I intend it to work is that the user should, say, look up the pattern > find the article/s they want to read > push the Back button > locate the live link for the article.
I think maybe I should ask as many people as possible for their opinions on whether this is easy or not. Or if they would prefer live links on the Maker & Pattern Index pages. My only fear is that it would make those pages hard to read.
Many thanks, Kev, for raising this issue.
I'm grateful for all and any views.