About Weldon's Practical Needlework

From Interweave Press:

About 1885, Weldon’s began publishing a series of fourteen-page monthly newsletters, available by subscription, each title featuring patterns and instructions for projects using a single technique.

About 1888, the company began to publish Weldon’s Practical Needlework, each volume of which consisted of twelve issues (one year) of several newsletters bound together with a cloth cover.

Each volume contains hundreds of projects, illustrations, information on little-known techniques, glimpses of fashion as it was at the turn of the twentieth century, and brief histories of needlework. Other techniques treated include making objects from crinkled paper, tatting, netting, beading, patchwork, crewelwork, appliqué, cross-stitch, canvaswork, ivory embroidery, torchon lace, and much more.

From 1999 through 2005, Interweave published facsimiles of the first twelve volumes of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lady's Mittens: Back to The Drawing Board

Sometimes the project just doesn't want to be finished...

I pondered the mitts last night and the original picture.  And decided the cuff needs to be shorter, like half the length.  So I'm redoing them.  Which is just as well, since I realized I had only cast on 40 stitches for mitt #1 instead of 48.  Must be the Nyquil.


  1. i was wondering why it was so much longer than the pic... But at least it was super-quick to make!!! :)

  2. very cute mom even if they're super long :)

  3. I redid them with a shorter cuff and like them much better. Now I'm doing a 2nd pair in blue-y green and brown which is way cute. Will have the pattern written up and good pix by Sunday!