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 17, 2012

Week 3: Necktie for Gentleman

 The "necktie" (scarf, really or ascot) is coming along.  It's a wee bit boring, as Moss Stitch is inclined to be.  Good knitting project for those times when I want to read on my Nook and knit too (yes, I can do both activities simultaneously as long as the knitting is simple and the book's not too intense)  I really like the Koigu yarn I'm using for this project, it's a real pleasure to work with.

And since a proper Victorian necktie requires a stickpin to hold it in place, I just ordered this one from "Button It Jewelry" on Etsy.  It has my favorite orange!  When did that become a favorite color?  Don't know, but I love this orange/turquoise combo.

Also, I sent off my contract to Piecework.  I'll be doing 4 projects based on My Year of Weldon's for the magazine.  I'm very excited about this, it's a thrill to be a published author!

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