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.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lady's Undervest Photos!

Pia took pictures for me, thanks P!  One of her students modeled, and a darling model she is. 


  1. Claire (and Brooke-her friend not pictured) loved the sweater. They said it was just the right weight to warm them up, and thought the fringe at the bottom was really cute.

  2. It really is pretty cute, even though I messed up the scallops on the bottom. Susan says to bring it to Portland for more photos, Pam and her perky boobs will model for us! Maybe she even has a corset!