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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Project 5: Lady's Undervest Nearly Finished

All I have left to do is find 4 buttons and The Lady's Undervest is done!  And get the battery in my camera charged so I can get some good photos (or better yet, have Pia take some pictures for me, with a willowy model wearing the sweater)

I made a goof on the bottom "flounces", I now see.  The front has 2 flounces, the back has 3 :-(  Well I'm not fixing it now.  And I figure eyes will be drawn to those boob darts, so no one will even notice the bottom.

This is another pattern I'm not going to rewrite in modern "language".  The original instructions are actually quite clear, and I don't think they need reworking.

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