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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Project 5: Lady's Undervest Progress

I'm plugging away on miles of ribbing :-)  I am nearly finished with the back (about 8" to go!).

The sleeves are knit from the top down to the cuffs, which surprised me.  Not sure why they are "top down", but perhaps it will come clear once I start knitting.

I got my extra Heilo yarn, and the dye lot looks like a pretty good match.  I'll knit the sleeves in the "new" yarn, and hopefully it won't be too noticeable that I'm working with 2 dye lots.

The plan is to have this sweater done this weekend, so I can move on to Project 6.  Which I think is going to be a small shawl.

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