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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Project 6: Infant's Fancy Knit Vest in Lemon Pattern

Here's the Fancy Vest in Lemon Stitch, blocking.  As soon as the pretty ribbon arrives, I'll find a baby and get some final pictures.

This was a quick (maybe a couple of days) and easy project, which turned out very nicely.  I love the scalloped edging at the bottom, and the sweet ruffled edging, done with crocheted double and treble stitches (I learned a new crochet stitch too!)  The vest probably took 150 yards or less of fingering weight yarn.  I have at least a half skein left of the Madelinetosh Sock yarn I used.

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