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 22, 2012

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

The sweet lacy vest is all done, with a pretty silk ribbon for the neckline.  I don't have a baby handy to photograph sadly.  Pia is going to see if she can use a friend's baby for a good picture for me.

Meantime, here is the completed vest.  I have written "modern" instructions for the vest and you can download the pattern here


  1. I just can't tell you how much I am enjoying your work with the Weldon's patterns. Your comments are well put and your are really very productive.

    I plan to add this Infant Vest to my list for Granddaughter No. 1

  2. thanks Lynne! It's always a thrill to know that someone besides my sister and daughter are reading my blog :-)

    I give this pattern 2 thumbs up, it's adorable.