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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Project 7: A Cravat Knitted with Cockatoo Wool

Starting again with a 250 yard skein of boucle.  I bought this from Yellow Dog Farm on Etsy, and it's the same base yarn (78% mohair, 13% merino, 9% nylon), which is very soft.  The colorway is "Lakewater Blue", blues, greens and purples.

Should be plenty to finish the Cravat this time!

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