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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One Gent's Knickerbocker Stocking Done and Exciting News!

I finally finished Sock #1.  It's blocking and I'll get someone with nice legs to model it as soon as it is dry.

And because my sister sort of shamed me into it, I've started on sock #2 :-)

This really is a beautiful pattern, and I like that saucy little checkered pattern on the sole of the foot too.

Now for some very exciting news (for me): I won a round trip British Airways ticket to England!  I'm so excited, this is my dream trip.  I'm tentatively planning to go around Christmas (which will give me time to save up money for the part of the trip BA isn't covering--hotel and food)

I am already planning a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum and perhaps I can arrange to view their knitting collection.

And I'll be toting along The Barrister's Wig and taking my picture at various venues.  It'll be my version of "Flat Stanley" :-)

1 comment:

  1. They look fabulous! And wow, what a prize to win. Congrats!