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 27, 2012

Project 9: Gent's Knickerbocker Stockings Update

The Project That Will Never End is moving along, and my goal is to have the stockings finished by the end of the month.  I'm on the heel turn of stocking #2.

Thinking ahead to Project 10, I may need to find something quicker than these stockings.  I need some instant (or nearly instant) gratification!  One possibility is a "Baby Barrister Wig".  Katie's BFF Sarah is pregs with a little girl, and has already requested a Barrister's Wig for her little one.  Since Sarah is an attorney, this seems appropriate.

Off to knit on the never-ending stocking...

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