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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Project 9: Gent's Knickerbocker Stockings are Done!

And it only took me the entire month of March.  But I finished them this morning, and my photographer is taking them on her class trip to Washington DC to get some good pictures of a nice pair of legs clad in plaid stockings.

I will have the pattern available (free, I decided I really don't want to charge for these) as soon as the photos are ready.

They really are beautiful, just hope they fit someone.  And I don't want to look at plaid for a while.

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