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.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Project 9: Wrap in Striped Pattern One Repeat Finished

I have one repeat done of the 'stripe' section and the 'flower' section of my wrap.

The flowers are formed of little purl bobbles of 5 stitches.  Cute.

These two band are now repeated until the center section forms a square.  Which is going to be fairly large, about 24" square.  Then a pretty lace border is added all around the square.

I think I'll keep going on this, the pattern is a bit unusual and I like it.  I'll get some clearer pictures when I have a few repeats done.

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