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.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Wrap Bites the Dust

I just finished ripping and rewinding the yarn for Project 9: Wrap in Striped Pattern :-(

For some reason, I couldn't successfully knit a section of the "easy" lace pattern without making at least one error, which usually involved dropping a stitch.  And the error couldn't be repaired without ripping out the entire section and reknitting it.

I didn't love this pattern enough to reknit it multiple times.  So the search for a pretty lace shawl pattern continues.  And a new Project 9 will commence shortly.

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