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, April 6, 2012

Mitts for an Older Child

my talented knitter sister Susna whipped up these for her granddaughter Tatum, just in time for Easter.

Since Tate is now 9 (how did that happen?), Sue upsized Mitts for A Young Child using sport weight yarn and US 5 needles.


Sue found a little error in the pattern:
ERRATA: Row 4 of Hand should end with K3.

The pdf has been corrected on 4/7/12.

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