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, April 2, 2012

Project 10: Mittens For a Young Child Pattern Available

Done, and lickety split :-)

I will get better photos when my photographer returns, but wanted to post the pattern so you can knit these adorable mitts for your little girls needing spring fanciness.

The free pattern is available here.

These are just precious, and I think any little girl would love to wear them.  I made them exactly as the original, with a little crocheted edging and a silk ribbon around the wrist.  I think they'd be just fine without the crocheted edging though.

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