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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Project 11: Doll's Hood in Plain Knitting Pattern is Available

And here is Dolly in her pretty Hood.  Dolly is a $5.00 thrift store find, not the elegant 1893 Jumeau doll I would have preferred to model for me :-)  She's 16" tall and her head measures about 10" around, which is perfect for this project.

Super simple and fast to knit (and only a teeny bit of crocheting, which you can easily avoid by using a ribbon to tie her hood)  The pattern is available here

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