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, April 12, 2012

Project 13: Doll's Petticoat in Striped Pattern

I am switching to the second petticoat pattern in the Twenty-Fourth Series; pattern 1 either had an error or I just wasn't knitting it right.  I've redone it twice and can't get it to match the engraving.  So onward.

"A pretty petticoat suitable for a 16-inch doll is knitted in a striped pattern, using Andalusian Wool, of which about 1 oz. will be required and a pair of No. 10 bone knitting needles; it is fashioned throughout in one piece, shaped to the waist, and joined up the back."

Same yarn, same needles, hopefully better results.

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