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 9, 2012

Project 13: Doll's Petticoat with Fancy Border

Continuing my outfit for Dolly, I'm knitting a pretty petticoat.
Published in Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Twenty-Fourth Series (1893) and republished in Weldon’s Practical Needlework Volume 8.
"The petticoat from which our engraving is taken measures 7 inches in length; it is worked with an ounce of white Andalusian wool and a pair of No. 11 bone knitting needles, and is exceedingly pretty for a dolly."
Designed for a 14-16” doll. I’m using Knitpicks "Bare", a fingering weight sock yarn from my stash, which I dyed a very pale pink using "Lac", a natural dye, and US #2 needles.

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