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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Project 14 Lives

Had second thoughts after letting the shawl sit for a night while I sulked. I’ve got the thing back on the needles more or less (may need to carefully rip out one more round). I got a copy of several rows of the Victorian Lace Today Cap Shawl chart from a kind fellow Raveler, and it does appear to be the same pattern so I think I can figure out where the error is and proceed. Fingers crossed!

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