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, May 10, 2012

A Little Update

I'm busy finishing my third (and final) project for an upcoming issue of Piecework magazine.  It's coming along nicely, and I should be back to work on the Shawl of Doom shortly.

I'm so excited to see my articles & projects published!  I've been a Piecework subscriber since the first issue, so it's especially exciting to be included in their magazine with my "Year of Weldon's" project.  The three articles and accompanying projects will be in future issues (the first project is scheduled for their July/August 2012 issue). 

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