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, May 27, 2012

Project 17: Baby's Knitted Hood finished

Teddy poses wearing the "Baby Barrister Wig".  He looks a little cranky; perhaps he doesn't enjoy wearing pink...

This turned out pretty cute.  I opted for a silk ribbon rather than a crocheted chain with tassels for the hood, and left off the bow on top.  I also simplified the crocheted edging; the original pattern is for double and treble crocheted edging, which I thought was too wide.  I went with a double crochet edging.

Hope Sarah likes it!  And I hope she will send me a photo of her baby adorned in the BBW after she makes her arrival.

1 comment:

  1. Sara LOVES it! It will look so cute on baby! (And yes, she promises a picture in September...) :)