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.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Plugging Along on the Lace Scarf

Not much to report. I've been knitting away on it, along with a couple of detours (a paid project, which is always nice, and a shawl KAL that I couldn't resist starting) As with all scarves, this one seems to be growing very very slowly.  I'm going to take it on my trip next week (heading to DC, then road-tripping to Austin with the soon to be Texans), and I'll have many hours of drive time to work on this. 

One bit of news (don't remember if I've already mentioned this): I've been asked to be a "guest blogger" for Piecework's "Traditions Today" newsletter.  I believe I'll be in a July issue.  They need a head shot, and the only one I have is me posing in the Barrister's Wig.  Probably appropriate for the subject matter I'll be discussing, but maybe I need something a wee bit more flattering.  Will have to get a haircut and slap on some makeup :-)

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