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, June 11, 2012

Project 16: A Cosy Scarf Half Way There!

Half way done (at last!) I pinned out the scarf so the lace pattern shows up better (it's not blocked yet)  I ended up knitting 26" on the first half of the scarf, which didn't quite use up half my yarn but I think it will be plenty long enough.

I think this is going to be lovely when I finally get it finished.  Scarves do have a way of taking forever though.  Next project is going to be something OTHER than a lace scarf!

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