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 25, 2012

Project 16: A Cosy Scarf Pattern now Available

My pretty Lace Scarf is done!  You can download the free pattern here.


  1. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    1. So glad you like it! It's really pretty and I think it's my favorite project so far

  2. This is lovely and it appears from the pattern and your comments that it is easy enough, albeit sometimes tedious, for me to do. Thanks so much for sharing.