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.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Project 16: A Cosy Scarf is finished!

Whew, this one seemed to take forever!  But The Cosy Scarf is done, and is blocking.  It's really pretty, and I'll have photos and a pattern for you all shortly.

Next project?  I've fallen WAY off my original "project a week" goal.  But 6 months in, I've got 16 projects (with 1 fail) completed, so I'm pretty happy with that.  I have a commissioned sweater to knit this week, so I'm probably going to choose something quick for Project 18.  Perhaps A Ball In the Shape of a Lemon...

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