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, July 1, 2012

Project 18: Pincushion, Knitted Like a Lemon Progress

I am back on the pincushion, after a detour to knit a commission project and pack up boxes for our big move next week.

  I'm using fingering weight yarn from the stash in lemon yellow and a slightly variegated green for the leaves.

The "lemon" is cleverly shaped with short rows, and is worked in garter stitch.  I need to dig some stuffing out of one of my boxes.  Just noticed my lemon is upside down in the photo :-)

5 leaves are knit, have finished 1.  Should be able to finish my lemon tomorrow.

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