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, July 2, 2012

Project 18: Pincushion, Knitted Like a Lemon Finished

Here's my lemon, pretty cute!

My finished lemon is about 5 1/2" tall and about 9 1/2" around the widest point.  That may be larger than the original Weldon's pattern, but no dimensions were given so no telling how big their leman was.

This would make a very charming ornament for a Christmas Tree, or to use as a pincushion.  I'm not going to rewrite the pattern, as the original is pretty clear and simple to follow.

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