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, July 7, 2012

Project 19: Baby's Pilch Reboot

HUGE.  The pilch measures 13.5" across (and it's made in 2 pieces), which I think would fit Baby Huey :-)

I'm going to try again with fingering weight yarn.

The pattern itself is knit in 2 pieces (front and back), not one piece as I originally thought.  It's 2x2 ribbing at the top, with an eyelet row halfway through the ribbing, to thread a ribbon through.  The pants are knit in garter stitch.  So pretty easy, mindless knitting.

Off to see what fingering weight yarn I haven't packed up yet!

ETA: Found some "Diana" sock yarn from Yarn Love.  Color is "Early Crocus", which is purple/pink/yellow/white variegated.  Will try this yarn, may make endless rows of garter stitch more fun:



  1. where did you get the "early crocus" yarn?

  2. that is "Diana" from Yarn Love http://www.ShopYarnLove.com/

    I don't know if she still carries this color combo, but worth a look-see. Love her yarns!