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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Dog Days...

...Of Summer are definitely affecting me.  Not that I haven't been busy; just not keeping up with my Weldon's project in this very hot weather.  Plus having two paying projects I need to finish plus a baby shower gift I need to make by Sunday (and haven't started yet.  Wonder if the new mom would like a pair of "Baby's First Pants" instead!).  But the Fancy Mitts ARE nearly done, all I need is one evening to finish the knitting and write up the pattern.

Be patient, I promise they will be done next week.  And the mitts are darling!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I think the baby's first pants would be a NEAT gift... But whatever. Hot weather makes any but the smallest knits just about unbearable... You'll get there!