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.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Project 20: Lady's Mittens Fancy Wave Stitch

Size 1 needles and the Jamieson's Jumper weight yarn didn't work.  I've switched to size 0 needles and some purple sock yarn from the stash, much better.

Ribbing on these mitts is k4, p2.  They are knit in the round, which is nice!  The first pair of mitts I knit were worked flat and seamed.  Who likes sewing?  Not me.

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