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, September 29, 2012

Project 22: Holly Edging Done

The Holly Edging is done and here's a not so great picture.  My vow not to have cell phone pix is an epic fail :-)

This edging would be really cute for a Christmas project, maybe a lace edging to put on the fireplace mantel.  The "holly berries" are bobbles, created in an unusual (to me) way:

K,p,k in the stitch, turn, yo, p3, turn, yo, k4, p5, k2tog, k1, k2tog, turn, p3, turn, sl1, k2tog, peso

I've never done a bobble with yarn overs as the increases, but it works nicely.

I am looking at 2 edgings for the next project: a simpler lace pattern and a very fancy one.  Depending on my mood tonight (I am trying to finish a paying project and I'm cranky about it as I sewed it together inside out and am having to red) I'll cast on for easy or fancy...

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