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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Project 22.3 Knitted Lace Finished

An easy pattern with a couple of interesting stitches: the "loops" are formed by doing a YO x 6; the diagonal stripes are made with both a ssk/yo on the right side, and a purl dec on the wrong side that I haven't seen before: you purl 1, slip that st back to the left hand needle, pull the next st over the purled st, then put the purled st back on the right hand needle.
Edging 22.4?  There's a very fancy one that's tempting me, but I don't know if I'll be able to chart it in any kind of comprehensible manner.  I'll give it a shot though.

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