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 9, 2012

Project 22.4: Hoop and Vandyke Edging

Originally published in Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Twenty-Ninth Series (1895) and republished in Weldon's Practical Needlework Volume 10.

"This edging looks well with cotton of any thickness, though perhaps best with Strutt's No. 10, and needles No. 16"

This lace edging is worked on 32 stitches and an 8 row repeat, and is much easier than I thought it would be from looking at the engraving.

I'm using some natural colored sock yarn from my stash.

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