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, December 4, 2012

Project 29: lady's Silk Mittens Update

One mitten finished. I switched to size zero needles. I had to make a few revisions in order to have a mitt that wasn't too long, even at 10 rows to the inch.

I shortened the length by starting the thumb gusset on round 4 of the hand section, rather than knitting 12 rounds first. I also increased for the thumb every other round, rather than every third round. I shortened the thumb considerably.

I like the pattern a lot even with the mods.

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