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.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Barrister's Wig in Action!

As promised, here I am posing in front of Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria monument, wearing the Barrister's Wig.  The girls said I just looked like a weird tourist wearing a head scarf.  No one gave me a second glance :-)

Our trip was so fabulous!  I wrote up a "super blog post" over on A Fluther of Knitting if you want to read all the deets.  Sadly, we didn't find ANY vintage patterns to bring home.  But I did do some major damage at Loop in London.  Adorable yarn store!

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