29 Pages. Crochet initials such as these are always popular and the perfect ones can be difficult to find. This collection, gleaned from the Weldon's Practical Needlework series over the course of many years is sure to become a favorite! Set up in an easy to read format, this book contains the complete alphabet in capitalized script. This book is excellent, and I recommend it to anyone looking for the right monograms to add to their projects!
15 pages. This fantastic book will be a treat for anyone who is planning a wedding, a formal dinner or just wants to decorate the dinner table with flair. It contains instructions in the proper art of Napkin Folding. There are 11 different examples, some you may have heard of:
Banded Scroll Lily Leaf
Cardinal's Hat Pocket
Double Pocket Scroll
15 Pages. A wonderful Victorian era knitting book that is loaded with all sorts of projects. With 39 garments to choose from, this book presents a feast of imaginative and useful garments for Ladies, Gents and children. A sampling of the projects include mittens, shawls, gloves, hoods, socks, slippers, vests and much more. This is an amazing book with timeless designs.
15 Pages. The earlier Weldon's books contain an amazing assortment of patterns and ideas - and this one is no exception! This edition holds 39 useful knitting patterns with detailed instruction and a timeless appeal. There are four different designs of squares to be used in a kntted counterpan quilt. The garments included are bootees, a frock, a glove and a jacket for babies. For children there is a bonnet pattern, fancy sock and two different gaiters. For Gents there is a balaclava cap, a plain sock and a striped sock. For ladies there is a knitted bodice, a jersery mitten with half-fingers, a petticoat, a ribbed jacket bodice, silk gauntlets, a tam o'shanter, a vest and a winter petticoat. A fascinating assortment of useful vintage knitting patterns!
15 Pages. This edition is completely loaded with an amazing assortment of vintage crochet patterns. You will not be bored with this one, there is a paragraph on hairpin lace, Tunisian crochet (or tricot), and all of the other important stitches used in crochet. In addition to this there are many crocheted garments, including a crochet skirt, several hoods, a boy's turban hat, bootees, a bib, a frock, a crochet shawl, petticoat, a child's walking coat, a woollen crossover, a Tam o'Shanter, Beaded Purse, antimacassar and many lovely edgings and borders. This is the first of the Weldon's Crochet series, and it is a must have!
15 Pages. The Victorian era Weldon's books were a goldmine of amazing patterns, and this edition is no exception. In this edition there is a lovely Apricot Leaf quilt square with a matching fern leaf edging, a child's knitted hood, a bolster pincushion, knitted leggings for a six-year old girl, vests, slippers, invalid's knitted boots and a lady's petticoat. In addition to this is the lady's plain knitted jacket bodice, a circular cape, a knitted shawl, a Gent's cardigan jacket, a shooting glove and much, much more. There are 38 garments in total - enough to keep the vintage lover busy for quite some time!
15 Pages. This edition is the first in a series of three on the topic of Patchwork. This is a fantastic resource for anyone who loves to make or study the historical uses for patchwork. There are several methods described, including:
Crazy Patchwork Diamond Patchwork
Ribbon Patchwork Kaleidoscope Patchwork
Mosaic Patchwork Octagon Patchwork
Embroidered Kaleidoscope Patchwork
Also included are instructions in many lovely embroidery stitches to be used to add a finishing touch to your patchwork. A fabulous resource book!
15 Pages. An early, hard to find edition of Weldon's that is chock-full of fabulous patterns for Crochet. In this book there are patterns to make something for everyone in the house - including a beautiful Victorian outfit for a 14" doll. Also included borders and squares for a quilt, several different crochet slippers, shawls, a hood and cape for a lady, round mat for a lamp, boys' cricketing cap, a cosy antimacassar, a boy's cap with fluted crown and tufted band, a fisherman's cap, a tam o'shanter and much, much more. Weldon's patterns are excellent to follow and lovely to make.
15 Pages. Practical lessons in Macrame lace, with beautiful illustrations and instructions to make the lovely knot work designs. This book is the first edition on the subject of Macrame lace and it provides an excellent foundation to learn this art. This intricate knot work was used for decorative ornamental fringes and borders, it is a very different and finer version of the Macrame that was so popular in the 1960's and 1970's. The thread was finer and the knots much smaller than modern Macrame. This is truly a forgotten art form!
15 Pages. A fabulous second edtion on the subject of Macrame Lace that picks up where the first book left off. It is loaded with 21 very elaborate projects for decorative points and insertions. If you are looking for basic beginner instructions, it would be best to also purchase Weldon's 2D #7. This book is a continuation from the earlier book.
15 Pages. This is a lovely selection of thirty-one knitting patterns, useful things to make from the Victorian era. In this book there are patterns to make a lovely petticoat for a lady, booties, bonnets and garments for a baby, a handsome money bag, two beautiful squares for a quilt, shawls, mufflers, borders and so much more. All patterns in this issue are in knitting, with row by row instructions that are easy to follow even now - over 125 years later!
15 Pages. This collection of Victorian era crochet items is truly amazing! A gold mine of 47 really useful items that are as beautiful as they are creative. For garments, there are hats, gloves, shawls, petticoat, a tippet and muff, bonnets, bibs, boots, a gent's smoking cap, knitting bag and a work basket. There are also afghans, pincushion covers, edgings and crochet lace squares. A wonderful book!
16 Pages. Stockings are great fun to make, they are quick to finish and make great take along projects. This magazine gives instructions for making just about every variation of sock you can think of. There instructions for many types of heel and toe variation, sizing for adults and children and many methods for commencing a stocking. There are also instructions for refooting a worn stocking.
15 Pages. The Second book in the Weldon's Stocking Knitter Series, this book has patterns for simple to make stockings for men and women in simple patterns and also for boys in girls in various sizes. The book contains patterns for Child's Long Sock in Vandyke pattern, Gent's Sock, Gent's Shooting Sock, Gent's Striped Sock, Gent's Cable Knit Sock, Lady's Striped Stocking, Lady's Plain Stocking knitted on two needles, Lady's Ribbed Stocking, Lady's Plain Knit Stocking, Ribbed Sock for a Girl of 6 and 9 years of age and Boys Ribbed Stocking for ages 8 and 9 years, and lastly a Ribbed Stocking Knit on Two Needles for a Boy of 7 Years. A great selection of easy patterns!
15 Pages. This amazing book, the third of the stocking knitter series contains an excellent assortment of 21 Victorian era hand knitted socks and stockings for the entire family. There are many techniques used, included cables, fancy ribbing and even a beautiful Gent's stocking in diamond pattern Fair Isle. Be sure to look for the other books from this series, they contain a wealth of techniques and styles!
15 Pages. This Edwardian era book is loaded with designs and various cross stitch techniques. There are borders for towels with images such as cats, chickens and peacocks. There are also handsome geometric patterns to be use in adorning tea cloths or pillows. This is a book of ideas, not necessarily whole projects - there are tons of pictures of patterns and occasionaly drawings of them worked into other items.
15 Pages. This wonderful book will be a staple in the library of anyone who loves to do crewel work embroidery. It is loaded with information on dozens of stitches and it contains practical, straightforward tips to make your needle creations spring to life from your canvas. There are a couple of templates included with lovely floral designs. Included is a spray of wild roses for a quilt, a spray of lilies and daisies for a quilt, poppies and leaves for an antimacassar, a breast plate square for a quilt with embroidered centre and even some ornamental peacock feathers. A very hand little book with a wealth of information for your needlework!
15 Pages. This book contains a hodge-podge of fantastic Victorian era knitting patterns. There is something for everyone here, in all seasons of life. The patterns included are Baby's Open-Knit Spencer, Baby's Hood, Youth's Jersey Stocking, Baby's First Sock, Knee Cap warmer, gaiter for a child of three, Lady's Petticoat in Basket Pattern, Gent's Silk Sock, Ribbed Sock for a Child of Two, Bird's Eye Pattern Edging, Baby's Boa, Reins for Children, Knitted Drawers, Small Diamond Pattern lace for a shawl, Open Work Stocking for a child of four, Small Diamond Lattice Lace, Knitted "Caterpillar" Stitch, Elegant Silk Sock, Child's Bib, Gent's Shooting Stocking, Youth's Short Stocking, Child's Crossover cape, Fancy Knit Stockings for a Child, Gotto Lace edging, Nightdress Case, Child's One-piece Combination Garment, Endymion Lace, Baby's Vest Knitted Lengthways, Beaded Cuffs, Long Purse, Edith Lace Edging, Insertion and Border for a Quilt, Gent's Silk Neck Tie, and Rectangular Pattern Toilet Table Cover with matching Edging.
15 Pages. This is the First of Four books in the Weldon's Practical Smocking series. As with all of the Weldon's Series, the best basic information for the topic is always found in the first of the series - this book is a must have! The books begins with the history of smocking and covers the beginning steps to preparing your material for gathering. In this book there is instruction for to varieties of Honeycomb Pattern, Outline and Rope Pattern, Herringbone Pattern, Diamond Lattice Pattern, Basket Pattern, Diamond Pattern, Diamond Pattern in Scallops, Feather Stitch and Zig-Zag, Feather Stitch and Chevron, Spanish Pattern, Open Diamond Pattern, Beaded Honeycomb, and Empress Pattern. Also included are instructions for smocking variosu garments - please note, however that there are no paper patterns for these garments. A wealth of information on the fine art of English Smocking!
15 Pages. This book is arguably one of the most fascinating books in the early Weldon's series. As the title states, there is instruction in Netting - but the netting designs are for the most useful purposes. The book starts you off with diagrams of the tools needed to make the nets, explanations of the sizes of tools that are best to use and the proper set up to commence your work. There are twenty-five different netting designs - from the simple Plain Netting to the elaborate Grecian or Rose Netting. In addition to this, there are also practical instruction to make useful items, such as a Minnow Net for the fisherman, Hair nets, a Garter of Netting, two different Netted Silk Purses, a Lawn Tennis Net and even a Hammock! This is a forgotten art in this day and age, but it is so simple to do! A hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone!
15 Pages. This edition is the third series of lovely macrame doilies, mats, cushions, a work bag, a toilet table box, several tidies and other assorted novelties. It is a continuation of the two earlier books, providing instructions for all of the finished projects shown. If you are looking for knotting techniques, be sure to check out Weldon's #'s 7 & 8, which provide instruction in the various knotting techinques. A fabulous collection of Victorian era useful macrame novelties!
15 Pages. Contained in this book are 46 Victorian era crocheted edgings and insertions that are like no other. With beautiful shapes and a regal appeal these designs suitable to trim a wide variety of projects. There are delicate edgings for linens as well as heavier edgings for furniture or quilts. There is so much in this book that you will be certain to find the perfect finish for your creation.
15 Pages. Contained in this book are 54 useful and practical Victorian era knitted edgings. These elegant knitted trims are suitable for a wide variety of projects - from trimming infant's garments to a wide handsome border for a mantel. There is so much in this book that you will be certain to find the perfect finish for your creation.
15 Pages. It is amazing how many patterns are included in each Weldon's publication, and the variety and timeless appeal is why we love the Weldon's books so much! This book will not disappoint! In this edition there are knitting patterns to make a Young Lady's Petticoat, a Coral Pattern Lace Shawl, a Vest for a Child of Five, a Man's Undershirt, a Tansy Pattern Shawl, Child's Petticoat with Bodice, youth's Undervest, Lady's Combination Garment, Shoulder Cape in Caterpillar Pattern, a Curly Cap, Cape and Muff for a girl, Child's Overall, a Cover for a Tennis Ball, Sleeping Socks, Jacket for a Child of Two, Long boot for an infant, Brioche Gaiters with Knee, Neck Handkerchief, Canadian Glove, Slippers, Chest Protector, Potholder, Baby's Pilch, Gent's Travelling hood, Sunflower Pincushion, Gent's Mittens, Wristlets and a Toque for a Baby Boy. So may patterns - so little time!
15 Pages. This book begins where the first Smocking series left off. There is no basic info on smocking here, but rather instruction in some of the elaborate stitches of smocking and their practical uses. The patterns included here are the Montague Pattern, Diamond and Rope Stitch, Diamond Back Stitch, Separated Back Stitch, Gothic Pattern, a Smocked Sleeve, Pointed Honeycomb for the front of a child's dress, Fancy embroidered ornaments such as diamonds and stars to add to the design, Victoria Pattern, Van Dyke Pattern, several decorative embroidery stitches to use with smocking, and about a dozen illustrations of garments with smocking - please note that there are not patterns for these garments, just the smocking patterns are included here.
15 Pages. This edition contains a wide range of useful and practical projects for the knitter,, a great resource of patterns to find that perfect little something that you probably will never see anywhere else. In this edition there are knitting patterns to makea square pincushion, a square for a knitted quilt in the Barleycorn pattern, an adorable Baby's petticoat with bodice, a lovely fringed doily in the "Star of Eight" pattern, Baby's bootikin, a jersey vest for a child, fancy knitted gaiter, a jacket for a child of two, opera cape in a pineapple pattern, fancy knit sock for a child of two (open ladder pattern), a child's sock in Victoria Stripe Pattern, a cycling cap, a Wellington cap for a child, a nice fitting glove for a lady or gent, a square for a quilt in Leaf & Briar pattern, a mitten knitted in Quaker stitch, a handsome striped quilt in cable twist, diamonds and ivy leaf pattern, sleeping socks in double knitting, couvrepied in double knitting, American overshoe, Canadian Cloud stitch, Plain knit under drawers for a child of four, cuffs in ridged knitting, infant's polish boots, Berceaunette Blanket, Lady's Vest in Basket Pattern, and lastly the Diamond Pattern shawl.
15 Pages. An amazing assortment of wonderful Victorian era knitting patterns that are both practical and beautiful. In this edition there are knitting patterns to make : an outdoor jacket for a child of 18 months, a square for a quilt in the Branch Pattern, child's petticoat in open cable stripe, a binder belt for a young child, mittens in shell pattern stripe, open work mittens with thumb in lemon pattern, baby's whip and rattle, black silk mittens, square for a quilt in Leaf and Dart pattern, a vest for a child of five years, lady's petticoat in dice pattern, vest for a child of 5 or 6 years, lady's combination garment, doily with 6-pointed star, Maltese cross pincushion, fluted leaf border for a quilt, cricketing cap, infant's toque, puzzle jacket, baby's leggings, cuffs in Brioche knitting, beaded cuffs, baby's stays, long purse, lace edging for under linen, knitted ball, gent's comforter, baby's hood in Brioche knitting, border for a shawl, lady's vest, cross-stitch knitting for a shawl, sofa blanket, antimacassar in wrinkled shell pattern, and a lady's knitted drawers.
15 Pages. This is a very unique collection of designs for Victorian era purses, bags, sachets and pincushions - including a "Ridicule" bag design from 1830 to 1835. The book contains written instructions to makes the bags, wood cut engravings showing pattern charts and shapes to make the bags. This is a great book combining hand sewing and embroidery to make these delicate works of art.
15 Pages. This is a rare, single edition of Weldon's on the topic of Bead work. There is a brief section of the book devoted to the basics of beading, but the majority of the book is a pattern book to make many lovely Victorian era decorations. The patterns include Smocking with Beads, Beaded Netting, Fringes, Collars & Cuffs, a Beaded Osprey, a Transparent Leaf for use in millinery, a Wing for a Hat or a Bonnet, a Tassel, a Beaded button and much more. A lovely book!
15 Pages. This book contains an excellent assortment of thirty rare and useful Victorian era patterns all worked in crochet! In this edition, the patterns include: a Tam o'Shanter, child's Princess Pelisse with shoulder cape and brewers cap, an antimacassar worked in tricot in Amazon stripe design, infant's petticoat, square for a quilt in diamond pattern with raised tufts, an antimacassar in Margueritemedallion pattern, lace trimming for a chemise, Bourbon Rose pattern for an antimacassar, antimacassar in Wool Dahlia pattern, Etta Petticoat, Zulu stripe in tricot for an antimacassar, baby's glove, crocheted hexagon for a quilt, border for a quilt, crocheted doily, a lady's petticoat, frilling for the neck, smoking cap, basket pattern in tricot, Roman stripe pattern for a chair back, Lady's boa, Corisande stripe pattern, Gent's vest, and a Lady's muffler.
15 Pages. Victorian era Macrame Lace was a stunning art form that that almost disappeared in the century since it was so popular. Macrame lace had its ancient origins in the Middle East, and later was adopted as a pastime of Victorian crafters. This if the fourth book in a series of five and it contains instructions for a banner screen, a brush and comb bag, a fan wall pocket, a nightdress case, a pincushion trinket box, a square for a cushion, a tea cosy, toilet tidy and a three-sided work bag. For instruction in the knots used in Macrame Lace, please see Weldon's #'s 7 and 8. This book is a project book only, containing wonderful examples of Victorian era knot work.
15 Pages. This edition contains an excellent selection of hard to find Victorian era knitting patterns. The patterns include : a baby's spencer, a wave pattern border, gent's sock knit on two needles in Redgeway pattern, Lady's combination garment in Windsor pattern, vest for a child of three, lady's undervest, infant's first vest, gentleman's sock in railway stitch, child's sock in chessboard pattern, riplet pattern border, infant's petticoat & bodice, gent's spock in brick pattern, lady's vest, mulberry-leaf square for a quilt, jersey jack for a child, baby's vest, baby's first sock, vandyke border, striped vest for a child of two or three years, fancy basket, warm petticoat for a girl, round watch chain, square shawl in pique pattern, baby's knitted boots, fancy pattern for the top of socks or stockings, cable knitting and cockleshell knitting.
15 Pages. This book is a goldmine of Victorian era crochet patterns. - with 31 different projects, you will not be bored! Here are the projects you will find here:
Baby's boot, rattle and jacket
Child's Muff, Boa, First Drawers, Petticoat & Frock
Delicate crocheted Lace Edgings
Ladies Petticoat, Money Bag, Opera Hood, Two Lovely Shawls and a Pelerine
Lovely Quilt Square in Triplex Pattern.
15 Pages. Whether you are an experience tatter or just starting out, you will find this edition of Weldon's Practical Needlework to be a valued asset to your library. With dozens of detailed illustrations and beautiful finished projects, there is a wealth of information here! The book begins with the fundamentals of tatting - how to hold the shuttle, and the positioning of the hands when making the loops. The finished projects are gorgeous, and they include edgings, borders, a pincushion cover and many, many doilies. An excellent edition - and a great asset to any needleworker's library!
15 Pages. Smocking is an ancient needle art that was originally favored among the peasantry as a means of adding shape to oversized garments to make it easier to work. In later years, the designs became a much more elaborate and decorative means of garment decoration. This edition is the third of a series of three on this subject and it includes instructions to make smocked Victorian era garments. It provides beautiful designs for smocked sleeves, bodices, waists and bonnets. This books is an advanced study in smocking, for the beginner, it is recommend that you first read Weldon's 2D #19, which provides the basics of this lovely work.
15 Pages. Beautiful Mountmellick embroidery takes its name from a convent in Mountmellick, Ireland and is a technique that has its roots exclusively in the lovely Irish countryside. This edition is essential to learning this art, for it contains instruction in all of the important stitches used to form the designs for the flowers and leafs. There is only one finished project in this book, it is a lovely floral nightdress case that is shown on the cover. This is an excellent book, and an essential tool to make Mountmellick Embroidery.
15 pages. This edition contains a fantastic selection of twenty-three Victorian era knitting patterns - many of them are quite hard to find! In this edition there are knitting patterns to make : German trellis stitch pattern, baby's first dress, knitted nightcap, a jersey jacket in ridgeway stitch, cosy antimacassar, gentleman's drawer's (long johns), sock for a child of three or four, Albion quilt square, Wellington boots, Irene vest for an infant, penwiper in the shape of a Turkish Fez, Knob pattern - fluted border for a quilt, lady's underbodice for a large woman, deer stalking cap, hug-me-tight jacket, little battenberg boots for an infant, and lastly a quilt in lozenge pattern with fringe.
15 Pages. This is the second in a series of eight editions on the topic of Mountmellick embroidery. This lovely embroidery is a native of Ireland and gains its name from Mountmellick convent. This embroidery is known for lovely raised flowers and leaves. This edition contains instruction to make a brush & comb bag, a toilet mat, a small mat and instructions to make twelve different flowers used in the design. Examples of the flowrs include roses, lilies, forget-me-nots and pansies. Please note - it is recommended that you also purchase Weldon's #45, the first edition in the series because this book references it often.
15 Pages. This edition contains many useful and decorative knitting patterns for everyone in the family. In this edition there are patterns for : beaded trimmings for a dress, baby;s boot and sock combined, baby's bonnet, Gent's stocking in Scotch plain pattern, lady's mitten and anklet, eight-pointed star doily, gent's undervest, beaded collarette and cuffs to match, gent's long-john style drawers, lady's stocking, ribbed stocking for a boy of seven, long diamond pattern sock for a child, wedge pattern vest for a child of three, gent's tartan hose, Bo-Peep boot for an infant, egg cosy in fluted pattern and beaded cuffs.
15 Pages. In this book, the third in the Weldon's Practical Mountmellick series, there are thirteen lovely designs will not be found anwhere else. There are eight books in the Mountmellick series and each one is a treasure in it's own right. The other editions are Weldon's #'s 45, 47, 69, 79, 90, 100 and 135. This third book gives instruction for a brush & comb bag, a Chrysanthemum border, a coat of arms, a Duchesse Table Cloth, a group of bulrushes with a moth, a grouping of lilies, a nightdress sachet, oranges, pincushion, corner for a quilt, a spray of ivy, sunflowers, a swallow and practical suggestions for working this lovely embroidery. A rare and lovely embroidery technique from the Emerald Isles!
15 Pages. This is a very lovely collection of Victorian Era crocheted accessories for Ladies, Children and even lovely garments for dolls. Some of the items included are a petticoat and Pilch for an infant. For a little girl there is a petticoat, vest and lovely frock. For Ladies, there is a shoulder cape, chemise trimmings and two pelerines. Other items include a gent's fingerless glove, a doll's walking costume, a square for a quilt, two doilies and a quilt for a cot. Loads of great crochet projects!
15 Pages. Drawn Thread work is a fine, delicate art of decoration that could possibly be centuries old. This little book is loaded with diagrams and techniques to make this stunning work. Contents include a border in Point de Reprise, several different stitches and insertions, faggoting using a punto tirato knot, point d' esprit, point tire, rosette border, trellis insertion and much much more. A great way to continue the tradition of this lovely work!
15 Pages. This book is the second series on the topic of Drawn Thread Embroidery. This is beautiful work, an art form unto itself. There are loads of different projects here and 21 lovely designs in the ancient technique. There are corners and borders for serviettes, tea cloth, tray cloth and handkerchiefs. This is quite a beautiful technique that is rarely done today - and it is so reminiscent of the wonderful era when it was last popular.
15 Pages. This book, the thirteenth knitting series contains many lovely patterns for Ladies, children and the home. In this edition there are knitting patterns to make: a baby's ring and rattle, two variations of beech leaf lace pattern, infant's boot in honey comb stitch pattern, a lady's cape in loop fringe knitting, plain knit toy ball, collarette and cuffs in fife pattern, an outfit for a sailor doll (no size given - possibly 12 in), child's toy whip, bassinette cover or quilt for a child's cot in mouse pattern including instructions for fluted border, lady's vest in small basket pattern, knitted stripe for a quilt in saxon star pattern, grecian pattern lace, cartoon lace edging, knitted pattern for a quilt in octagons and squares, baby's balmoral bootikins, infan'ts boots in dotty pattern, boy's sailor jersey, baby's overalls, lady's undersleeve, barrister's wig in puffed knitting, and brioche mats (not illustrated).
15 Pages. This books contains knitting patterns for use with Fife Lace yarn - a very fine Victorian Era lace weight wool. There are twenty-seven beautifully illustrated designs - as well as sixteen designs that are not illustrated. This lace is spectacular, and is perfect for use in shawls, veils, edgings and borders. Some of the patterns are written for shawls and veils as well as a comforter for a gentleman as well as a ball for a child. I am sure that this yarn is no longer available, however there are many spectacular modern equivalents that can be used in its place.
15 Pages. This Victorian era book is the third and final book in the Practical Drawn Thread embrodiery series. It contains an advanced study into the beautiful art of Drawn thread work. There is instruction in techniques, such as fancy lattice work, knotted piques and key pattern insertions. There are also whole projects with beautiful designs, such as a beautiful doily and a nightdress case. The work in this book is more advanced than the previous two, and it is recommended that a needleworker look at Weldon's 2D #'s 52 and 53 for a more detailed study of the stitches.
15 Pages. This is the Fifteenth knitting series from Weldon's and it is loaded with great patterns. In this edition there are patterns to make: A wide Mechlin lace (great for a shawl), American overshoes (or bag slippers), cable-knit baby's boot, gent's cuffs in honeycomb knitting, baby's shetland vest, gent's cotton nightcap, baby's short-waisted jacket, lady's vest in new wedge pattern, lady's petticoat in cable plait and ridged stitch, petticoat for a girl of five to seven years, muffler and chest protector combined, lady's bed jacket, sleeping socks in queen's pattern, wanzer border lace edging, a shawl worked in cross-stitch knitting, vest kntted in basket pattern, a gaiter for a child of two, a veil knitted in open-diamond pattern with vine leaf border, a sock for a child of two, infant's boot and sock and pretty knitted cuffs.
15 Pages. This edition is the thirteenth crochet series and it contains a wonderful assortment of patterns to make crocheted quilt squares, borders and edgings. In this edition there are patterns to make: insertions and edging for quilt, a square for a quilt, a hexagon in trefoil leaf pattern, a stripe in greek key pattern, an edging in tufted Van Dyke pattern, an octagon in scallop pattern in two colors, a hexagon in fluted pattern, a tassel fringe in open-work heading, a hexagon in star pattern, an octagon in water lily pattern, a handsome open square, a square in rib and shell pattern, a square for a summer quilt in rose pattern, a center for a large quilt in rosette and tuft pattern, a stripe for a counterpane quilt in shell pattern, a simple quilt pattern, a lace edging, an edging in crochet applique, a stripe in picot pattern, vandyke border, and an edging in water lily pattern.
15 Pages. This sixteenth knitting edition contains many useful garments for Ladies, Gents and children, including some wonderful shawls and socks. The patterns in this book include: Lady's plain knit bodice, gent's waistcoat, a scarf or comforter knitted in ridged pattern, a shoulder shawl in cherry leaf pattern, double rose leaf pattern lace, an opera hood, gent's knickerbocker stockings in checked plaid, a jersey for a child of four, a knitted nightingale, lady's boa, infant's fancy knitted vest in lemon pattern, mittens knitted on two needles, a hood for a child, infant's first jacket, a shoulder shawl in Syrian pattern, a lace in double rose leaf with cable and grecian net, gent's knickerbocker stockings in carrick plaid, and infant's first hood (not illustrated).
15 Pages. The name Ivory Embroidery has been given to this, a very beautiful and effective variety of embroidery upon canvas. One of the advantages of this form of needlepoint is that it requires far less care in counting the threads than does the other varieties of this work. This work is called Ivory Embroidery because it is almost exclusively worked in white thread. Silk is preferred over cotton because of the sheen and luster that it provides. There is extensive instruction here - in addition to the dozens of background patterns and border designs, this book also includes instructions to make a nightdress case, a corner for a tea cloth and a chair back. A lovely craft that is simple to make, even for a novice embroideress!
15 Pages. A very lovely collection of stitch patterns and edgings for the construction of knitted quilts. There are hexagon shapes, wicker pattern, cross pattern, Vandyke knitting, raised snowdrop pattern and so much more. These lovely pre-WWI era coverlets are beautiful to look at and would be so warm to snuggle under on a cold winter night! A lovely and functional way to use up your small bits of yarn!
15 Pages. Canvas Embroidery is a simple form of needlepoint that is useful adding a decorative touch to corners, borders, insertions and a monogram. This detailed book provides instructions for over 40 different stitches and geometric patterns. Whether you are making something as simple as a bookmark or as elaborate as a seat cushion - this Victorian era book is a wonderful tool to use in achieving lovely results.
15 Pages. This technique is a perfect example of Victorian artistic mastery! Jeweled embroidery is rarely - if ever done today, but it is without a doubt - magnificent! Very similar to beaded embroidery, the embroideress uses precious or semi-precious gems that have been drilled on the hidden side and works them into her design. Finished designs include trims, a corner for a book cover, a jeweled & beaded net, a jewelled butterfly, a button, cutwork, quilting and much more. A well illustrated and informative book on a beautiful lost art!
15 Pages. This edition is the lovely last book in a series of three on the topic of Patchwork. A seamstress will not be without inspiration, because this is an edition that is loaded with lovely projects and ideas. Patterns include pincushions, sachets, work bags, tea cosies, table cloths, a lovely cushion in crazy patchwork, and a circular design for the centre of a quilt. There are many pattern designs showing the template shapes, including a fabulous octagon called the Alhambra star. An excellent patchwork quilting resource!
15 Pages. This fantastic book is loaded with working instructions for 35 different fancy embroidery stitches. These stitches are perfect for use when embroidering linens. There are full written instructions as well as illustrations for every stitch. Whether you fancy a simple project such as a handkerchief, or an edging for a dinnr cloth or larger projects such as finishing a quilt or decorating a garment - there is something here for you!
15 Pages. Mountmellick Embroidery is a stunning technique that has its origins in the Mountmellick convent in Ireland. It is a unique blend of flowers, leaves and borders that are so beautifully arranged. This is the fourth book of the series, the first three are Weldon's Nos. 45, 47and 50. In this book are beautiful dahlias, many various leaves, pomegranates, maidenhair fern, wild roses, blackberries, poppies and marguerites. The finished projects include a tray cloth, a nightdress sachet and a toilet cover.
15 Pages. Victorian era Macrame Lace was a stunning art form that that almost disappeared in the century since it was so popular. Macrame lace had its ancient origins in the Middle East, and later was adopted as a pastime of Victorian crafters. This if the fifth book in a series of five and it contains instructions for several large borders, four beautiful girdles or sash belts, a lovely work bag and a two color square that is shown on the cover. A wonderful book!
15 Pages. This edition of the Weldon's Practical Needlework series contains an excellent assortment of Victorian era crochet patterns for a wide range of purposes. In addition to the items shown on the cover, there are also crochet patterns for a beehive pattern jacket, a muff and boa combo, lace trimming for a chemise, an antimacassar worked with macrame twine, a chair back, a passementerie dress trimming, a mantlette for a lady, a fascinator, instruction in patchwork crochet for an afghan, a tea cosy and several other unique items.
15 Pages. This edition contains a beautiful assortment of Victorian era knitting patterns for garments and other useful patterns for home decor. The list of patterns are as follows : Baby's Shetland bonnet, The "Albany Suit" for a boy of 7 or 8 years which consists of a jersey jacket, knickerbockers, stockings and cap. Next there are patterns for baby's long glove in brioche knitting, baby's gaiters, men's driving gloves, scarf or comforter knitted in German brioche, Kamschatka Vest, Dunraven Quilt square, child's petticoat with knitted in kilt, a lady's shetland undervest, lady's shoulder cape in fluted knitting, baby's glove with fancy wristlet, a beautiful insertion with fringe for an afghan border, and lastly a gentleman's cardigan jacket.
15 Pages. Crinkled tissue paper is still as popular today as it was over 100 years ago. Back then, it was a new invention that lent itself to a myriad of purposes. A Victorian lady would use these lovely papers for their decorative element in numerous creative ways. In this book there is instruction to make single and double fringes, a splash screen for a wash stand, a lamp or vase mat, a wastepaper holder, a scent bottle holder, an ingenious wrap for cut flowers, a toilet tidy, a cover for a flower pot, a beautiful butterfly ornament, a butterfly candleshade, three variations for lamp shades, a knitting or flower basket, a hand screen, several different varieties of flowers and much more. This is a gold mine for crafters looking for something unique - truly beautiful!
15 Pages. This book contains a charming selections of small projects to make in you spare time for gifts or home decoration. The items include a heart-shaped box for trinkets, a lovely book cover, an ingenious case to keep your embroidery floss during projects, a three sectioned wall pocket, a flower pot cover, a shopping or book bag, a butterfly watch holder and pincushion, a newspaper holder, a table screen for photographs, magazine holder, a thermometer holder, a glove box, a lavender sachet, a work bag, a brush and comb holder, a pocket powder puff, a "packet of tea" pincushion, a chatelaine, an opera glass bag, and lastly a feather brush holder. A really unique set of Victorian era decorative ideas!
15 Pages. In Issue #63 of the Weldon's Practical series, we learned about the basic, beginning stitches of Ivory Embroidery. In this second edition of the series, we learn of even more sophisticated techniques - such as various filling techniques and patterns to make your simple design fancy. In addition to the dozens of new stitches and techniques there are designs to make a Brush and Comb Sachet set, a Duchesse slip - worked in two ways, various insertions, a faux quilting pattern, a lovely doily, a border for a tea cloth, a handkerchief sachet and a square for a pincushion. This book is a continuation of the first series to learn more techniques and stitches.
15 Pages. This edition from the Weldon's Practical Series nearly two dozen excellent patterns all worked in knitting. The patterns range from simple sleeping socks to more advanced patterns such as a jacket for a lady in a basket weave pattern, the lovely counterpane quilt square or six sided acanthus leaf design shown on the cover. The patterns also include several items for baby, a diamond pattern shawl and a simple vest for a lady called an emigrant's vest. The Weldon's books always contain well written and easy to follow patterns and the loveliest designs from this era.
15 pages. This Victorian era books contains a lovely assortment of Ecclesiastical projects and embroidery techniques. The projects include items such as Alms bag, Altar frontal, Bookmarkers, a lovely Cross design for a Chalice Veil, various Emblem designs and a pulpit hanging. There are also a number of embroidery techniques described, such as gold work, bullion stich and verious methods of couching.
15 Pages. Mountmellick Embroidery is a stunning technique that has its origins in the Mountmellick convent in Ireland. It is a unique blend of flowers, leaves and borders that are so beautifully arranged. This is the fourth book of the series, the first four are Weldon's Nos. 45, 47, 50 and 69. This edition contains instructions to make a knitted fringe accent for Mountmellick work, as well as several beautiful designs for borders. Also included are doily designs, a stunning pillow sham with an owl and ivy, a nightdress sachet and a comb bag.
15 Pages. Japanese Curtain work is a beautiful technique of making curtains or blinds using beads and bamboo reeds. A bit of technical skill may be required, including carpentry skills - these curtains do not appear to be simple to make. You will need to prepare bars of wood with holes drilled through, spaced out at intervals to receive the cords. The beads and reeds are threaded onto the cords to create the patterns. The reeds must be cut in various sized to make the designs. PLEASE NOTE - this book contains quite a few fractional sizes for the reeds, if it is difficult for you to read small type they might be a problem for you. I will print this book on large paper for people who request it (large print request must be made at time of purchase before the book is shipped).
15 Pages. In this edition of the Weldon's Practical Needlework series, you will find a very rare and decorative crochet technique using colorful threads and molds. These circular, heart-shaped and oval molds were fashioned of bone in Victorian times, but they are readily available today in plastic from any craft or department store. The purpose for this lovely technique is to fashion mats, doilies, edgings & borders for decoration of furniture, mantles, valances and perhaps even lamp shades. The designs are wonderful and colorful examples of Victorian craftsmanship.
15 Pages. The home of this work originated with the peasants of Hungary in the area southeast of the Danube river. There are detailed instructions provided on how of work the stitches, including the colors preferred to maintain the ethnic designs of the region. This is a wonderful study for any who love embroidery - finished projects include a book cover, a border for a bedspread, center for a bedspread, a chair back, a corner for a tea cloth, a fancy mat and a spray for a bedspread.
15 Pages. This is an extremely lovely embroidery technique has its roots in Ireland. In this book there are instructions and designs to make twenty-two variations of whimsical leaves. In addition to this, there is instruction in turret buttonholing, a border design of flowers and a comb bag in a butterfly shape. Very lovely work!
15 Pages. The home of this work originated with the peasants of Bulgaria as a form of decoration for their linens and garments. It is a simple technique to work, of basic shapes, embroidered in pleasing colors and placement. Included in this book are well diagrammed instructions to make the stitches, recommendations for colors and instuctions to make several projects. The projects include a bedspread, a coffee pot cosy, a table slip, nightdress sachet, pillow sham, sideboard cloth, tea pot cosy plus much more. A very informative book!
15 Pages. This book is the first of a series of three on Basic Hand-Sewing Techniques, or as this books is titled, Plain Needlework. Each technique is wonderfully illustrated with a full description of each step from start to end. Included are instructions for Hemming (including a false hem), a French Double Seam, Fine Drawing, Stitching a Wristband, Buttonholes, Smocking, Old German Seams, Measuring Tucks, Tucking, Square Gussets, Triangular Gussets, Piping and Gathering. An excellent Victorian Era resource!
15 Pages. Mountmellick Embroidery is a stunning technique that has its origins in the Mountmellick convent in Ireland. It is a unique blend of flowers, leaves and borders that are so beautifully arranged. This is the seventh book of the series, the first six are Weldon's Nos. 45, 47, 50, 69, 79 and 90. In this edition are three new leaf designs, including a fern and a leaf in thorn stitch. There are also many finished projects, including a comb bag with a cat-o-nine tails, a pillow sham with butterflies and blackberries, squares for quilts with anemones and lilies, a tray cloth with fuchsias, and a mat with a vine and leaves. Beautiful, whimsical designs.
15 Pages. Back in the day when all of the best tailors and seamstresses still worked by hand, these techniques were passed from mother to daughter and master to apprentice. The sewing machine was a new creation and generally only worked in a straight line. This book is a fine tool to learn the techniques of whipping, patching, marking, binding, pleating and sewing on hooks, eyes, buttons and tapes. There is detail instruction in these techniques as well as forty-four beautiful illustrations. This is the Second book in a three book series, the other two are Weldon's #98 and 106.
15 Pages. This wonderful book, the only one of its kind ever published by Weldon's in the Practical Needlework series is a study in various techniques for Monogram embroidery. Provided are illustrations for two entire cross stitch alphabets, as well as a complete alphabet for an old English script. The majority of this book, however is devoted to a huge variety of monogram techniques and decorative touches to add flair and personalization to the scripts.
15 Pages. This book, the third and final book in the Practical Plain Needlework books from the Weldon's series is an advanced study in the fine tailoring techniques from the Victorian era. Instuctions shown in this book include patchwork, quilting, honeycombing, seaming, sewing on lace, sewing on bands and edgings, turret buttonholing, scalloping, blanket stitching, sewing on braiding and fringes. This is fine finish work and techniques, as well as a goldmine of ideas for the modern needleworker. This is the third and last book in a three book series, the other two are Weldon's #'s 98 and 103.
15 Pages. This fabulous embroidery technique book is just the perfect thing if you are looking for an alternative way of dressing up fashions or home decor! It is a very simple technique, and it is perfect for novice needleworkers, as well as those with little free time. No knowledge of elaborate embroidery is required - just thread, a needle and your imagination. Projects include decorative tray cloths, corners for handkerchiefs, nightdress sachet, pincushion top square for a quilt, trimming for a child's frock, a work bag, yoke for a linen dress and so much more! A must-have for those who love decorative embroidery!
15 Pages. This edition contains a delightful assortment of twenty-three unique Victorian era decorative pincushions. The designs are so imaginative and include such items as a doll, a rooster, a multi pointed star, a heart and a fan. Other designs are a hassock, a witch's hat, a beautiful rose, a delicate bridal pincushion and several other lovely designs. The book shows the patterns as written insruction and also includes a pattern-key page with the forms of all the designs for easy tracing. This is a fine collection filled with ideas for that perfect gift for a seamstress.
15 pages. This book is the essential first book in a series of three fantastic titles on the topic of Point Lace. This first series provides detailed instruction in making all the necessary foundation stitches for this lovely lace. Some of the stitches shown are Sorrento Bars, Branching Bars, Van Dyke Stitch, Open and closed Italian stitch, Point de Venise and over two dozen others! Also includes are instructions to make finished lace. A "Must Have" book for needle lace workers!
15 pages. Ribbon Plaiting is a lovely and imaginative technique that is rarely seen today. By using a mixture of sewing and weaving techniques, the colorful ribbons are woven together to create very lovely fabrics and novelties. The finished projects are of many skill levels, so one should not be hesitant to attempt this lovely work. The patterns begin with simple basket weave designs and continue on to more complex designs such as Houndstooths and Tartans. Finished projects include an opera bag, bookmark, book cover, napkin ring, quilt square and a few other creative designs. Very lovely work!
15 pages. Similar to Vol. 64, this is a collection of stunning knitted designs for the construction of warm and cozy quilts. This edition has various shapes such as hexagons and diamonds, and when sewn together form a lovely warm knitted quilt. There are loop patterns, cable patterns, tufted patterns and striped - what a great way to blend two crafts, and use up your leftover yarns at the same time!
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's Practical Needlework contains instruction in the beautiful art of macrame and beaded curtains. The book is loaded with gorgeous patterns and ideas to bring this beautiful Victorian craft to life. Materials required tubular glass beads, round glass beads, a wooden bar with holes drilled through and macrame string. This book appears to be a bit easier to follow than the earlier edition on Japanese Curtain work. The curtains are constructed by beading and knotting. There are over a dozen different patterns to choose from including a very unique design where either a monogram or your address number is worked into the design to hang in your front window of your home. Lovely and nostalgic - a fun book if you would like to try large scale macrame projects!
15 Pages. This edition contains a fabulous assortment of Victorian era crochet patterns. These lovely and imaginative designs include:
A Baby's Cape and Bib for an Infant
A Child's Frock, Lovely Doilies
A Dutch Bonnet and a Gordon Fringe
Hungarian Border, Infant's Boot,
Jersey for a Child and Petticoat for a Child
Scalloped Lace, Shawl in Stem Stitch
Shawl in Motcomb Pattern, Toilet Tidy
Wool Antimacassar and Yak Lace Border
15 pages. This book is a continuation from Weldon's 2D #115, and it provides a a more detailed study in lovely Point Lace work. In addition to the dozen or so stitch patterns, included here is also instructions for several finished lace projects. Included is a design for a Handkerchief Sachet, a gorgeous border for a tray cloth, a cake doily, a square collar, a pincushion top, bodice trimming and point lace applique. A wealth on information for lace lovers!
15 Pages. This is a fantastic knitting edition of lovely purses and other comfort items suitable for gifts. Included in this edition are:
Several lovely purses
A Bath Sponge, a Sponge Net, and a Toilet Tidy
A Foot Warmer, Boudoir Bottle Covers
A Beaded Penwiper and two Pincushions
A cover for a Lead Door Stop
A Sequin Belt and a Fascinator
plus much more!
15 Pages. This is the sixth book in a series of eleven on Victorian era stocking knitting. It contains a fabulous assortment of golf, shooting and cycling hoisery for men and boys. The designs are fabulous - there are eight unique stocking designs and eight patterns for different stocking tops. A fabulous book that is filled with gorgeous styles!
15 Pages. Mountmellick Embroidery is a stunning technique that has its origins in the Mountmellick convent in Ireland. It is a unique blend of flowers, leaves and borders that are so beautifully arranged. This is the eighth book of the series, the first seven are Weldon's Nos. 45, 47, 50, 69, 79, 90 and 100. In this edition there is a lovely bib with a shamrock design, instruction in faggoting and grub stitch, a beautiful bassinette cover, a corner for a teacloth with a wild rose design, a towel sham, a bib with a daisy design and so much more. A stunning collection of artistic needlework.
15 Pages. This book is the final book in a four-part series on the topic of Drawn Thread Embroidery. In the earlier three books (Weldon's 2D #'s 52, 53, & 58) the focus was on the stitches and techniques used to make this lovely form of decoration. In this final book, there are only a few stitches - the focus is mainly on the finished work, and ways to incorporate these designs into a finished work of art. Some of the designs include a hem for a sheet, a chalice veil, corner for handkerchief, doiles, edgings, Punto Tirato Lace and so much more.
15 Pages. A beautiful collection of fourteen patterns for crocheted doilies. Some of the designs are a lace edging around a fine linen center and the remaining few styles are crocheted from center to edge. The designs include stars, flowers, scallops and other delicate shape. Hand made lace doilies of this kind were plentiful a century ago, and their delicate shapes are as varied as there are patterns in snowflakes - every one more beautiful than the last!
15 Pages. According to tradition, the first lace-maker was instructed in the art by an angel, in answer to a fair maiden's tears. This lovely, and delicate work is certainly ethereal - but as legends go, I think perhaps Pillow Lace is the creation of Weavers. This is a fabulous book to learn this lovely obscure art - there are 39 excellent illustrations which show everything from winding of bobbins to finished designs. This is a very rare edition of the Weldon's series!
15 pages. Stocking knitting is not only a practical technique, but it is also an art for in itself for both modern knitters as well as our grandmothers. This edition of Weldon's contains instruction to make vintage style golf, shooting and cycling stockings for country wear. The designs include several lovely fancy turnover tops that add a beautiful finish to these beautiful garments. The stockings include a golf stocking in the Tangye pattern, a cycling hose with a harlequin turnover, a shooting hose with Imperial Stripe, a ribbed golf stocking with a fancy turnover and a cycling stocking with a peapod turnover. Also included are several stocking tops that can be mixed and matched with the other designs that can make your project uniquely your own. A wonderful and nostalgic book of stocking knitting patterns!
15 Pages. This Crochet edition from Weldon's contains many ideas and creations for lovely projects such as a Shawl in Moss Stitch, a Child's Bib, the Salisbury D'Oyley, a Cake D'oyley, a Bedspread in a tighly crocheted herringbone pattern, a Lacey Bedspread made from medallions, and a D'Oyley of hairpin crochet. There are many patterns for lovely edgings that are like nothing you would see today.
15 Pages. One of the lovliest forms of crochet work is the delicate crocheted edgings and corners used for table linens and table cloths. This edition of Weldon's contains seven lovely laces and a bonus pattern of a child's gaiter. Laces include Flemish Net and Spot laces seen on the cover, as well as a Greek Key border, Italian Point Lace, Osprey Lace with corner, Osnaburg lace, Tautonic insertion and a Wide Star lace with corner. Lovely work!
15 Pages. A fabulous knitting book from the late Victorian era that contains beautiful knits for men. Included in this edition are patterns for three unique stocking styles, as well as eight decorative stocking tops. In addtion to this are patterns for a cardigan jacket and a yachting jersey that are not pictured, two excellent balaclava caps and a great brewer's cap. A great book!
15 Pages. The early Weldon's series of books contained some of the best sock early patterns that you will find anywhere. This edition contains several lovely designs such as the Gentleman's Plain Sock, Gentleman's Fancy Sock, Gentleman's Ribbed Sock, Gentleman's Summer Sock, Infant's Boot, Boy's Knickerbocker Sock, Gentleman's long Winter Stocking, Ladies long Ribbed Stocking, Child's Sock and much more. A goldmine!
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's Practical Knitter is destined to become a favorite. It contains a well- selected variety of Victorian Era garments that blend nicely for today's uses. The garments include an infant's pilch or over-drawers - complete with buttons for easy access to your baby's diaper. There is also Lady's Drawers, a sleeping sock in double knitting, drawers for a child of 6 to 8 years, a child's first drawers, a youth's belt or bathing drawers, a knitted design for a shawl in raised points, a knitted pattern for shawls or scarfs (design pictured on the cover), a lovely self-fitting combination garment for a lady, a warm and soft infant's flannel, a lovely bolero bodice and a "Hug-me-tight" for ladies in coral stitch. The designs are (as always) functional and beautiful in construction. A treasure trove of great patterns!
15 Pages. Irish Crochet is not only a lovely lace work, it is also wearable art. Lovely designs created with a small crochet hook and fine cotton. The results are breathtaking! This edition of Weldon's contains patterns for an Irish Crochet Collar, Edgings, Handkerchief Sachet, Irish Lace, Irish Point Lace, and much more.
15 pages. The beautiful technique of ribbon embroidery is a very ancient one, going back more than 300 years to the Georgian period. Using colorful ribbons as narrow as 1/8th of an inch as a thread, the needlework can create beautiful life-like florals designs and even butterflies. Finished projects in this edition include a basket in wide and narrow ribbons, butterfly design, daisies with gathered centres, a fan design, fuschia spray, a poppy cushion, roses in gathered ribbon, violets, wisteria and much more. A rare and lovely technique!
15 Pages. This fascinating book is the third and final edition on the topic of Point Lace. Consisting mainly of finished laces and lace diagrams, there is also instruction for a few stitches - including Point d'Alencon and a variation in Point de Venise. Point lace is created using various styles of pre-made braids or bindings, which are placed in a lace pattern and joined using delicat stitch designs to give the open spaces texture and durability. The lace designs in this edition include a center for a table cloth, collars, handkerchiefs, doilies and various other beautiful ideas. The first two editions of this series, Weldon's #115 and #129 are also available, and this edition is a fantanstic completion to this series.
16 Pages. A wonderful edition from Weldon's on the lovely lacemaking art of Irish Crochet. In this edition there are instructions for Irish Crochet Collars, Collars in Irish Point, Irish Point Lace, Insertions and much more. Not for the uninitiated - but certainly one of the most beautiful forms of crocheted lace work!
15 Pages. Another of the fabulous early editions of the Weldon's Irish Crochet books from the Weldon's Needlwork Series. This edition contains patterns for lovely lacey collars and cravats, edgings, and wide laces. This work is intricate and beautiful, using fince crochet thread and a very small crochet hook. While is is not recommended for beginners, it is certainly an art form worth aspiring to!
15 Pages. This edition features twelve different styles of beautiful long fancy stockings for ladies. These stockings are knitted using fingering yarn or sock yarn and are long so that they cover the knee. This is a stunning series of sock patterns and they both practical and popular to wear today as they were over 100 years ago. The styles include several different ribbed designs, shell patterns, a two needle stocking and a stocking for a young lady. You will not find a better selection of long stockings anywhere - an excellent resource and pattern collection for the stocking knitters!
15 Pages. Our Victorian Grandmothers loved beautiful flowers - but in the cold days of winter, beautiful live flowers were impractical and quite expensive. This book is an amazing study in the art of recreating the lovely realistic looking flowers of spring and summer using simple tools and paper. There are complete instructions and templates to make Almond Blossoms, Apple Blossoms, Chrysanthemums Crocuses, Daffodils, Daisies, Hyacinths, Irises, Moss Roses, Narcissus, Ox-Eyed Daisies, Tulips and Wild Roses. This is the first book on Paper Flower work, and if you love these - you will also love the flowers in the second book of this series - Weldon's 2D #202 that is also available.
15 Pages. This book give instruction in two rare and quite beautiful techniques of lacemaking. The Teneriffe lace work is made using pins, a needle and thread. The thread is wound from pin to pin and then joined and formed into motifs and sewn together for a border. The Irish Tatting work contains spectacular borders, edgings and insertions that are tatted in fancy patterns reminiscent of the crocheted version. This work is quite beautiful!
15 Pages. This book contains patterns and designs to make 14 lovely styles of children's socks. The sizes range from infants to about 8 years of age. The patterns are stunning, with lacy designs such as the Fleur-de-lis sock, and patterned designs such as the adorable strawberry pattern. These socks are decorative and skillfully made. This book really is a goldmine for sock knitters, they are styles and design ideas rarely seen today. A marvelous look at the fashions of yesterday!
15 Pages. Crafters who love to crochet lace will love this edition of Weldon's. It contains patterns for lovely crocheted lace edgings and insertions, including many patterns of Torchon Lace. The designs are delicate and quite stunning. It contains suggested patterns for Bedspreads, Pillow Cases and Under Linens using these laces. They would be fabulous in shawls or even as a touch of elegance to an original design.
15 Pages. An excellent pattern book for early 20th century beaded bags and purses worked in crochet. This book contains thirteen patterns for old fashioned style purses that are beautifully constructed and simple in design. Included in this book are patterns to make: Heliotrope & Green purse, the Blue & Yellow Bag, a Blue Silk Miser's Purse with steel beads, a Round Gold Bag, a simple Pink & Green Bag, the Steel Bag worked with crochet cotton and steel beads, a Steel & Gold purse with a square top and round base, a Satin Bag with a network of beads, a Long Purse with ends of Ring Crochet, a Round Steel Bead purse with gold center, a Purse of Ring Crochet, a Round Crochet & Bead Sovereign purse, a Long Miser's Purse with Oriel Ends, A Simple Beaded Crochet Purse and lastly a colorful purse made with crochet rings. This is an excellent assortment of hard to find patterns for these lovely accessories!
15 Pages. Teneriffe lace is a very beautiful technique that is similar to drawn work, but it is worked in a different and simpler manner. There are no woven strands to be cut an counted, and the entire work is made on a simple frame and then sewn into your finished work. The most important part of this work is the frame - usually constructed of wood, with brass tacks or small nails set about 1/16 of an inch apart. The lace is then woven upon these tacks in beautiful designs and shapes. This is very lovely work and a very early form of lace making. The book contains several different ideas of frame shapes including ovals, fans, butterfly and corners. In addition to this there are instructions that range from the simplest lace weaving to elaborate designs such as pyramids, butterfly and even a coronation lace including a crown. An excellent book with instruction in a very hard to find technique!
15 Pages. A stunning technique of point lace that has its roots in Ireland, this is a sturdy lace and if worked correctly will survive many cleanings. This lace is worked on good quality muslin, a square mesh netting, a fine crochet cotton and No. 10 sharp needles. A simple set of tools with magnificent results! This book contains instructions for twenty-four essential stitches to work in the netting, as well as two other essential stitches for the filling in areas. There are also many stunning examples of this finished work with instructions on how they are made. This is a very hard to find instruction book on a stunning lace work technique!
15 Pages. Long before the advent of party stores and mass-produced silk flowers, these lovely pieces of art were made by hand. Using templates, colored paper and ingenuity they were the Edwardian way of bringing these beautiful flowers to life- especially during the long, cold winter months. There are 58 illustrations in this book and 11 different flowers to make. There are instructions for Arum Lilies, Carnations, Clematis, Roses, Poppies, Guelder Rose, Hollyhocks, Hydrangea, Sunflowers and Violets. A fantastic - well illustrated book!
15 Pages. This edition contains a fabulous collection of crochet patterns from the early Edwardian era. In this book are patterns for such items as five fantastic crocheted caps for men - including a Tam O'Shanter and a Balaclava designed for sailors. In addition to this, there are two crocheted neckties, a combination garment for a teen-aged girl, doilies, laces and insertions. Finally, there are items for children of a crocheted ball, a toy whip & rattle and reins for a toddler. This is an excellent edition with a focus on men's caps!
15 Pages. This is perhaps my most favorite edition of Weldon's. In addition to the lovely Silk Neckties for Men and the adorable Bootees for infants, it contains patterns for two stunning Doll's Outfits. The first is the Little Lord Fauntleroy Doll. It is worked in knitting and contains the complete outfit for this fine dandy. The other outfit is for the Swiss Peasant Bride doll. This outfit is worked in knitting and contains the full authentic costume for a Swiss Bride. So lovely!
15 Pages. This is a collection like none other - it contains a stunning assortment of 8 Edwardian Era crocheted shawls. These are gorgeous patterns that are rarely seen today. The designs include Cable Insertion Shawl, Diamond Pattern Shawl, Picot and Diamond Shawl, Picot Pattern with Wheel Insertion, Shawl with Plain Center and Torchon Border, Shell Pattern Shawl, and Woolen Shawl with Chain Fringe. There are 8 illustrations and descriptive instructions to make all of these lovely designs.
15 Pages. There is nothing more elegant than a finely knitted lace shawl - and this book is loaded with them! There are twelve lovely patterns to choose from, some are bordered shawls, some are in an all-over pattern, including one design that is knitted on four needles. Also included is instruction for shaping and ironing the delicate shawls. This is the perfect book for you if you like doing this delicate form of knitting - the patterns are amazing and surprisingly simple!
15 Pages. A wonderful instruction book in the fine art of Irish Crochet Lace. This book, the fourth of its kind from Weldon's has many unique designs for Irish Crochet collars. In this edition are instructions for Crochet Collar in Water Lily Design, a collar with Stole Ends, Guipure Lace collar in Starfish pattern, Jasmine Pattern Collar and lastly the Plastron collar in Star Pattern. If you are unfamiliar with Irish Crochet, please consider this book as intermediate or advanced work!
15 Pages. This gorgeous form of lace work is very similar to Netting and Carrickmacross laces. Using a net or tulle foundation that is stretched on a frame,the lace designs are created using a fine thread and darned into the fabric of the net. This book contains instructions for 32 different stitches, in both illustrated and descriptive form. Along with this are illustrations and instructions for several finished designs such as trims, handkerchiefs and a flounce that were made with Limerick lace. A lovely and unique form of vintage lace work!
16 Pages. The wonderful fifth edition in the Weldon's Irish Lace series from the 1920's, this book is loaded with design ideas. There are a few collar projects to be found here, such as the Cape Collar, Pointed Back Collar, Stole End Collar, Gordon Braid Collar and Square Collar with Revers. In addition to this there are loads of individual motifs such as those that are seen on the cover, such as Bunch of Grapes, Fern Leaf, Fleur de Lys and many more. A fantastic resource for the intermediate or advanced Irish Crochet artist!
15 Pages. This book of early Weldon's knitting patterns is loaded with amazing staple patterns. A wide assortment of projects which includes combination garment, petticoat and stockings for a doll, semi-footless gaiter stocking for a lady, semi-footless cycling stocking, child's sock with hemstitch front, two neckties, and a shawl in a blackberry pattern. A fabulous assortment of Edwardian Era knitting patterns!
15 Pages. A collection of 16 lovely knitted borders, edgings and insertions that are perfect to add that classic touch to any knitted creation. These are finishing that you seldom ever see today, and are beautiful examples of Edwardian elegance. The designs include Bird's Eye stitch, Chevasse Lace, Criterion Lace, Duchesse Lace, Fancy Insertion, Hem-Stitch Lace, Lace Flounce, Lattice Stich for Scarf, Lace for Underwear, Net Lace Border, Open Knit Lace, Pointed Lace and Scroll Lace. Well illustrated and descriptive instructions to make a wide variety of designs.
15 Pages. Hardanger Embroidery is a very ancient form of embroidery that passed to the English speaking countries from Scandanavia. It is a beautiful work, mixing the works of simple embroidery stitches with elaborate geometric patterns and cutwork. The results are so distinct and beautiful! This book contains 47 illustrations - beginning with instructions on making the stitches and later showing magnificent embroideries and brief instructions of how they are made.
15 Pages. This edition of the Weldon's Practical Needlework series is a great resource book for anyone interested in crochet. A great addition to a needleworker's library, it contains detailed instruction for fifty various and useful stitches. There are a wide range of unique stitches, from simple chain stitch, single and double crochet to the more obscure and elaborate ones that you never see, like tricot stitch, bullion stitch, crazy stitch, Muscovite Tricot and much more. A highly useful book and a must own for the crochet library.
15 Pages. A wonderful and informative book from the Edwardian era that delves into the obscure art of pillow lace work. There is useful instruction to make Bruges, Bedford, Maltese and Buckingham laces, with many illustrations and diagrams. There are even a few lace diagrams to make prickings - with additional photos of the finished laces. This is a fantastic resource that is filled with useful information and instruction for the lace maker.
15 Pages. There are never - ever enough books on crocheted laces! This edition from Weldon's carries a fine collection of crocheted laces for mantel-borders and table cloth decoration. There are large beautiful photographs of the crochet work, and detailed instructions to make them. This is a beautiful edition of Weldon's and it would be a welcome addition to a crochet library.
15 Pages. This book is all about the techniques of knitting. From the beginning cast-on, there is nothing that is forgotten. Topics include garter stitch, stockinette, purling, various ribbing techniques, slip stitch, increasing, decreasing, casting off, brioche stitch, loop stitch and so much more. It is a very useful book filled with all of the basic techniques - ask well as many forgotten ones. The perfect addition to any knitter's pattern collection!
15 Pages. A lovely assortment of 22 beautiful stitch borders and edgings for the making of Edwardian Era shawls. There are some very obscure designs to be found here, including the beautiful Vine Osprey pattern seen on the cover. There is also Vertical Knitting, Anemone Stripe, Ivy Leaf and Crumpled Leaf patterns. Included also is a full pattern for a Light Wool Shawl with Mitred Corner. This is a lovely lacy design that is perfect for a shawl.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains lovely collars, edgings, insertions and doilies worked in fine crochet. The techniques are Irish Crochet, Maltese Lace, Guipure Lace Edging & Insertion, Spanish Lace and Lattice pattern lace. There is a stunning collar in this book that is a combination of Irish Crochet and Darned Net work that must be seen! This is a fabulous book, filled with inspiring and beautiful laces.
15 Pages. This book contains a collection of 14 lovely designs for slippers for Ladies and adorable slippers & Boots for children & infants. There pictures of 5 of the patterns shown on the cover, and more of the same inside. These are wonderful and well-constructed Edwardian Era footwear that will most certainly protect you from the chilly cold of winter. Rare and lovely designs!
15 Pages. No matter what your skill level at embroidery work, this book will contain a stitch or technique that you will find useful in your work. With over 100 clear and descriptive illustrations, and 93 written paragraphs on each technique, this book will become a staple reference in your library. If you are new to Embroidery, you will find all of the instructions easy to follow. In no time you will be mastering this work!
15 Pages. This book contains a beautiful collection of Edwardian era crocheted Dutch Bonnets for children. There are nine different lacy styles and 16 illustrations in total to make these lovely garments. The instructions to make these lovely bonnets are quite descriptive and detailed. This is gorgeous work and they are perfect for special occasions or even to dress up a period doll in Edwardian finery.
15 Pages. What a fascinating technique this is! This book contains instructions in Canvas Braiding, Huckaback Embroidery, Ribbonette Lace Work and Embroidered Cloth Waistcoats. Canvas Braiding is a simple and beautiful way of decorating large surfaces of canvas. This book contains 49 illustrations, thoroughly documenting the technique and the various effects you can achieve with these simple stitches. Also included is a section on Ribbonette Lace Work, which is a weaving technique using lace. A fantastic book!
15 Pages. This book contains an exquisite collection of 12 crocheted doilies along with a bonus pattern of a lacy crocheted cover for a pincushion. The styles within this book are as delicate as snowflakes and are beautiful works of art. Some of the doilies have embroidered centers, but this book contains the patterns for the crocheted portions only. In some of the styles, the entire doily is crocheted and a few of the others have a fine cloth center as seen on the cover. A wonderful art form!
15 Pages. Period enthusiatists will fall in love with this edition of Weldon's It contains many lovely garments from the beginning of the 20th century. There is the Lady's knitted blouse pictured on the cover, as well as an evening hood, Gaiters for Carriage Wear, a unisex Silk Tie, Baby's Dutch Bonnet, a lovely Featherstitch Flounce Petticoat, a Petticoat for a child of three, several different patterns and stitch designs for motoring scarfs and mufflers, an infant's fine wool jacket and lastly a plain wool sock for a boy.
15 Pages. This rare edition is on the topic of Filet Lace, otherwise known as Darned Netting. It is lovely work that is an ancient form of lace making, the description in this book dates this work back over 700 years! This lovely work is created on a netted base and using simple embroidery stitches to form a lovely lacework design. It is one of the simplest of all lace making techniques, and the results are beautiful for edgings and decorative insertions.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains lovely knitted patterns for the entire family. First project is a lovely silk knitted Motoring scarf. Also included are four styles of Ladies' gloves with a long guantlet sleeve, four knitted waistcoats for men, a man's motoring mitten, a man's motoring mitten with index finger divided, and a child's overshirt or vest. There is also a knitted bonnet for a baby, two patterns for a turban cap for a boy, a tie for a lady and lastly an infant's double breaseted shirt with long sleeves.
15 Pages. This book contains twenty-six lovely knitted lace edgings and corners. They can fill the need for a variety of purposes. The narrow laces were meant to trim ladies' or children's underclothing or pinafores. The wider laces would make handsome borders for tea-cloths, pillow shams or even the frill edge for a knitted quilt. There is a wealth of ideas in this book - a fabulous resource for a knitting designer!
15 Pages. No project is complete without that perfect edging - and this book is loaded with a wide range of choices to get your creative juices flowing! Edings include a lace worked with antimacassar braid, a Greek key border and corner, Russian lace border and corner (with matching insertion), a lovely ivy leaf pattern lace edging, a delicate narrow edging, a pansy edging, an edging worked in two color cottons, the everlasting edging, an insertion of fans & picots, a lace edging & insertion combined, a diamond pattern torchon lace, an open and solid diamond torchon lace, a fan border lace for underlinen, a scallop lace, a very lovely Gordon braid insertion, a flag pattern lace, an Irish Picot lace and many more. There is so much to choose from, it's hard to decide which to start first!
15 Pages. This book contains an exquisite collection of 12 Edwardian Era crocheted doilies and table mats to add that special touch to your table. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and they are so beautiful that they resemble intricate snowflakes. These crocheted designs are well illustrated and come with detailed instructions on how to complete them. What a treasure-trove of lovely designs this book is!
15 Pages. The subtitle of this edition is "How to Crochet Useful Articles". This book is a hodge-podge of wonderful Edwardian Era crocheted necessities. The projects are a Chatelaine Safety Purse, Baby's Petticoat, Baby's Crocheted Jacket, an adorable Crocheted Rabbit, Sea-Shell Fascinator, a Child's Crocheted Jersey, a Doll's Crocheted Outfit (including jacket, petticoat, dress and bonnet), a Child's Crocheted hat, a Ladies Crocheted Wool Jacket and a Crocheted Bolero. Tons of wonderful projects!
15 Pages. This books is a goldmine of gorgeous crocheted lace work. Many of these patterns are so obscure - they may not have been made in decades. They are decorative and delicate, they would be a wonderful way to finish off a table cloth or adding a frill to a vintage lingerie. Also included is a full crochet project of a lovely cushion cover. There is a wealth of wonderful ideas here to get your creative juices flowing!
15 Pages. Knitters will fall in love with this Weldon's edition. It contains a variety of patterns including Infant's bootee, socks and jackets, a child's petticoat, handsome knitted laces and insertions for a tea cloth and lovely narrow insertions, edgings and border in Polish Knitting for shawls. You will not be bored with these lovely patterns! Book is well illustrated and contains very detailed knitting instructions.
15 Pages. A wonderful collection of Edwardian Era crochet lace edgings that will add the perfect finish to your project. This editions contains 26 illustrations of these lovely creations. There are wide laces for table linens or garments, narrow laces for handkerchiefs or lingerie and a triangle insertion for added flair to a table linen. This book is a goldmine for anyone who loves to duplicate this fine work!
15 Pages. Beautiful knitted lace edgings and insertions are not only practical - but they are an art for unto themselves. This book contains nineteen stunning knitted laces that can be used for a myriad of purposes. Included in this edition are instructions to make a fluted lace for doilies, a delicate baby edging, a star and leaf edging, a point lace edging, a star and leaf insertion, open diamond lace, olive lace, a gorgeous triple lace edging, a diamond lace edging for a tea cloth, a diamond lace triangle for a tea cloth, a Norwegian Point Lace insertion and matching edging, a wide Norwegian Point Lace edging, and two laces that are not pictured - the all-over Diamond pattern and a pretty Striped pattern. A wealth of lovely designs for creative knitters!
15 Pages. This edition contains gorgeous examples of Edwardian era crocheted lace edgings and insertions. Most notable is the fabulous Filet Crochet Butterfly lace seen on the cover. The patterns in this book are suitable for many purposes, but were originally intended for Tea Cloths and table linens. There are many fine examples worked in Filet Crochet in this edition.
15 Pages. A hodge-podge of wonderful Edwardian Era crocheted laces and lovlies that will get your creative juices flowing. In this edition there are exquisite lace collars, several beautiful crocheted edgings and insertions. There are also some lovely designs in filet crochet, including a cat design and also part of Weldon's alphabet series, this book contains filet crochet designs for the letters E, L, M, and S.
15 Pages. This lovely editions contains crochet patterns for seven exquisite doilies, filet crocheted monogram insertions for the letters F, G, H and I and a few lovely edgings including a braid insertion and edging for a tea cloth. The monograms are part of a series that Weldon's offered at the time, and other letters appear in other editions of the magazine. The doilies are lovely, including one unique one with Filet Crocheted Shrimp running around the border. What a great book!
15 Pages. Lace knitters will fall in love with this edition from the Weldon's Practical Needlework series! In this book there is instruction to make several gorgeous lace edgings, insertions and corners that will add the perfect finishing touch to your fine knitting project. The designs include a Narrow Torchon lace, Narrow Ring lace, Ring and Trellis lace, Rose Leaf Insertion, Square Insertion, Wendover Lace with mitered Corners, Norwegian Point Lace, the Riplet Lace, and lastly the Star Insertion & Lace. These are beautiful and almost forgotten laces that are elegant in design and simple in construction. A goldmine for the lace knitters!
15 Pages. This book contains instruction in the exquisitely beautiful art of Needle Lace work called Richelieu and Reticella. This lovely lace, formed using simple needle and thread, is a variety of cutwork and is in the family of Venetian embroideries. There are patterns for borders, motifs, doilies, a tea cosy and a variety of insertions. This book is profusely illustrated with detailed instructions on how to acheive this lovely work. There are NO CHARTS to make these laces, only illustrations of the stitches.
15 Pages. This book contains a lovely collection of projects. The first is a beautiful bag crocheted in silver thread, next are an assortment of beautiful edgings including a mosaic corner insertion and an Altenberg Lace Triangle. Lastly as part of the Weldon's Alphabet series, this book contains Filet Crochet motifs for the letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z. This is lovely work, and the delicate little bag would make a lovely bridal accessory!
15 Pages. For a period enthusiast, this edtion should be of great interest! It contains knitting patterns for Ladies' coats and hats, coats for children, infant's bootees, child's stockings and a lovely knitted lace corner edging. The styles are classic for the Edwardian era, with several styles of coats and fabulous knitted hats for all ages including a Dutch Bonnet for a young child. This book contains lovely illustrations and descriptive knitting instructions.
15 Pages. A wonderful collection of fourteen designs for crocheted edgings and insertions from the Edwardian Era. There are lovely works here, including an obscure technique called Shadow Crochet. There is also a stunning corner for a Tablecloth in a Greek Key design and also a stunning lace edging and insertion with a ribbon pattern.
15 Pages. This edition from Weldon's carries some fantastic projects. The many projects are a Girl's Jersey with Front Opening, Knitted Bed Sock, Lady's Coat with Roll Collar, Two Caps for a Child, Gentleman's Glove, Girl's Coat in Mullion Stripe, Boy's Jersey Suit, Child's Coat, Girl's coat with matching hat in Banister Pattern, Knitted Aero Cap for Lady or Gentleman. A wealth on wonderful vintage knitting patterns!
15 Pages. The art of Pen Painting dates back nearly 600 years, when it was done with goose quill and colored pigments, this book from Weldon's revives this art and provides instuction on how it was done in the Edwardian era, 100 years ago. There are dozen to tips and techniques that will provide the artist with the skills and ideas needed to make these lovely items for household decor. This book also includes a restored template of free designs that accompanied the original book. PLEASE NOTE - this book often makes mention of obtaining iron on transfers by mail, these might be found as antique patterns, but they are quite scarce to locate. The value of this book is the techniques that it teaches, but not all of the designs shown are available. If you have artistic skills, you may be able to duplicate them by the drawings shown in this book, but most are probably out of print.
15 Pages This edition contains a wide range of wonderful projects to fit every creative need. Included are several narrow decorative edgings, insertions for a tea cloth, two lace collar bows, a child's slipper, a lady's coat in a shell pattern and a lady's hat.
15 Pages. This is a lovely book with a wide variety of crochet projects. There are loaded of Filet crochet patterns in this edition, including the letter "A" from the Wledon's alphabet series. There is also a Filet Crochet majestic Swan and also a Stag insertion as well as a lovely chair bar in a tulip design. Also included are Cluny Crochet lace edgings, a handsome table cloth in a Medallion Design, a Vine Pattern Insertion and lastly and adorable Child's Coat for a 4 to 6 year old girl.
15 Pages. This book is a goldmine of design ideas for crocheted lace edgings. Whether you fancy a wide border lace such as the lovely Iris Lace seen on the cover or narrow laces corners & edges, it is all here. This edition also includes lovely insertions and motifs including the stunning Wheel & Square lace that is constructed of motifs. A rich and varied selection suitable for a multitude of design purposes.
15 Pages.This edition is a MUST HAVE for those who work crocheted laces. There are several very interesting projects in here that will be of great inspiration. The first is a lovely crocheted bag and several varieties of beautiful doilies. The next is a very lovely crocheted insertion that has the appearance of Drawn Thread Work. There is a nice variety of 6 different crocheted edgings with corners and lastly the spectacular vine leaf triangle insertion seen on the cover. Quite a nice book!
15 Pages. A very interesting book with a huge amount of useful and creative projects. This books is part of Weldon's Alphabet series and contains the letters D, E, F, and G in Filet crochet motifs. In addition to this there is the lovely crocheted motif for a bedspread as seen on the cover. There is also a lovely assortment of crocheted laces for edgings, a Rose Spray Triangle insertion and a Filet Crochet square with a Spider design. There are also patterns for a handy bag, an exquisite doily and lastly a unique crocheted "Bath Strap" - very handy for scrubbing your back! A great edition!
15 Pages. A wonderful book filled with a number of useful projects. There is a shooting glove, with the thumb and trigger finger free with two variations on this pattern for soldiers and sailors. There is also a Child's Knitted Bonnet, a Boy's Jersey, Striped Petticoat with bodice, gloves for a child, Baby's knitted Jacket and hat, an easy Knitted Spencer, socks for a Gentleman and a child, and a lovely Loraine Lace border with mitered corner. Beautiful projects to keep you busy!
15 Pages. This edition holds a treasure trove of wonderful knitting projects. For the Sock Knitter, it is an especially nice find. It contains 5 different sock patterns for the entire family, a "Puttee Hose" legging for a lady, Child's Overall with gaiters, child's knitted suspenders, a Lady's knitted coat with military collar, a spectacular doily with a star pattern, and several lace edgings and corners. This book is well illustrated and contains detailed knitting instructions for all projects.
15 pages. A wonderfully distinct collection of Edwardian era crocheted garments and decor. In this edition there are instructions for making a lovely shawl, a comisole top, exquisite laces and insertions for sideboard cloths or chair backs, a lace top for casement curtains and triangle insertions. These are stunning one-of-a-kind designs - a classic and well illustrated book.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's is a hodge-podge of lovely crochet projects. If you are looking for design ideas - this book has it all. There are patterns for a Lady's Raglan Coat, Lady's Cardigan Jacket, Lady's Undervest, and Child's Petticoat & Shoe. For infant's there is a Jacket, a Bonnet, a Boot, Rattle and Pram cover. There are also patterns for a Tea Cosy, Shawls, a Wristlet for a Watch and Bed Socks. There is a little bit of everything here!
15 Pages. Broderie Anglaise is one of the most popular forms of white embroidery, often referred to as English Embroidery or as the French call it, Broderie Anglaise. In this edition there is instruction in ladder work, initials and monograms and also punched work. There are many detailed diagrams on how to make the stitches and the various techniques. A wonderful look at the embroidery that was worked for many generations in the UK. PLEASE NOTE: Many of the illustrations in this book are from transfers that could be purchased through the mail and they are long out of print. Some can still be found with antiques sellers, but please be aware that they all might not be available.
15 Pages. A beautiful assortment of Edwardian Era crocheted laces suitable for the perfect touch to your decor. Here you will find patterns for towel laces & insertions, a lovely inset for a cushion with Filet Song Birds, Filet Square with the initial "HR", a Breakfast Tray Coth, an inset with the year "1916", simple edgings & insertions and lovely laces for blinds. Also included is a pattern for a dainy crocheted bon-bon basket.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's instructs in the lovely art of Applique, creating lovely designs with with embroidery and simple shapes of cloth. There NO transfers in this book for the appliques or the patterns seen in this book, but there are instructions for the various embroidery stitches and techniques such as Shadow Applique, Net Applique and Jacobean Crewel Embroidery. The photos are big and clear, and the simple shapes would be very easy to replicate even with the mail-away transfers. A beautiful technique and a rare find for the Weldon's series!
15 Pages. This book is the second in a series of three books on the topic of Broderie Anglaise. Broderie Anglaise is the French name for English Embroidery, a beautiful form of white embroidery that has been popular in the British Isles for hundreds of years. In this edition there is instruction in Cut Work, Ladder Work and other variants of fine embroidery. It is loaded with valuable information and tips, such as which threads to use, working eyelets, attractive corners for an afternoon tea cloth, table center and other exquisite embroidered household linens. PLEASE NOTE: Many of the illustrations in this book are from transfers that could be purchased through the mail and they are long out of print. Some can still be found with antiques sellers, but please be aware that they all might not be available.
15 Pages. A beautiful collection of rare and unique crocheted laces and insertions with a multitude of applications. Most of the laces in this edition are narrow laces for use on towel edgings and lingerie. There are beautiful designs for crocheted insertions for uses in table linens and doilies. There are also very lovely floral lace trims designed for use in curtains. The patterns are quite beautiful and unique - a goldmine of inspiration!
15 Pages. There is a wonderful art to creating life-like flowers with embroidery, and the Edwardians were masters at it. This edition of Weldon's is the first of the series which describes the techniques and stitches one would use to bring these beautiful flowers to life. There are diagrams for stitch directions and clear insructions of the colors and techniques needed for replicating this art. There are twenty-six different flowers shown here including Honeysuckle, Wisteria, Clover, Wild Roses, Forget-Me-Nots, Violets, Jasmine, Thistles, Campion, Phlox, Fuschia, Lilies of the Valley, Narcissus and much more.
15 Pages. This edition is the only one on the topic of Raffia Basketry that was published by Weldon's in its long fifty-year history. It is an excellent resource for both the seasoned basketmaker, as well as the novice. There is a wealth of information here to make coiled raffia or cane baskets, a great many of them are of the Native American style or Indian Baskets. There is information on how to dye the raffia, how to begin the coils, making handles, patterning, Lazy Squaw stitch, Navajo stitch and much more. Finished designs include a doll's chair, a handkerchief box,and many other pretty styles.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains a fine collection of lovely crocheted laces for household and personal uses. The patterns in this book include a beautiful Tattford design camisole yoke, a lovely Filet Tea Cosy, a stunning dessert plate doily and lovely tray cloth. There are also delicate edgings for blouses and handkerchiefs that are so fine that they resemble tatting. A well illustrated and fine assortment of sophisticated crochet designs!
15 Pages. This book contains an exquisite collection of crocheted laces and designs from the Edwardian era. Shown on the cover is a stunning nightdress case with a cupid pattern, a beautiful yoke for a comisole and gorgeous lace edgings. This book is loaded with stunning edgings not shown anywhere else - from the delicate handkerchief edgings to lovely corners for table linens. There are also fantastic yokes for camisoles and chemises - really gorgeous craft work!
15 Pages. This book gives instruction in the fine art of Broderie Anglaise including Ladder-Work, Applique, Filet Net, Richelieu and Block Shadow work. It gives instructions for various techniques and stiches, the recommended materials to use and other ideas. It does not provide the iron-on transfers of the designs shown in all of the photos, these were to be obtained by mail order. Most of the designs are simple enough that they can be recreated by pencil sketch. This is a rare and wonderful book - a great addition to a needle artist's library!
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's is all about Socks - from sizing to constuction, it's all here. The socks are knit on four needles, there are instructions for using various sizes of needles and yarn, information about sizing and casting-on, various methods of deceasings for shaping long stockings, and several different heels, and toe finishings. The book is profusely illustrated with techniques and contains a wealth of information for constructions socks.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's has a fantastic assortment of projects for the lover of Crochet. First is there are two lovely camisole yokes including the example on the cover, a crocheted Waste Paper Basket, lovely examples of various edgings, doilies, a Lace Dressing Table Set, two different covers for pincushions, insertions to trim a Bedspread, and a lace Sailor's style Collar.
15 pages. This edition is jam-packed with gorgeous exmaples of Edwardian Crocheted Laces. There are wide Filet Laces and narrow Cluny Laces for borders and edgings. There is a lovely Guipure Lace chemise yoke, a pointed lace camisole yoke and a delicate lace for casement curtains. In addition to this there is a stunning doily with a star-like design, a fabulous lace triangle insertion and border for a tea-cloth and a cushion cover. A wealth of lovely ideas!
15 Pages. A great resource for knitters, this book holds a wealth of patterns. There is a knitted Shopping Bag, Fancy Gloves, a Child's Raglan Coat and Hat and two varities of scarfs. There is also a vary fancy knitted lace yoke for a Camisole or chemise, a Lady's Jersey and Jumper, a Child's Jersey, a boy's fancy sock, and several lace edgings and insertions. A book that is filled with fantastic knitting ideas from a by-gone age.
15 Pages. This book contains a unique collection of patterns for ladies and a few for children. The first is a lovely V-Neck Spencer pullover. Also for ladies is a Jumper in plain knitting, Jumper with Sailor Collar, A Raglan Jumper, A Button-up Sports Coat, a On-Piece Jumper, a scarf and Bedroom Booties. For children, there is an infant's set with Coat, Cap and Boots, Child's Shoe with Leather Sole and a Girl's Jumper. Other patterns include a knitted holder for a tumbler, a knitted tie, a girdle for a dressing gown and a simple insertion.
15 pages. A lovely assortment of Edwardian Lady's knitted fashions, with several also for children. For Ladies, there is a knitted Jumper, a sleeveless one-piece jumper, two lovely designs of gauntlet gloves, a square neck blouse jumper and a lovely knitted mid-length skirt. For children, the patters include a complete outfit for a 2 to 4 year old, a girl's hat and coat, a boy's knitted jersey, and lastly, a child's woolen coat with raglan sleeves. A lovely assortment!
15 Pages. This edition has some very lovely Edwardian Era patterns for knitters. The designs for Ladies include a woolen jumper with a square neck, a two-color tie, a vertical striped jumper, a sports coat, a fine wool scarf and hat set and a stunning circular shawl. The childrens patterns include a girl's fancy yoke jumper and a jumper with a check-patterned border. There is also a jumper for an 18 to 20 inch doll and beautiful doily.
15 Pages. A book that is loaded with exquisite crochet designs, there is a wealth of ideas contain here! This book contains instructions how to crochet a Chemise Yoke, Doily, a Duchess table Slip and mats, Laces for Trimming Jumpers, Laces for Towels, a Nightdress Case, a Chair Back, and a Cushion Cover. The lovely and very inspiring!
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's is loaded with a vast assortment of crocheted edgings and insertions with a variety of purposes. There are several varieties that are designed for use in lace toppers for casement curtains. Also included are edgings for use in doilies, tray cloths, linens and even fancy lingerie.
15 Pages. This edtion of Weldon's Practical Needlework contains a beautiful selection of 1920's era hand knitted undergarments that are a functional today are they were nearly 100 years ago. There are patterns for Ladies, Gents and children - as well as a pattern for pilch drawers for an baby. The patterns include a lady's sleeveless vest with crochet yoke, a v-neck vest with crochet trim, a ribbed vest for a girl of 12 or 13 years, a ladies single rib vest, a baby's vest with long sleeves, woollen knickers for a lady, a fancy top vest for a lady, a knitted undervest for a man and many, many more designs. These vests are fun to make and timeless in their appeal. A truly wonderful pattern book!
15 Pages. You can never have enough books when it comes to making socks and long stockings, and this book is a real gem. It begins with all of the essential information that you need to make socks, such as the various stitches, increases, decreases, slip stitching, etc and the proper way to hold the needles. It is loaded with pictures and diagrams to have you well on your way to mastering the art of sock making. The patterns are many, and they include a lady's long ribbed stocking with plain top and with ribbed top, repairing the sole of a sock, lady's fine silk stockings, a man's plain sock and a ribbed sock, a man's easy to knit sock, a man's silk sock, a thick winter sock, a two-needle sock, knitting a new heel and toe and a man's heelless sock. A fantastic collection of patterns for the sock knitters!
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains an amazing array of vintage glove patterns. Whether your fancy is stylish or practical - there is something here for all ages. The patterns for ladies include two styles of plain knitted gloves, fine wool gloves, two styles of gauntlet gloves, quickly made fingerless mitten, well-fitting glove, a fancy stitch glove and a reversible glove. For men there is the easy-to-knit glove, a woolen glove, knitted cotton glove for working, a motoring glove with separate thumb and finger. For children there is the unisex child's woolen glove, gloves for a boy 10 to 12 years, a warm glove for a boy 8 to 10 years, gloves for a two year old, glove for a girl of eleven, woolen glove for a three year old, a useful glove for a 6 to 8 year old, a boy's school glove, baby's first glove and lastly an infant's plain knitted glove.
15 pages. If you are looking for an excellent source for edges & insertions in knitting - this is the book for you! With over 50 different designs to choose from, this collection will set your creativity on fire. There are narrow lace beadings for lingerie, as well as broader edgings for clothing or so many other creative purposes. Let your imagination run wild with these lovely laces!
15 Pages. Some of the most beautiful examples of crocheted lace can be found in the old Weldon's series - this book is no exception! This edition contains instructions for the beautiful Butterfly Pattern Lace triangle and Tea Cosy shown on the cover. In addition to this there is a lovely butterfly motif and several other lace trim designs for use in items such as Tray Cloths, Sideboard Cloths, Chairbacks and Table Strips. There is also a Maltese Point Lace edging and insertion. This work is exquisite!
15 Pages. Doilies are probably one of the most efficient ways to practice your skills at crochet lace, and at the same time create something that is beautiful and functional. This book is loaded with rare and exquisite designs - it will be difficult to decide where to start! Five lovely patterns are seen on the cover, and there are nine more inside. These are lovely designs with a multitude of uses - they would make wonderful wedding gifts with a timeless appeal!
15 Pages. A fine and varied collection of Edwardian era crochet patterns that will surely inspire. This book includes crochet patterns for a lovely daffodil tea cosy, Iris pattern sideboard cloth, two lovely lace and insertion sets for a tea cloth, several delicate edgings, a dainty wrist purse, luncheon mats and a delicate yoke for a camisole. The craftsmanship is delicate, and like nothing seen today!
15 Pages. This edition contains a wide assortment of WWI era knitted fashions. The patterns included a Girl's Bathing Dress, Lady's House Coat, Pretty Frock for a Girl, Little Boy's Suit, A Lady's Tennis Frock Dress, A fancy dress for a girl, A complete outfit for a girl, Child's Bedroom Slippers, Complete outfit for a Doll, and a lovely lace frock for a girl. Please note that not all of the pictures are crisp and clear because the original was in very poor condition.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains a fine assortment of crocheted laces with a variety of purposes. There are several lovely narrow edgings for use in underwear and women's delicates. There are also wide and narrow laces for Tea Cloths and other table linens. For Ladies, there is a lovely camisole yoke and a fancy Irish Crochet collar. Also a lovely design for a Church lace edging and also the Chadwick lace for casement curtains as seen on the cover. A fantastic collection!
15 Pages. From the simple to the sublime, these beautiful laces will inspire your creativity as well as your spirit. There is a lovely wide lace grapevine design that is shown on the cover, a wide lace doves and crosses, a narrow simple cross design, a very beautiful wide lace with crosses that is suitable for altar cloths or surplices. Beautiful laces like this are so hard to find - they are such a beautiful way to express your faith and to feed your creativity!
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains a fine assortment of crocheted laces for use in delicate linens such as Tea Cloths, Tray Cloths, Table Runners and Duchesse Sets. There is a wide assortment of patterns or various designs for edgings and corners - these are masterpieces from a by-gone era, suitable for gift giving or family heirlooms.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains beautiful selection of crocheted laces with a variety of purposes. From the simple eccesiastical lace to the elegant palm tree lace shown on the cover, this is is an assortment for any need. There are 9 lovely designs that would add the perfect touch to your decorating. Not for the novice, these designs are perfect for the skilled worker of crocheted laces!
15 Pages. This collection of lovely crocheted laces is quite interesting and with so many uses! There are several narrow, delicate laces for use on lingerie or towels. There are also wider filet laces for use in tray cloths or fine linens. The patterns of these laces are wonderul, there are lovely roses and even a rookery of birds, wonderful patterns for just the right touch! Also in this edition are crocheted covers for sugar bowl and milk jug and some lovely doilies.
15 Pages. This rare edition has a spectacular collection of pre-WWI era knitted and crocheted toys and doll's cloths. The designs are amazing and suitable for adding that special touch to a vintage decor or creating that heirloom gift that your child will treasure forever. Included are patterns for a knitted terrier dog, Teddy Bear, penquin, elephant and bunny stuffed animals. A crocheted duck stuffed animal. Also included are knitted complete outfits for a 12" Baby Doll and a 14" Joan Doll. there is also a complete crocheted outfit for a 6" doll. Lots of fun in this book!
15 Pages. This edition of Weldons' contains a very nice assortment of crocheted laces with a variety of uses. There are corners, edgings, triangle insertions and even a lovely tea cosy made in fine an delicate filet patterns. There is also a insertion design with a swastika - this was long before this pattern gained another notorious purpose. This fine and delicate work recommended for someone who is more exerpienced at crochet. There will never be too many lovely patterns for fine crocheted laces!
15 Pages. Drawn Thread Work was quite a popular form of embroidery in the last century, and such beautiful designs were created with simply a plain piece of linen, a needle and thread. This book, the fifth on this topic in the Weldon's Practical Needlework series is culmination of two different techniques. There is basic instruction in the technique, as well as a summation of the stitches shown in the earlier books. There are useful instructions for decorative insertions and corners. There are also several pages of instruction on Needleweaving - very similar to drawn thread work, but the patterns are darned or woven over the remaining threads.
15 pages. This edition of Weldon's contains a lovely assortment of finely crocheted laces for edgings & insertions. They come with a variety of uses and are most suitable for decorating fine linens such as table cloths, tray cloths and table runners. They are masterfully made and this work is recommended for those who are more skilled at crochet work. There are gorgeous designs, unlike anything you will see today!
15 Pages. This rare edition of Weldon's contains patterns for tatted edgings and insertions for use in handkerchiefs and delicate finishes to lingerie and household linens. There are also instructions for Filet Net Work, a fancy technique rarely seen today, a net is made with shuttle and thread and a lovely design is stitched into the meshes of the net. There are many charts designs for creating the netted patterns of edgings & insertions.
15 Pages. This edition contains spectacular examples of crocheted laces for the church. The selection here is some of the best that I have seen from this period. Some of the designs are shown on the cover, such as the Dove and Chalice wide border and the Holy Cross edging with corner. Not shown on the cover is a lovely Passion Flower Lace panel for Alb, a Fleur de Lis border for trimming a Cotta and two crocheted girdles. This beautiful lace was once work made out of devotion for the Church, now it is rarely made by hand - what can be better than to make a gift of such lovely laces to your family church!
15 Pages. This edition contains a highly appealing, beautiful collection of crocheted laces. These are wide laces suitable for table cloths, bedspreads, talbe runners, tea cloths and much more. The designs includ lovely roses, geometrics and apple patterns. There is also a pattern for the edgings and insertions used in a diamond pattern table cloth. These are heirloom quality laces, great for your home or a gift for a bride!
15 Pages. This book contains patterns for a spectacular assortment of crocheted laces, including the to-die-for Iris and Waterlily pattern seen on the cover. There is also a Greek Key design for a corner, the regal Wentworth Inset and Corner design, the Star Design edging and motif for a bedspread, a Basket of Flowers motif and two simple laces with a shamrock and diamond design. A lovely, lovely collection!
15 pages. A lovely collection of sock snd stocking patterns of simple design and construction. The designs are for boys and girls from toddler age to young teen and are of vintage design with styles that include lovely fold-over tops. Sock knitting is a great way to use up your small bits of yarn - with nearly instant gratification!
15 Pages. A stunning assortment of warm knit and crochet garments for infants. Whether you are looking for the prefect baby shower gift, or you are making garments for your own baby - this book is a goldmine of great ideas. Beautifully constuctred items such as bootees, bonnets, blankets, vests, pilch and leggings. This book is a much have any young mother - or proud grandma!
15 Pages. This book contains wonderful knitting projects for toddler age children of up to two years of age. These hand knits will make the prefect addition to a young child's wardrobe, with itemns such as coats, gloves, petticoat, a lovely dress, a vest or T-shirt, leggings, hats and much more. these are wonderful projects that are easily made.
15 Pages. Exquisite designs for lace edgings and insertions for table cloths. There are two major designs themes in this book. There is the "Moth and Rose" design, pictured on the cover and there is also the elegant "Daffodil" design. Beautiful for a tea table - or for a holiday setting.
15 Pages. This book contains an adorable assortment of hand knitted vests, these are close fitting undergarments that resemble the t-shirts that we wear today. There are 14 lovely designs to choose from for both boys and girls ages 2 to 14 years.
15 Pages. A beautiful collection of finely crocheted lace edgings and insertions suitable for creating lovely household linens. Projects include a fabulous large lace corner and triangle with a tulip pattern, and also the Virginia Creaper Table Runner - a beautiful design with a lovely vine lace pattern. This book is well illustrated and contains excellent instructions to make these wonderful items.
15 Pages. This books contains a fantastic assortment of 13 lovely hand knitted close fitting vest shirts for men and women. The men's designs button down varieties with both long and short sleeves and resemble Henley shirts that are worn today. The women's designs are lovely with filet lace designs, frilled edges and many sleeveless designs.
15 Pages. A book such as this one should be in the library of everyone who loves fine stitchery. There are over 100 illustrations of a wide range of stitches and techniques. There are detailed descriptions for each illustration explaining why a stitch is to be made in a certain fashion, and the directions in which to place your stitches. This book will help you turn your needlework pieces into masterpieces!
15 Pages. This book focuses mainly n one pattern - the spectacular, wide lace crocheted table cloth that you see on the cover. There is also a smaller matching pattern to this design suitable for a breakfast, or tea tray. Exquisite laces such as this would make lovely wedding gifts, and wouldbecome cherished family herilooms!
15 Pages. An excellent collection of knitting and crochet patterns for sixteen unique bootees for infants. These bootees are perfect gift for a baby shower that are very quick to make, and many beautiful designs to choose from. Styles in knitting include the luxurious bootees in Rabbit's Wool, several stocking-like styles that are very simple in construction. Some of the lovely crochet styles include knee-high leggings and two styles of crochet shoes. A truly beautiful assortment of patterns to make footwear that are the perfect gift for you new arrival!
15 Pages. Books such as this one are very popular, particularly for crocheters who are learning to master the art of lacemaking. This book contains 17 different crocheted lace edgings to add the finishing touch to a wide range of projects. There are dainty narrow laces for handkerchiefs or undergarments and wider laces for table runners and cloths. A beautiful selection!
15 Pages. There is nothing warmer and more comfortable than a fine pair of hand knitted socks. This edition contains 8 practical socks and 4 lovely golf stockings for men. All of the designs are well illustrated, and they all include detailed instructions. They are twelve great nostalgic designs that your man will love.
15 Pages. This book contains an adorable collection of hand made toys worked in Knitting, Crochet and Cut Wool. The collection includes two Teddy Bears, Mary and her little Lamb, a Rabbit, a Penquin, an Elephant, a Hippo, a Spaniel Pup, a Terrier Pup and a washable Ball for a baby. The designs are inqenious and destined to become favorite family heirlooms.
15 Pages. There is nothing more inviting than a well-dressed table, and what a fine welcome is shown with the designs in this book. There are several lovely designs, including a whimsical butterfly lace edging and triangle to adorn a tablecloth, a medallion lace designfor an afternoon tea cloth, a handsome tulip design for a tea cosy and two other decorative edgings featuring ships and crosses.
15 Pages. Whether you are a novice to sock knitting - or an advanced knitter looking for new ideas, this book has it all. From the first cast on to finishing, it is loaded with wonderful techniques to master the craft. There are wonderfully clear illustrations and several lovely patterns, including a durable sock for a toddler, Men's fold-over golf stockings, Ladies thigh-high golf stockings, and Gym hose for a girl. An excellent resource!
15 Pages. A glorious collection of crocheted laces with a rose design. There are three beautiful lace edges and trims, a handsome tea cosy, a beautiful oval rose insertion for a table cloth and a beautiful rose trim for curtains. If you love roses, this is the book for you!
15 Pages. This book contains an adorable collection of hand knitted garments for children from the late 1920's. They are as beautiful as they are functional. Items include a frock for a 2 to 3 year old, 2 lovely lacy dresses for toddlers, the "Buster" suit for a boy, a charming Matinee coat and bonnet set for an infant, a coat and hat set for a 2 to 3 year old, A tunic suit dress and a bunny wool dress for an 18 month old. a lovely assortment of styles!
15 Pages. For those who have mastered the art of crocheted lace, this edition of Weldon's has everything to entice you! The main project in this book is a spectacular crocheted centerpiece with a bounty of fruit in the center. in addition to this there are matching place mats and glass mats to complete the set. In addition to this there are also a few other patterns for edgings designed for centerpieces and placemats. This is stunning work!
15 Pages. If you grew up in a frigid climate like I did, you will know that there is nothing warmer and more comforting that hand made scarves and gloves to beat out the chill. This edition of Weldon's contains an excellent assortment of designs for Ladies, Men and children that are worked in knitting and crochet. There is a knitted scarf in ribbing, child's gloves for an 8 to 10 year old, useful gloves for a 5 to 7 year old, hard wearing gloves in Moss Stitch (a style that will last forever), plain knitted gloves for a lady, elegant gauntlets for a lady, striped scarf and gauntlet gloves, plus several more designs. An excellent collection with many usedful designs!
15 Pages. A beautifully illustrated manual to learn the fine art of crochet. This book is a wonderful resource for those who are just starting out, as well as seasoned crochet workers. There are photo charts in this book with hook sizes that will be invaluable to folks who are looking to recreate vintage patterns. There are also instructions for a nice variety of obscure crochet stitches, finshed projects include a lovely shawl, and some lovely edgings & insertions.
15 Pages. Fine and delicate laces such as these are the treasured heirlooms that our grandmother's passed on to us. This book contains a collection of 5 handsome crocheted lace designs. There is the "Evelyn", a lovely floral lace recommended for an afternoon tea cloth. There is also the "Alicia" lace, a delicate 4 1/2" lace in a geometric pattern. Next is a lovely teacloth worked in a Butterfly Lace pattern. Next is the simple "Patricia" lace with a diamond pattern. The masterwork of this book is the stunning Peacock lace, designed for an afternoon teacloth. It is a wide lace with delicate peacocks encircling it.
15 Pages. This book contains a wonderful assortment 17 comfortable and cosy garments for infants worked in both knitting and crochet. The garments include bonnets, coats, leggings, blankets, vests, pilches, dresses and warm shawls to wrap baby in. Great ideas for the perfect shower gift!
15 pages. This unique book will surely become a favorite for lace knitters because of many lovely unique edgings that are found here. the edgings come in many sizes, styles and skill levels. There are also corner designs for decorating household linens. There are twelve designs to choose from, for a myriad of proctical uses. Also included is a design sheet to embroider onto a table cloth.
15 Pages. A lovely and nostalgic collection of six knitted dresses and one crocheted dress designed for a girl 2 to 6 years of age. The patterns are simple in style and construction, and the designs are adorable. Also included is a template for adding embroidered flowers or patterns to the dresses for a little added touch of color. These would also look cute on a large sized doll!
15 Pages. This is the most luxurious collection of WWII era knitted children's garments you would ever hope to see! They are all made in beautiful English Rabbit Wool, and are as cosy as they are beautiful. All of the designs are for children up to 3 years old and they include a beret, bonnets, gloves, leggings, a poke bonnet and the bunny wool set seen on the cover, ducky coat and cap, two designs for bootees and gloves with rabbit wool gauntlets. A beautiful collection of fine garments.
15 Pages. A lovely and whimsical collection of crocheted laces, motifs anf embroidered appliques for suitable for a nursery. There is a knitted bunny, a crocheted elephant and bunny, and a pram cover with a filet crochet doggie pattern. The lace patterns include a knitted edging for a baby's pillow, and a lace with squirrel pattern for curtains and other filet laces with chickens, dolls and circus animals.
15 Pages. This book is a pre-WWII collection of 12 lovely styles of socks for children ages 1 to 8 years old. The styles range from the plain and simple to fancy and lacy. Included are several patterns for boys with a fold down top, and a pattern supplement with stitch diagrams. Although the patterns are written for a younf child, a knitter with sock knitting expeience can easily adapt them for larger sizes. Lovely and practical!
15 Pages. Ecclesiastical laces such as these are rarely ever seen today in pattern form. Once a sign of devotion by a parishioner to God and their Church, today, they are rarely - if ever - made by hand. The patterns are all worked in crochet and they include a Fleur-de-Lis lace, A wide bordering for an alb, an edging for an altar cloth, A magnificient Dove and Chalice design for an altar in filet crochet, and lastly a cross design edging for a credence cloth or alb.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's is loaded with wonderful designs for Women, Men and children. These are the warm, snuggly items that one would wear around the home. Items include a stunning crocheted wrap for a lady, a lovely knitted lace dressing jacket, a crocheted circular shawl, a colorful crocheted scarf, a dressing gown and slipper set for a young child, three variations of knitted bedsocks, and durable knitted slippers for a gent.
15 Pages. One of the best ways to sharpen your skills in fine crochet work is by making lovely lace edgings. Not only are they great practice, but they are lovely additions to household linens or delicate garments. Whether you fancy lovely filet crochet roses or daffodils - or geometric patterns such as diamonds or crosses - you will find just the right finishing for you needs! This edition contains 13 exquisite laces, edgings and corners in both floral and conventional patterns - a creative goldmine for lovers of this fine work!
15 Pages. What an amazing collection of classic vintage underwear this book holds! In it you will find the actual patterns to make many useful denure garments. Included is a knitted spaghetti-strap vest with a Greek design along the border, a lovely crocheted brassiere, a one-piece knitted combination garment, a knitted form-fitting slim-line panties, pretty knitted cami-knickers with a deep-V back, a fabulous crochet corselette and lastly a delicate little knitted spencer. These are wonderful designs!
15 pages. Lovely and stylish collection of crocheted edgings and insertions to be used in the construction of stunning Afternoon Tea-Cloths. These heirloom quality designs speak volumes of the elegant period before WWII. The patterns in this book are for the crocheted portions of these linens only, and include whimsical ideas such as butterflies and a ribbon patterned lace. Also includes a pattern for a Knitted Lace Motif table cloth and a delicate fan edging for a round cloth.
15 Pages. Of the many beautiful kinds of white embroidery, that known as Broderie Anglaise is one of the most lovely. Because the stitches needed for its execution are few and not difficult to the the work has a special appeal for the woman who likes to embroider her houselinen and her own dainty lingerie. The work is done entirely with a thread to match the material base, there are no difficult questions of color blending to deal with. This book is an excellent resource, providing illustrated instruction for dozens of stitches including ladder-work, scalloping and hemstitching. A valuable resource that is filled with lovely ideas!
15 Pages. One of the most practical and elegant ways to bring sophistication and personalization to a garment or other project is to add your own monogram to the finish design. This book contains instruction in the embroidery stitches - as well as instruction for simple crochet insets for every letter in the alphabet! Please note that for some of the embroidery monograms and letters, the book refers to obtaining transfers - these transfers are no longer available unless you happen to find an antique copy. But it does provide valuable information in stitches and placing monograms with the most pleasing effect.
15 Pages. Despite its beauty, Filet Lace is also one of the simplest to make. The instructions are here to make your own netting, but if time is short, you can also purchase netting to suit your needs. These spectaular designs are created by simply darning the design within the netting. There are simple designs for edgings to get you started - and spectacular edgings and insents as you progress. Also included is a chapter on how to make netting and a pattern for a lovely netted boudoir cap.
15 Pages. The Weldon's series of Needlework books contained some of the finest crochet lace edgings, and this edition is no exception. In here are patterns to make several different designs for for adorning your heirloom household linens - including the very popular grapes and vines. An excellent addition for a crochet lace library!
15 Pages. Shawls such as these are probably one of the most useful items that you could make back in the 1930's. Not only did they keep you warm during chilly weather, but this book contains shawls meant as a wrap for an infant but also for a grannie and invalid. The shawls were made in both knitting and crochet and they styles vary from the functional to lacey works of art. They are alll beauties that would make a lovely gift!
15 Pages. This rare vintage era book contains ten beautiful patterns for delicate decorative doilies. Doily making is an art form unto itelf, with patterns as varied as the delicate snowflakes that they resemble. This book contains ten designs worked in guipure lace, filet crochet as well as other distinctive patterns..
15 Pages. This edition contains a great assortment of functional warm woolies to chase the chill away. For ladies there is a lovely crocheted shawl, a matching knitted gauntlet and scarf set, knitted bedsocks, a comfortable knitted camisole, a dainty crocheted dressing jacket, a knitted body belt, bedsocks and knee caps. For children there is a great knitted scarf with pockets. For men there are fabulous knitted fingerless sports gloves and knitted drawers. A great assortment ofsmall, quickly made patterns.
19 Pages. This book contains a fantastic assortment of practical patterns for knitted garments for infants. Selected exclusively in 1933 by the Matron of the City of London Maternity Hospital, these patterns are both beautiful and functional. The patterns include a knitted vest for a newborn, as well as an easy to knit garter-stitch set of leggings, jumper coat and bonnet. Also in knitting, there are adorable bootikins, a cosy bonnet and glovelets, a dainty lace frock, a diamond lace matinee coat, belts, a pilch, a lovely dress fo an 18 month-old and finally a beautifull knitted shawl.
15 Pages. There is something so lovely about the children's designs from the 1930's. Functional as well as stylish, these are designs that will blend well with today's fashions. The desings included are a knitted dress and beret set (as seen on the cover) for a 3 year old, a crocheted jersey for a 6 to 8 year old boy, a crocheted dress for a 4 to 6 year old, a knitted set including coat, knickers and hat for a two year old, a sailor suit for a 4 year old, and lastly a lovely knitted dress for a 6 to 8 year old.
15 Pages. Richelieu Embroidery is an an ancient embroidery technique that began its origin in Italy. It consists of simple, large designs that are outlined in buttonhole stitch and once completed, the background is cut away to reveal the lovely openwork of the design. This book contains detailed illustrated instructions to create this lovely work.
15 Pages. A collection of five lovely decorative crocheted lace edgings and insertions to be used for creating heirloom quality table cloths. The five laces are Mosaic lace, Greek Key lace and corner, Inverness lace, Diamond Mosaic lace, and the beautiful Clematis lace. Contained in this book are very detailed instructions to make all of these laces.
15 Pages. Toys are so much fun to make! This edition of Weldon's has a lovely assortment of easy to make toys, doll's clothes and even an outfit or two for a baby. Projects include the knitted romper seen on the cover, a spectacular knitted doll's complete outfit, a Connie Cuddles doll, A lovely daisy pattern crocheted dress and matinee coat for an infant, stuffed animals such as 2 bunnies, a penguin, a terrier and a koala bear, an Asian themed peanut puppet, a knitted frock and a Noah's Ark afghan. Wonderful book!
15 Pages. A stunning assortment of lingerie garments in a variety of different construction methods. There are dainty crocheted yokes, meant to be sewn on to a lingerie gown or knicker set. There are also patterns for the most alluring knitted one piece, as is pictured on the cover. The largest project in the book is a knitted floor-length night-dress with matching chic capelet. A book that will bring out the 'Glamour Girl' in any woman!
15 Pages. A profusely illustrated instruction book on the fine art of lace making with tatting shuttle or crochet hook. The illustrations are some of the best you will find from this era, with clear instructions that a novice can easliy follow. The instructions for several lovely examples of tatted edgings are also included as well as a pattern for a hankie with a tatted edging. The second portion of the book has several lovely patterns for crocheted lace edgings, including filet crochet and maltese work. An excellent resource!
15 Pages. This book is collection of patterns for hand knitted and crocheted children's garments for little ones ages 2 to 6 years. The patterns include a dainty crochet party frock, a knitted dress and knicker set, knitted blouse and knicker set for a boy, a knitted dress with lace godets, a knitted jersey and knicker set for a boy, and lastly a knitted lace tea dress with matching knickers. These are wonderful timeless patterns!
15 Pages. Drawn Thread work and Needleweaving is and simple embroidery method to add elegance to a wide variety of decorative items. Projects include two variants of insertions for guest towels, elegant insertions for a boudoir set, a stunning hand-embroidered bed linen set, a dining rooms set including napkins and placemats, a beautiful tea cloth, a lovely embroidered lounge set including pillow and a chair set in needleweaving. A wondeful and eye-catching technique!
15 Pages. Any student of a craft knows that the best way to master the craft is to have a good teacher. This book fills that description with little argument. Profusely illustrated with finished examples and clear drawings of 32 different embroidery stitches, and stitch techniques. There is something here for all skill levels in this art form!
15 Pages. Doilies provide a beautiful decorative touch to any table, whether a dining table, a coffee table, side table or any other table. Table Doilies are very useful table linens which can protect your furniture from scratches from crockery. Doilies can be used for various in variety of ways depending on the size. These great patterns from the 1930's will fill your home with nostalgic beauty. The designs are worked in lacy crochet techniques, including a design of beautiful roses.
15 Pages. This book contains nine of the lovliest knitted and crocheted infant's jackets you would ever hope to make. These are heirloom quality garments that future family generations would cherish. One style includes a matching bonnet. Have an infant on the way? What better gift can you give the new arrival than an exquisite hand made garment!
15 Pages. Tatting is one of the most beautiful forms of lace work, as well as one of the most ancient. It is truly amazing to see some of the intricate designs that were made with this technique with merely a shuttle and thread. Some of the designs include stars, a butterfly and an oval motif. Also included in this book are lovely crocheted edgings which includes a stunning shamrock lace and a dainty fan lace.
15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's contains excellent, well illustrated instructions for many a variety of lovely smocking patterns. There are a wide variety of stitch designs and finished project ideas, which include clothing and curtains. It does show the placement of these smocking patterns on garments - but it does not give patterns for the garment itself. There is also a section of the book devoted to the art of Shirring or Italian Smocking. A treasure trove of information on this lovely needlework!
15 Pages. There is nothing more lovely than a well dressed English tea table. Included in this book is the lovely set on the cover, which is a filet crochet peacock lace table cloth with matching tea cosy and napkins. Also included is an elegant rhodendron design for a table cloth. All laces are worked in Filet Crochet and come with detailed instructions to work them.
15 Pages. Simple instructions for 7 beautiful hand knitted sweaters for boys aged 8 to 18 years of age. The patterns are are basic designs that are so easy to make. There is nothing warmer than a hand made sweater - he'll beg you to make another one when he grows out of it!
15 Pages. A lovely collection of knitted and crocheted clothing for children using an elegant artificial silk yarn. The designs include a lovely round-yoke crochet dress for a 5 year old, a knitted "Buster Suit" for a 2 to 3 year old, a knitted frock for a 2 to 3 year old, a sweet knitted coat, a lacy dress for a 2 to 4 year old, a knitted coat for a 3 to 4 year old, and lastly a knitted two-color frock for a 5 to 6 year old. A wonderful resource to dress your child in elegance!
15 Pages. The delightful pastime of Quilting dates as far back as the 11th century, and is perhaps the easiest form of needlecraft. Using simple embroidery stitches and an idea - you can create items for your home decor that will last a lifetime. There are three forms of quilting mentioned in this book - the first is the simple technique of stitching two or three thicknesses of material together with either back stitch, chain stitch or running stitch. The second form of quilting is called Italian or Trapunto Quilting, which is the raised variety. The third form of quilting is Shadow Quilting - in this technique is worked from the wronf side with brightly colored threads for an altogether different effect. This is a delightful book that is filled with ideas!
15 Pages. This crochet book is one ofseveral in the Weldon's series with beautiful designs to make Ecclesiastical laces. The designs are magnificent works of art to adorn altars, tables and albs. The designs include crosses, doves and chalice, a grape vine and a narrow lace with a cross and crown. These regal designs are worked in Filet Crochet and will make beautiful additions to your house of worship.
16 Pages. If you are a vintage doll collector - or just a lover of this era, you will want to take a look at this one! These are some of the most adorable hand crafted doll's clothing I have seen. The lovely dresses are delicate and frilly. The Jacket and Beret for the School Girl doll is practical and polished. Such a sweet little collection of doll's fashions! There is no date on this book - circa 1920.
16 Pages. This edition contains an adorable collection of hand knitted cold weather wear for young boys and girls. There are many lovely styles of coats, dresses, leggings, and sweaters in many different stitches and designs. These are all classic children's outfits that never go out of fashion.
15 pages. This is a book filled with knitting and crochet patterns for fabulous gloves with matching scarfs. Several of the patterns are in a sophisticated gauntlet style. The scarf styles are a unique assortment of shapes and functions. There is a simple trianglular lace scarf, a cravat pictured on the cover of the book, and a riding stock - with diagrams of the proper way to tie the stock. There is also a gayly patterned Jazz scarf and a unique tailor type scarf which mimicks a button up neckline. A collection like no other!
15 Pages. This book contains instructions for making 12 adorable depressions era hats and bonnets for young children. The styles are like no others from this era - and certainly like nothing that you would see today! There are bonnets are worked in both knitting and crochet and the patterns are for children up to 3 years of age. There are fantastic photos of the hats and clearly written instructions to have to well on your way to making these lovely hats.
15 Pages. Faggoting is certainly one of the most useful methods of sewing because it is both practical and ornamental. The general principle of the work is the joining of two pieces of fabric by means of an insertion stitch or decorative embroidery. The stitches used in this book are Twisted Insertion stitch, Knotted Insertion Stitch, Mock Hemstitching, and Lacea Stitch. The method for working is very simple, the two edges to be joined are tacked at an equal distance apart onto a stiff paper, then the stitches can be easily and quickly formed. A very lovely technique to add a rich and lovely flair to your sewing projects!
15 Pages. Sail off into slumberland with this lovely collection of sophisticated dressing gowns, jackets and nighties from the early 1930's. The work is in both knitting and crochet and items include a frilly crocheted dressing jacket, a lovely floor-length knitted nightie with a fancy top and a crocheted shingle cap for curly heads. Also included is a very lacy crocheted bed jacket, a knitted nightie and jacket set, a knitted dressing gown with matching slippers and two lovely knitted bedjackets.
15 Pages. This book is titled "Shawls", but the nine patterns that it contains are recognized in the U.S. as Baby Blankets. They are all beautiful and functional, and they could quite easily be used as a shoulder wrap or traditional shawl. The patterns for the nine shawls are very lovely with delicate patterns worked in both Knitting and Crochet. If you have a baby or an upcoming shower - you will find great inspiration here for a lovely project.
15 Pages. This edition contains a sweet collection of nine designs for hand knitted edgings and delicate lace doilies. Designs include the Fantasy lace - a zig-zag eyelet pattern for an insertion and edging. The square shaped diamond lace doily is knitted in the round on five needles. There is also a delicate feather lace doily as well as the picotee and simple lace edgings for the perfect finishing. Also included is a pattern for a fabulous star lace doily as well as two finely made spider web patterns. A great selection for the lace knitter!
15 Pages. Ecclesiastical laces such as these are rarely ever seen today in pattern form. Once a sign of devotion by a parishioner to God and their Church, today, they are rarely - if ever - made by hand. These lovely devotional laces are worked in both crochet and there is a pattern for a Dickel Lace Altar cloth work in needle lace. The work is elegant and quite beautiful - suitable for display in churches of many denominations.
15 Pages. Some of the most wonderful hat designs you will ever see came from the 1930's. This book contains not only the hats - but also matching scarfs and purses to complete the ensemble! The work is in both knitting and crochet. There are various styles of hats including a motoring "helmet", a Tam and more stylish designs suitable for a night on the town. A Fabulous book!
15 Pages. This book is loaded with some of the most beautiful and delicate crochet trimmings that you will find! Using a simple ball of cotton, you can add a sophisticated flair to almost any outfit. The patterns include a lovely crocheted collar, a dainty front in Solomon's Knots, neck frills, a "Leaf" crochet collar, an Irish Crochet bow and "Fan" jabot, a fish-net collar, a jabot in crochet and faggot stitch, several macrame belts, edgings for hangkerchiefs and initials. If your are looking for inspiration, this may be the perfect book for you!
15 Pages. This book contains a fabulous assortment of delicate crocheted lace work to adorn a table cloth. The patterns are quite lovely and include all of the designs seen on the cover as well as a stunning pattern with birds and flowers that is not shown. This work is fine and delicate and suitable for needleworkers with intermediate or higher skill levels.
15 Pages. A fantastic assortment of 12 crochet edgings and insets to use for adorning table cloths, handkerchiefs and other lovely linens. Most of the designs are worked in Filet Crochet, however there are other techniques as well. the designs include florals, a fleur-de-lis, wheels, fans and so much more. With the easy to follow instructions, this book is a "must own"!
15 pages. Not just for children, this is a great resource book to learn the art of knitting. It teaches basic techniques such as casting on and off, increasing and decreasing, as well as 5 basic stitches all used in this book. There are also great patterns included including a five piece outfit for a doll and accessories for a young girl. A wonderful book.
15 Pages. A book that is filled with adorable knitting and crochet patterns for infant's bootees and slippers, as well as several patterns for socks for for toddlers. These lovely items work up so fast, it's almost instant gratification. Don't have a baby on the way? How about making them for hospital infants! There is no better way to use up your small bits of yarn and bring pleasure to the parents of a new born. A lovely book!
15 Pages. Lovely crochet edgings such as these are never out of fashion. Using a simple ball of cotton you can create a stunning finish to a simple project. The designs include the Bar and Fan edgings, the cluny and trefoil edgings, the filet and imitation tatting, Rose and the Dahlia designs, the scallop, the periwinkle, the arches, the quins, the shell point, Irish crochet, narrow fan, open fan, the imitation hairpin, the 3" wide "Julie" lace, and lastly there are two different turret edges. The designs are simple but their beauty is timeless.
15 Pages. this book contains a lovely collection of 8 handmade ladies sweater and pullover patterns worked in knitting and crochet. Well illustrated, the patterns are mostly for medium size with one pattern in crochet for a slender lady. The patterns are as follows: A jumper in open-stripe knitting, a one-piece silk jumper, the trellis and crescent lace for trimming, the Pauline jumper in crochet, a woollen jumper in openwork knitting, a jumper in knot-stitch knitting, two different crocheted belts, simple knitted lace sweater, a linen thread jumper in knitting, and a fine wool jumper in knitting. A beautiful assortment of sweaters that would be a great addition of any wardrobe!
20 Pages. Who doesn't love toys? This book from the Weldon's Knitting series contains a beautiful collection of vintage toys. Many are knitted, but there are also toys such as the elephant and giraffe on the cover which are created by sewing pieces of felt or "American Cloth". Not sure what that is, but I think it may be vinyl. There are also lovely outfits for dolls, and the adorable knitted Mary and her Lamb.
19 pages. Oooo La La! What a fantastic assortment of delicate ladies underthings this book contains! Published at the time of WWII, this well-illustrated book contains nine different sets of delicate lovely undergarments for the fashionable lady of the 1930's. The patterns include a simple overshirt and pantie set. The Sybil, a smart lace two-piece in a diamond pattern, and the Halcyon - a two piece set with delicate cables in the vest. Next is the Monica design, a form fitting one-piece vest with ribbon straps and the Ruth, a sexy form fitting design worked in ribbing. Next are two similar sets, the Marjorie and the Sonia styles. These two are a charming open work design with spaghetti straps that are form fitting and flattering for your figure. Next is the Flora set, a two piece design in simple knitting and lastly the Femina, a simple design that is also worked in plain knitting. An excellent book of fine underthings!
17 Pages. A delightful collection of knitted and crocheted woolen wear for children from the depression era. These garmets are quite distinctive and lovely in design. Garments include infant's coat & bonnet, knitted preschool age leggings & coat, knitted fancy coat for toddler, knitted set of coat and bonnet for toddler, boys' jumper suit, several pretty toddler's crocheted frocks, infant's knitted one-piece romper, chid's crocheted coat and hat set, a matching knitted infant's coat & bonnet and an adorable knitted cape and bonnet set for a girl. A lovely and timeless collection!
17 Pages. No wardrobe for the well-heeled gent of the 1920's is complete without a fashionable assortment of hand made sweaters and other accessories. This book contains an excellent assortment of patterns that are simple in construction and elegant in appeal. All patterns are in medium size, and are worked in knitting, except for one cardigan that is worked in crochet. The patterns include a a simple to knit pullover with a collar, a handsome v-neck sweater with drop sleeves, a tennis or sport coat cardigan, a very handsome striped waistcoat, a ribbed v-neck sweater is colored collar and cuffs, a knitted cardigan coat and a crocheted cardigan coat with pockets, a gent's cardigan with moss-stitch border, a warm waist-length sweater with or without sleeves and lastly EIGHT different patterns for neckties!
17 Pages. There are so many forms of lace work, but most will agree that crocheted lace is probably the most versatile when one seeks to add a frill to a project's edging. This book contains over 60 illustrations of a wide variety of crocheted lace edgings & insertions. Using simple stitches, you can create some lovely and timeless laces. Some styles include beading, double frilled edgings, Aida edging, pointed picot, Milanese, Harrogate, Maltese, Cluny and so much more. A fabulous book with wonderful illustrations and descriptive instructions.
19 pages. To our boys in the armed services, these warm handknits from home can be a Godsend! It can be cold out on the fields of battle, these warm woollies are just the thing to keep our boys from catching cold and remind them of the ones who love them back home. This collection has a great assortment of hand knitting patterns that are perfect for our fighting boys. The patterns include "Flying Gloves", mittens with a split thumb and finger compartment so that you can use your fingers without taking them off. Other patterns include a helmet hat with a scarf attached, a cabled turtleneck sweater for a sailor, a sleeveless vest, a double knit short scarf and undercollar, a v-neck vast, a warm helmet with ear flaps, a long sleeve pullover, a skull cap to wear under a helmet, a button down cardigan, spiral knit overboot stockings, plain knit sea boot stockings, long and short service socks, a scarf in brioche stitch, plain gloves, fingerless gloves, and lastly, a ribbed helmet with a peaked visor. An excellent pattern book to make the things our boys need when they are far from home!
18 Pages. There ia no date on this book, however the sleek long lines of these outfits and the art deco stylings tell me it is from the 1920's. There are several beautiful outfits for women and also a sports sweater for a young gent. A charming collection of knitted and crocheted vintage dresses.
17 Pages. A rare and wonderful edition of Weldon's Magazine on the topic of Raffia Work. It is a technique worked in both crochet and weaving with fabulous results. There are loads of projects such as many designs of woven dish mats - that would even make great rugs! There are also stunning hats, many hat trims including a woven Egyptian Scarab emblem for a hat, many designs for baskets and tote bags, ingenious little slippers that are woven or crocheted and finally woven raffia cushions. There is much to inspire here!
15 Pages. There is nothing more beautiful than the ancient English art of Smocking. If you are unfamiliar with it, it is a lovely method of gathering a broad piece of cloth in a garment such as a dress into small pleats with decorative stitching. This edition of Weldons contains many lovely patterns for smocking with a wide variety of stitch designs.
19 Pages. There is nothing like the sleek, art deco styles of the "Gatsby" era, and this collection of lovely sweaters is the perfect collection of the fashions of the day. Modest in design and cut these sweaters are a beautiful remind of days gone by. All of the designs are worked in knitting, some with lovely lace stitch patterns. All sweaters are in size medium and a skillful knitter can alter them into just about any size she may need. This would be the perfect pattern book for the lady who loves this era!
17 Pages. If there was a prize for the lovliest Art Deco cover, this one would surely win the prize! This book contains instruction to make a wide assortment of useful items in the timeless art of cane basketry. There are many projects to choose from, including a decorative flower basket, a durable wastepaper basket, a holder for a glass tumbler, a work basket with lid, a lovely breakfast tray, table mats, tea cosy and many more wonderful ideas to choose from. This book is well illustrated with large photographs for the novice to follow. If you have never done this work,this is the perfect place to start!
19 Pages. A truly gorgeous selection of ten different hand knitting patterns for vintage sweater and tunics. All patterns are written in size medium, but a skillful knitter will have no trouble adjusting the patterns to just about any size. There are many lovely styles to choose from, all worked in beautiful examples of openwork stitching. The book is well written, with diagrams and fabulous photogrpahs. An excellent resource to make these "Gatsby Era" fashions!
18 Pages. Lovely and Lacey - these jumpers, or sweaters in the US are beautiful works of art. They are all worked in various crochet stitches with lovely decorative finishings. This book also contains a page of stitch instructions that is written in both English and French. The designs are timeless and quite unlike other jumpers seen from thsi era - and the patterns are designed for a number of different figure types. A wonderful book!
19 Pages. A handsome selection of seven fashionable sweaters patterns for ladies from the golden age of the Roaring Twenties. There are designs in simple knitting, fair isle, intarsia and knitted lace techniques. The patterns are all written in size medium using 3.25mm to 4mm size knitting needles. This is a great assortment of fashionable vintage sweater designs that are simple in construction. Several of the designs are knitted in one piece and each design includes a small diagram with the garment measurements included. A beautiful and hard to find collection!
19 Pages. Beautiful crochet sweaters such as these are a beautiful addition to any wardrobe. Timeless in appeal and beauty, this book contains complete patterns to make eight lovely sweaters from the 1920's. All designs are in size medium and are diagrammed with the measurements to assist you in creating them once again. Some designs are simple crochet and constucted in just a few pieces, and others are more elaborate designs made with lovely medallions and pieced together in strips. This is truly a great collection of lovely feminine designs that never go out of fashion!
19 Pages. If you are looking for the perfect filet lace edging for your project, you need not look any further. This book contains a spectacular assortment of laces and the full instructions to make them. The designs are numerous and lovely, but the most spectacular is the elegant grapevine lace that would the perfect edging for an embroidered table linen. If the grapevine does not suit your pleasure, there is a gorgeous cyclamen lace, a delicate floral that has a beautiful timeless appeal. A stunning book of fine laces!
19 Pages. This edition from Weldon's contains projects that are quite different than the earlier book on Raffia Work. The projects include woven mats, crocheted and woven purses, bags and hats. Some of the more unique items can be seen on the cover - there is a woven cake stand seen on the far left, a picture embroidered on raffia cloth and a fire screen that is also embroidered. A rare and inspiring book circa 1920's.
19 Pages. A lovely collection of Flapper Era Jumpers, or what we refer to in the US as Sweaters. The styles, as seen on the cover, are very unique, and they are not like sweaters worn in the States during this time period. This is a slight problem with this book - the original edition was in very poor condition. I have restored the text to where it is perfect and readable, but some of the pictures show crease lines and distortions that were unrepairable.
17 Pages. For many centuries past leather has been used by man for various purposes, and nothing is more important than wearing apparel and the decoration of the home. Beautiful, useful and durable items can be made by following the illustrations and instructions contained in this book. Simple to follow instructions to make such items as wallets, purses, an eye glass case, a bracelet and many other great ideas for personal use or gifts.
17 Pages. This is a very interesting book for anyone interested in unique painting and decorating techniques such as Dargeena - a method of painting on glass and fabrics, Renasco - an Italian Renaissance technique of painting on a durable hardened textured paste, Pompeian - the art of painting on glass, wood, metal or leather using a liquid enamel paint; and finally Italian Gesso work - the art of using a paste to cover a durable item such as a trinket box with a firm coating which is then painted. The are loads of idea in this book for projects, including drawings which can be added to any surface and painted using the techniques that are described. It is a home art class in one little book!
15 Pages. If you are unfamiliar with Batik, it is great technique to try out. It involves marking a fabic with wax designs, dying it in a single color or multi colors, and then removing the wax with hot water to reveal the design. The book contains 2 colored pages of projects and all the instructions you need to be on your way.
17 Pages. This wonderful book is a fabulous resource for WWI era fancy Golf stockings for Menand boys - and even a cute Tennis Stocking for a lady. PLEASE NOTE - It does, however have a flaw. One of the patterns has a big piece missing from it. The written instructions for this pattern are intact, but the diagram for this pattern is missing the upper quarter. There are still twelve other patterns that are untouched in this fascinating book!
19 Pages. This eclectic edition contains a beautiful selection of colorful crocheted edgings and insertions to be used in the finishing of dresses, lingerie and household linens. The unique thing about these designs is that they are meant to be fashioned in vibrant colors - some designs are even in several colors - a step away from the mono-color designs that were the prevailing choice of the time. Each filet crochet edging also comes with a chart to aid in the placement of the colors, and there are complete instructions for every design that you see below.
19 Pages. The Weldon's company produced some of the lovliest books of toy patterns and clothing in their day. This edition has some of the most wonderful designs. There is an adorable dress for a 19" doll that is sewn entirely of ribbons. In addition to this, there is a knitted infant's set, a dress and hat for a 14" doll, a boy doll's knitted outfit, knitted Little Red Riding Hood outfit, and much, much more. The book also contains some small toys that are sewn. An excellent book for a toy craftman or a vintage collector!
19 Pages. This whimsical edition is filled with lovely crocheted butterflies to be used as insets and insertions for table linens, napkins, placemats and even curtain edgings or bed linens! The designs are charming and so simple to make - don't be afraid to let your imagination go wild, you can add these lovely creatures to anything! Watch your project come to life before your very eyes! Real butterflies do not last forever, but adding these lovely crochet insertions to your project will make them a cherished keepsake for many lifetimes.