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. 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 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. 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 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. This is a very unique collection of designs for Victorian era purses, bags, sachets and puncushions - 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. 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 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 fundimentals 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 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. 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 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. 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 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.