This arrived in my Inbox the other day and rather caught my eye. Weldon’s Practical Needlework Deluxe Edition from Interweave combines the first six volumes of the series into one collection.
Here’s the blurb which came with the email:
Packed full of useful articles for men, women, and children, cross-stitch patterns, designs for various stitches, Weldon’s Practical Needlework will surprise you with ingenious patterns which are still practical today.
Originally published during the Victorian era in England, Weldon’s Practical Needlework magazines focused on knit, crochet, patchwork, and other needlework.
This magazine offered women of the growing middle class a variety of technical instructions and projects for everyday clothing, baby items, and household goods. The magazine also contained instructions for oddities such as crocheted lampshades, knitted knee-warmers, and even leather flowers.
Now available as an extravagant boxed set, Weldon’s Practical Needlework: Deluxe Edition contains the first 6 volumes of the series. Each hard-cover volume of the series is comprised of 12 monthly issues. There are roughly 16 categories and over 2,000 projects included in this collection.
In addition to knit and crochet, the volumes contain a variety of decorative needlework: crewel, appliqué, cross-stitch, macramé, smocking, bead netting, and other lesser-known techniques.
This collection is a facsimile edition of the original Weldon’s Needlework. No edits or changes have been made to the original documents.
If you are a lover of history, then this collection will satisfy your historical curiosities of knitting, crocheting, and needleworking!
AND, you get a free EBook to go with it. – Weldon’s Practical Needlework: Deluxe Edition + Victorian Times eBook Bundle.
I love these types of things. It reminds me that what goes around, comes around. My mother gave me a slew of old knitting patterns years ago and some of the designs were just gorgeous. And utterly wearable today.
I’ll bet there are some ideas and designs in this collection you could fall in love with.