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Weldon's Practical Crochet: Twelfth Series—How to Crochet Useful Garments for Ladies, Children, and the Home
PieceWork magazine is pleased to present this exact reproduction (neither alterations nor corrections were made to the original published in 1889) of Weldon’s Practical Crochet. It is a fitting example of needlework and history, hand in hand.
This electronic pattern book opens a window on another time and another place. The time is the late nineteenth century and the place is London, England. Needleworkers of that era would be amazed to see their favorite crochet patterns in a virtual format of which they could never have dreamed.
In an effort to bring needlework to the emerging middle class, Weldon’s, a paper pattern producer of the Victorian era, began to publish monthly newsletters devoted to various crafts (beading, knitting, crochet, patchwork, and the like). These newsletters were typically 14 pages and cost 2 pence. Later, they were collected into book form, titled Weldon’s Practical Needlework. The Twelfth series was included in Volume 5.
We have reproduced for you here the crochet material from the Twelfth Series. The 16 vintage crochet patterns range from simple to ornate and include shawl crochet patterns, baby crochet patterns, crochet jacket patterns and more. Create a lady’s fleecy petticoat, a child’s slipper, a shawl worked in half-crazy stitch, and the intriguing couvre-pied. The patterns are often ingenious, and many of the objects transcend the century-plus span of years since they were devised.
This electronic book serves as a curiosity, an inspiration, a resource, and a link to a time beyond our memories. In using and enjoying it, you keep the craft alive.
Download your copy of Weldon's Practical Crochet: Twelfth Series eBook today!