Weldon's Practical Needlework Deluxe Edition

A lavish hard-cover boxed set, Weldon's Practical Needlework: Deluxe Edition is the perfect collection to add to your needlework library! Enjoy volumes 1-6 of the series as you learn about the history of knitting, crochet and needlework and explore vintage patterns and projects.
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    This lavished box set contains volumes 1-6 of Weldon's Practical Needlework    
 
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Weldon’s Practical Needlework was a popular Victorian magazine of knit, crochet, patchwork, and other “useful articles” involving needlework. Published in England roughly between 1885 and 1915, it offered women of the burgeoning middle class a variety of technical instructions and projects.

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 is comprised of 12 monthly issues. In addition to knit and crochet, each volume contains a variety of decorative needlework: crewel, appliqué, cross-stitch, macramé, smocking, bead netting, and other lesser-known techniques.

This box set servfes as a historical document and a collector's item. Open a window to another time and place with Weldon's Practical Needlework: Deluxe Edition as you explore fashion, domestic life, and the history of needlework.

 

You'll love this book if:

    • You are a lover of history and are looking for an inspirational resource on historical knitting, historical crochet, historical needlework, and vintage patterns.
    • You are a fan of PieceWork, Knitting Traditions, and Crochet Traditions magazines.
  • You love hard copies of books, as they are becoming a rarity.

This collection is a facsimile edition of the original Weldon’s Practical Guide to Needlework and will satifsy the historical curiosities of knitters, crocheters, and needleworkers!

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SKU: 14NW02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Interweave

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781620337417

Number Of Pages: 912

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SKU: 14NW02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Interweave

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781620337417

Number Of Pages: 912

Customer Reviews

Marvelous Review by Andi
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Oh my goodness, I was not expecting the parcel that I received. I had not realised exactly what I'd ordered and was thrilled when I opened the parcel and discovered a glorious boxed set of books. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Wonderful!

(Posted on 10/7/2014)

(Posted on 10/7/2014)

An Incredible Collection Review by Lindsay (Digital Content Producer)
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As someone who is relatively new to the world of vintage and collectible craft materials, I must admit I was overwhelmed by the incredible breadth of topics and instructional detail contained in the Weldon’s Practical Needlework collection. Each volume is something to pore over and every instructional engraving could be considered pieces of art on its own. Every stitch in the illustrations is so clear, I feel as though I could almost knit an edging or a sock from their pictures alone!

Not only something to be cherished as a keepsake, I could see this collection being used frequently in knitting or crochet design as a pattern reference or even a lace stitch dictionary. Have crafter’s block? Take a few pages and read about the structure of a bodice, construction of a practical knitted scarf, or browse through sections on Bulgarian embroidery and macramé lace. It’s hard to come away from Weldon’s without feeling inspired.

Reading through Weldon’s reminded me that no matter how far we come with modern, architectural designs, innovative construction, new tools, and technology in craft, we always go back to our roots. Crafting is a bridge through time, and even though some of the projects are delightfully archaic (“Night Dress Bag,” anyone?), there is something ultimately familiar and comforting about reading and using this collection. I can imagine excited crafters receiving their monthly newsletter with hope and expectation for what might be inside, friends chatting over tea about what projects they might want to try next. The scene might have not been so different from our own stitching groups today.

Even if you are already an avid collector of vintage craft materials, I can assure you that you will find something (likely many things) new to you in this beautiful, extensive compilation. From its hardback binding and box set, to its beautiful typeset headings, Weldon’s is an aesthetic pleasure to be treasured for generations as well as an enormous wealth of knowledge and history.

(Posted on 9/11/2014)

(Posted on 9/11/2014)

Essence of the Victorians Review by Anita (editor of Handwoven and history buff)
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This is the Victorians in all their skilled and quirky glory. From "clox" for socks, and hose for ladies, gentlemen, and shepherds, strange yet functional household textiles, exquisitely fine laces, undergarments only a Victorian could imagine (steampunkers,eat your hearts out), to receptacles and reticules and other apocrypha, this gorgeously bound set will inspire not only crafting but conversation for years to come. It's a must-have!

(Posted on 9/5/2014)

(Posted on 9/5/2014)

A Beautiful Voice of the Past Review by Karen
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Thomas Carlyle wrote that "In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past . . ." And that was my first thought when I saw this deluxe edition of Weldon's Practical Needlework. The boxed set is not only a presentation of historical patterns all in one gorgeous set, it is also a strong voice articulating Victorian society and culture through craft. The illustrations are amusing, some of the knitting and crochet patterns are, too, for that matter, but all six volumes have a diverse array of wonderful patterns as suited to today as they were a hundred years ago.

(Posted on 9/4/2014)

(Posted on 9/4/2014)