128 Pages. A wonderful rare title that explores the embroidery arts. The first half of the book is devoted to Ecclesiastical work and the latter half discusses decorative embroideries for home decor. Some of the topics in the Church Embroidery section include:
Burses, Chalice Veils & Stoles
Alter Frontals & Super Frontals
Chasuble, Maniple and Amice
Pulpit. Desk and Lectern Hangings
and much more....
There are many more topics in this fantastic book to explore!
225 Pages. This is a very rare Victorian Era collection of knitting and crocheting patterns. The patterns are lovely, and quite extensive, however, there are not pictures for all of the patterns in this manual. A collector's item! Please note that this manual is almost identical in content to Fleisher's Manual #2. This edition has a few more patterns in it than the earlier edition.
210 Pages. This is a very rare Victorian Era collection of knitting and crocheting patterns. The patterns are lovely, and quite extensive, however, there are not pictures for all of the patterns in this manual. A collector's item! Please note that this manual is almost identical in content to Fleisher's Manual #3.
176 Pages. A fabulous collection of Victorian era costumes, for just about any topic you can think of! Also includes suggestions for make-ups and pigments. A goldmine for a costume designer - an amazing book!
120 Pages. This is the fabulous and very obscure companion volume to Butterick's "Art of Modern Lace Making". An amazing collection of Victorian laces worked in every conceivable method. Not only are these laces creative and functional - they are also stunning works of art!
154 Pages. This is by far the most wonderful Victorian era Knitting reference I have seen. It is jam packed with a wide variety of wonderful patterns that range from clothing to dolls to suspenders to child's reins and a Victorian baby bottle cover! This truly is an amazing book!
154 Pages. If there ever was a 'Holy Grail' of tatting books - this one is it. This is an extremely rare classic in the topic of Tatting and Netting by the Butterick Company. Profusely illustrated with stunning designs, including a beautiful capelet, baby's cap, edgings plus much more.
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 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 kntted 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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.
This is a very special pattern! There are very few Victorian era doll patterns in the Weldon's series that were worked in crochet, and this is one of the very few. Published originally in 1890, she wears a combination garment, a petticoat, a pretty frock and a hat - all worked in meticulous detail in crochet on a size B crochet hook and fingering weight yarn. Also included with the original pattern is info on a great yarn to use to make the outfit and info on where to find them on the internet. If using the recommend yarn, you can make this great outfit in 100% wool for less than $10!
This is an adorable Victorian era knitting pattern is the perfect accessory for your 12" vintage doll. Consisting of a pair ofdrawers, a tunic, a cap and a little towel roll for her to carry. Materials needed include double point needles in sizes 0 and 000, a crochet hook for the lace frill on the cap and lace weight yarn in two colors. Included with this pattern is info on modern sources for the materials needed to make the suit. This is a lovely rare garment is a perfect accessory for your vintage 12 inch doll.
This century-old pattern is absolutely stunning. This pattern may require a bit more knitting skill than some of the others, but the end result is well worth the extra effort. There are several garments here to make - she wears a navy blue skirt and jacket that are trimmed in red, a white blouse with a frilled front, a red Tam o'Shanter cap, white knickerbockers and tan gaiters on her feet. A colorful and complete outfit - with amazing detail and accuracy - this ensemble is the perfect addition to your antique doll's wardrobe. Also included with the original pattern is an aid for a modern knitter which includes information on modern equivalents for yarn and the needle sizes required - and internet sources to purchase the materials. All of the information that you need is here to make this fabulous outfit!
This amazing outfit is incredibly detailed, and is an exact facsimile of a British "Bluejacket". The entire outfit consists of four garments - trousers, undervest, jacket and sailor's cap. It is written for a doll that is 14 inches in height, with a 9 inch waist. Also include is an informative conversion page with suggestions for modern needlesand yarns to make the pattern. Using the suggested yarns, this adorable Victorian era doll outfit can be made for less than $20!
This amazing pattern is an extensively detailed design for a Victorian era 12 inch Galway Peasant girl doll. This outfit is beautifully designed with painstaking detail. It consists of a short skirt, a jacket, a snowy white apron and a shawl that is draped over her head. Her outfit also includes a combination garment and petticoat that are not shown - six beautiful garments in total! She stands 12 inches in height and has a waist of 7 inches. The doll is meant to be barefoot, as the Galway peasant girls did over 100 years ago. In addition to the extensive pattern there is also information on which modern needle sizes to use as well as suggestions for yarn. All the information that you need is here to make this amazing traditional outfit for your vintage doll!
This pattern is an amazingly detailed, complete outfit for an 18 inch Victorian era doll. It consists of six garments, a combination garment, a petticoat, a dress skirt, a plain bodice, a turned-up fisher skirt, and a three-corners shoulder shawl. In addition to the complete Victorian era pattern, there is also information on modern needle sizes as well as recommendations for yarns in the same gauge as in the original 100-year old design. What a fashionable way to bring life to your vintage doll, with this authentic Victorian era pattern!
This is the sweetest outfit for a 12-inch tall Victorian era infant doll. The main portion of the outfit is knitted, and there is a lovely crocheted edging around the hood and shawl. Made with painstaking detail, the outfit consists of a petticoat, a robe and a hooded shawl. This is an easy pattern to follow, and a simple design. All of the instruction that you will need is here, including information on which needle, hook and yarn to use and where to find them. Using the recommended yarn, this adorable outfit can be made for less than $5.00!
254 Pages. This Macrame source book is an enormous collection of Victorian era projects and techniques. The book is written by a teacher for students, and it is divided into three "stages" of ability. A description of the table of contents is here:
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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 wonderfula nd nostalgic book of stocking knitting patterns!
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. This edition of Weldon's Practical Needlework contains instruction in the beautiful art of macrame and beaded curtains. The book is loaded with gorgoeous 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!
286 Pages. If you are looking for one definitive place to study Victorian era embroidery techniques and decor - look no further, this enormous book covers it all! From a pictorial study of "South Kensington Technique" of embroidery, to template after template of embroidery designs. This is a master collection of everything Victorian. There are complete alphabets to be used for monograms - not just one or even two - but FIVE of them! There are pages and pages of gorgeous flowers, sweet little pictographs of Victorian life, birds, butterflies, charted cross stitch patterns, and even chapters on lace making and netting. This book was painstakingly restored - it took nearly a year to complete - but every page is filled with beauty. A fantastic addition to a needleworker's library!
107 Pages. This fascinating book is an invaluable instruction on Victorian tailoring techniques. Compiled in an A to Z format, you can easily find the technique that you need to master everyday stitches used in manual sewing. From the mundane, such as back stitching or basting to several elaborate techniques of buttonholing, French Double seam and the Mantua Maker's hem. Also included are many obscure terms, definitions and cloth descriptions. There are several dozen photographs of the individual techniques to better define the work that is being done. This book will be a true treasure to the seamstresses of the world for its valued information on these bygone techniques!