17 Pages. This book contains an amazing array of Great Gatsby era knitting patterns for the man in your life. To say that they are beautiful is an understatement! There are Fair Isle pullover, cable pattern sweaters, a golf jerkin, a cardigan, scarves, socks and even neck ties! Your man will love these designs for their timeless appeal - as well as their practical warmth! Shown on the cover of this book, and wearing one of the designs is H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII - who later abdicated the throne in 1936.
383 Pages. This book is enormous! You will not find this one anywhere else - I am sure of it! No one but I would be crazy enough to reproduce a book that is almost 400 pages in length and has over 800 numbered illustrations! It was well worth the effort, though because this book is one that should not be forgotten. It is loaded will information about making hats from the frames to the flowers - and not just one or two kinds of flowers, but dozens of them! Here are the chapter headings from the table of contents:
I. Equipment for Millinery
II. What Makes a Hat Becoming
III. The Making of Solid Frames
IV. Covering Solid Frames
V. The Making of Wire Shapes
VII. Straw Covering - Transparent Hats
VIII. Bindings & Folds
IX. Shirring and Tucks
XI. Fancy Finishes for Brims and Crowns
XII. Ribbon Bows, Rosettes and Cockades
XIII. Mourning Millinery
XIV. To Renovate Materials
Misses' and Children's Millinery
Flowers (over 100 pages of them!)
A spectacular book on the topic of Hat Making from shortly before the depression in the Gilded age. This is one of the most comprehensive books I have seen on the topic. There are over 800 numbered illustrations, it covers all aspect of millinery from making frames to making over 100 types of flowers and leaves. Due to the weight of this book, additional postage will be required to ship Internationally.
54 Pages. This edition contains a lovely collection of stylish knitted fashions designed for everyday wear. These are sixteen beautiful designs with a timeless appeal for all knitters, and includes dresses, suits, blouses and swing coats. As in most patterns books from this era, the patterns are written in sizes 16 and 18, and there are full instuctions to make everything shown. In there rear of the book are instructions to resize a pattern as well as stitch instruction and tips for caring for your projects. This is an excellent collection of lovely designs.
15 Pages. Beaders will love this this rare book from Bestway! An excellent assortment of 32 patterns and instructions to make purses, jewelry, belts, lamp shade, a beaded curtain, a perfume necklace and other unique projects. The techniques knitting, crochet, making paper beads, weaving on canvas and bead loom work. This is a wonderful book of one hundred year old patterns and techniques and a rare resource to feed your creativity!
17 Pages. This volume contains a stylish selection of suits, coats dresses and skirts, all hand knit with a 1930's English flair in Moorland Tweed yarn. The first outfit, the Devon Maid suit is a tailored sports suit with kick pleats in the skirt. There is also the Margaret Rose Dress - a simple but elegant dress with sleek lines. Next is the Redingote Ensemble, which consists of a gorgeous coat with an accompanying ruffled dress. lastly there is the Miss London suit, which includes a jacket with high and narrow lapels. All patterns are written for sizes 34" to 36", and in the back of the book there is info for adjusting for other sizes and important tips and tricks to get the best results.
144 Pages. This is an exquisite collection of knitted and crochet fashions for men, women and children., as well as crocheted afghans. For infants, the items include afghans, bootees, shirts, kimonos, leggings, caps and a bath robe. For children there are sweaters for a boy and a girl, a skirt, leggings and slippers. For ladies, the items include an imitation boa, slippers, shawls in many different styles, hats, sweaters, skirts and a kimono. For men, the items are a bowling coat and two knitted pullovers. This is a fabulous book, and extremely rare!
Golden Fleece yarn brand was not very well known, even at the time this book was printed, and they all but disappeared after WWI. The patterns in this book are exquisite examples of the styles and quality of this era. Profusely illustrated with lovely photography and a whole section devoted to stitch instuctions. This is a great all-purpose manual!
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 gorgeous form of lace work is very similar to Netting and Carrickmacross laces. Using a net or tulle foundation that is stretched on a frame,the lace designs are created using a fine thread and darned into the fabric of the net. This book contains instructions for 32 different stitches, in both illustrated and descriptive form. Along with this are illustrations and instructions for several finished designs such as trims, handkerchiefs and a flounce that were made with Limerick lace. A lovely and unique form of vintage lace work!