15 Pages. This is the first book of the very scarce Leach's two-penny series. In addition to several lovely patterns for crocheted edgings and insertions, there is also detailed instruction to make all of the basic crochet stitches used in these patterns. There are a wide variety of edgings to choose from, including narrow beadings and slotted insertions to be used for holding ribbons. A lovely assortment that suitable for many projects.
15 Pages. This is a wonderful collection of stunning crochet lace patterns for use in decorating delicate tea cloths, tea cosies, napkins or serviettes and ever an egg cosy. In addition to these lovely projects there is also a medallion for a pretty doily, a gorgeous tulip lace edging. These are timeless, delicate crocheted laces that will be a beautiful addition to any decor.
15 Pages. This book, the fifth in the rare Leach's Home Needlework series contains a delightful collection of crochet projects that were designed for the home. In this edition there are patterns for such items as a sideboard cloth, two square table mats, fanciful covers for a milk jug and a sugar basin, window curtains, blinds, towels and chair mats. It is a wonderful collection of patterns, and sure to be a favorite among those who love this wonderful era.
15 pages. This book, the eleventh in the rare Leach's Home Needlework Series, is a delightful collection of fancy knitted lace edgings and insertions for lingerie and household decoration. Included are the "Farnworth" insertion with a lace to match, a handsome key-pattern design for an afternoon tea cloth, pictured on the cover. In addition there are eighteen other lovely edgings and beadings to add the perfect touch to your hand-made creation.
15 Pages. This edition is the thirteenth edition in the rare Leach's Home Needlework series. An exquisite collection of designs by Ella Hodgett, these are heirloom quality works containing delicate patterns such as the clematis design for a sideboard cloth pictured on the cover. There are also several edgings and corners with floral garlands or scrolls and a a project for a lovely lingerie yoke. This is a book of stunning designs, similar to the work of Mary Card.
12 pages. This book is the twenty-first edition of the rare Leach's Home Needlework series. Contained in this book are vintage knitting patterns for a lovely range of projects. Included are patterns for a lovely knitted top for a camisole, several beautiful doilies, two knitted edgings and one crocheted edging. they are beautiful designs that any knitter would love.
15 Pages. This book is the thirty-first book in the rare Leach's Home Needlework series. A beautiful assortment of original turn-of-the-century crochet patterns for delicate women's lingerie. There are several lovely yokes with floral designs such as daisies and sweet peas. In addition to to these lovely yokes are nine crocheted edgings to add a finished edge to the lingerie.
15 Pages. This is the thirty-second edition of the rare Leach's Home Needlework series, originally published nearly a century ago. The patterns in this book, designed by Ella Hodgett, are exquisite crocheted lace butterfly patterned edgings and insertions for use in tea cloths, household linen and even a tea-cosy. The butterflies have a lovely art-deco appeal, the designs are similar to the works of Mary Card, and Australian designer from this same era.
15 Pages. This book, the thirty-fourth book in the rare Leach's Home Needlework series, contains instructions to make exquisite crochet lace edgings, insertions and triangles. These lovely lace designs are used to decorate delicate lace linens for a tea table as well as table runners - the designs include a stunning Wild Rose set.
15 Pages. This is the thirty-ninth edition of the rare Leach's Home Needlework series, originally published nearly a century ago. In this book there are adorable knitting patterns for children's garments, including sweaters, coats, combination garment, hats, drawers and much more. All of these garments are lovely reminders of the fashions of days-gone-by and they are fully functional for the children of this new century.
15 pages. This is the forty-first edition of the rare Leach's Home Needlework series, originally published nearly a century ago. In this book is a great assortment of knitting and crochet projects that are worked in mercerised cotton thread. Included are several vintage style sweaters, two lovely boudoir caps, fashions for children, stockings, purses, crochet lace Brise-Bise curtains and assorted lace edgings.
11 Pages. This is the forty-fifth edition of the rare Leach's Home Needlework series, originally published nearly a century ago. A stunning collection of delicate crochet lace edgings and insertions for a Duchesse set by Ella Hodgett, including a large, medium and small mat and a towel edging all crocheted in the "Diana" pattern.
15 Pages. This is the fifty-fourth edition of the rare Leach's Home Needlework series, originally published nearly a century ago. A stunning assortment of crochet lace patterns for edgings and insertions of tablecloths, tea cloths, or other household linens. The featured design in this book is a delicate lily lace but not to be missed is the lovely Irish Lace edging for use in personal or household linens.
17 Pages. This is the first edition of the rare Leach's Sixpenny series, originally published nearly a century ago. In this book is a beautiful selection of patterns for crocheted lace collars and yokes for brassieres, camisoles and chemises. the designs include beautiful floral designs of roses, morning glories, primroses, shamrocks and beautiful eidelweiss. Other notable patterns include diamonds, a crescent and a lovely "lover's knot".
9 Pages. This book is NOT a pattern book, and the transfers for the designs are not present but it is still a valuable resource for the embroideress. There are articles with information on the wreath design, a butterfly and scallop design, lesson on embroidery, river work and bridal lingerie. Again, this is not a completeand comprehensive book, but it does provide instruction on the proper stitches to use, techniques for placing the designs. If the transfers can be located, they will be added at a later time.
17 Pages. This edition of Leach's will surely become a favorite of those looking to recreate the style and sophistication of the roaring twenties. It contains a beautiful selection of knitting patterns for two different cloaks, several different jumpers, a house wrap, a frock with a kilted skirt, tunics, a jumper and skirt set, and several other simple designs. There is indeed something for everyone here including a design for pluss size as well as a design for a slender figure. The patterns are clear and easy to read and the designs are spectacular!
17 Pages. What better way to transport yourself to this bygone era than to make these stunning garments for the boudoir. Worked in fine wools the patterns include a crochet kimono and boudoir cap set, a crochet negligee coverup (1920's definition), a gorgeous knitted undergarment set which consists of knickers, camisole and vest. There is also a lovely knitted cardigan, a knitted nightdress with a crochet boudoir cap, pyjamas, another lovely knitted camisole in a square pattern, crochet bedroom slippers, and a shetland wool knitted spencer. These are beautiful patterns in a well illustrated format and they would be simple to make for most knitters.
19 Pages. There is no better way to put your own stamp of creativity on your decor than to make your own hooked rug from scratch! These lovely designs are straight out of the 1920's, with a new era of designs that was so prevalent in the Jazz age. The instructions begin right from the basics of materials needed right through to the proper way to tie off the knots. The designs are very simple and include geometric shapes, an autumn floral, a sailing ship, another sailing design with a tropical theme, a wonderful pattern for a stair riser carpet with a fruit deisgn, a design for a child's room with a bunny, bear and turtle, another design inspired by a chess board and a floral pattern door mat. All designs are fully charted and the instructions are detailed.
17 Pages. This is a collection of eight simple to make designs that are straight out of a by-gone era. The first design is the ever-useful cardigan that is worked in knitting, next is the cosy knitted housecoat that is knitted in one piece (with collar and cuffs added later), next is a delicate little knitted sweater with a gorgeous crocheted trim, next is a wonderful pattern for a pleated skirt, blouse and shawl collar cloak that is worked in knitting. The next pattern is an attractive raglan wrap, the smart "American Coat" which can be knitted in different lengths. The next design is a wonderful vertical striped coat that is worked in crochet and finally the last design is a lovely scarf that is knitted in a feather design. A great assortment of vintage designs!
17 Pages. This edition contains a lovley selection of tunic style sweaters with a focus on the beautiful edgings and trimmings worked in knitting, crochet and filet lace that add vibrancy to the designs. There are seven different styles to choose from, and the sweaters are often constructed in one piece with the trimmings added on in the end. From simple geometric shapes to fancy knitted fern leaf patterns there is a wide variety of ideas here. You can mix and match them with the various designs to make something that is truly your own. A wonderful book that is filled with beautiful 1920's designs!
17 Pages. This collection of toys and stuffed animals will become a fast favorite with anyone who likes to make toys! The theme of the book is knitted nursery rhymes and the beautiful toys include such noble personalities as Humpty Dumpty, Mary's little lamb, Squirrel Nutkin, Puck, Puss Puss (a beautiful little kitty, indeed!), Quacky the Duck, Peter Rabbit, a complete outfit for a 15 inch dolly and another dolly made entirely from scratch - complete with her lovely outfit. This is a wonderful collection of toys that have a timeless appeal!
17 Pages. If you love working in needlepoint or canvas embroidery, these patterns are just the thing for you! These lovely designs are constructed on canvas using various techniques including Florentine stitch. There are NO TRANSFERS, or lay-outs of the individual designs - but there is an entire page of written instruction for each item, including a few diagrams of how the handbag is constructed. It would not be difficult at all to bring these lovely designs to life with the large pictures and easy to follow instructions that are included.
17 pages. These collection of lovely crochet scarfs and berets will surely be a hit! They are a smart and sophisticated reminder of a golden era. Included in this book is a brimmed hat crocheted in lightweight macrame cord, an elegant beret crocheted in fuzzy wool, a close fitting toque style cap, a lightweight beret that was crocheted in raffia, a cap and cravat crocheted in silk yarn, a gorgeous little skull cap complete with bow, a saucy little Glengarry cap, an open weave crocheted skull cap pictured on the cover, a basque peasant cap completed with matching cravat and much more!
15 Pages. This edition contains a beautiful selection of seven knitted sweaters and one crochet wrap. These styles are as beautiful as they are functional. These are garments that are designed to be worn over a blouse, they are short-waisted and joined at the waist. Using a variety of techniques, they are very simple to make and they add a simple elegance to any outfit.
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.