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Weldon’s Practical Needlework

Many people before myself have talked about the "A Facsimile Edition of Weldon's Practical Needlework" books. My set of 12 books was printed in 2005 by Piecework Magazine.   Each book is a bound copy of 12 issues of Weldon's Practical Needlework newsletters, one for each month of the year that they were originally published in. … Continue reading Weldon’s Practical Needlework

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HSM January 2019 – Update #1

The Dolly Dearest knitting pattern had been translated by Franklin Habit and posted on the knitty.com site.  But what wasn't there was the type of wool and size of needles suggested by the original pattern.  I went to my book shelf and skimmed through the reprinted volumes that I had, until I found the pattern.… Continue reading HSM January 2019 – Update #1

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January HSM Challenge – Dressed to the Nines

January: Dressed to the Nines: make something fancy so you’ll be ‘dressed to the nines’ – whether its the full outfit, or a little accessory. Or look at the challenge in a different way, and make something from a year ending in 9 (find a portrait or fashion plate or mention to support the date), or… Continue reading January HSM Challenge – Dressed to the Nines