Posted by: Mare F | March 31, 2016

Reading Corner Thursday

This week I’m curling up with A Facsimile Edition of Weldon’s Practical Needlework Volume 8 presented by Piecework Magazine edited by Jeane Hutchins. This book is a wonderful source of vintage patterns and illustrations for any one who is interested in old patterns and fashion styles. I’ve also learned about several new-to-me needlework crafts. Admittedly I will not in all probability attempt some of them, it’s great fun to see the different methods which were used to embellish clothing and household goods.

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In this edition they have the first series of Practical Bulgarian Embroidery. The instruction is good, if dated, on all of the projects, but as I haven’t been able to actually try a pattern yet due to show issues there will be a check back post to let everyone know how they work up. Overall as an addition to my vintage collection I am quite pleased with this wonderfully replicated and charmingly bound edition.

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