Influenced by a character named Emma from Margaret Oliphant’s book Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Carol decided to revise an original Weldon's sock pattern.
Women’s head coverings during the nineteenth century varied considerably, depending on the country, region, traditions, climate, religion, marital status, social or economic class, and fashion.
In the Summer 2019 issue of PieceWork, contributor Carol Huebscher Rhoades explores the divide between proponents of the Industrial Revolution and those in the Arts and Crafts movement.
A daughter of the British Empire who lived around the world, Mary Anne Barker wrote many articles and books about household management, cooking, and her experiences as a colonial administrator’s wife. Read on to learn more about her fascinating life.
In the Fall 2018 issue of PieceWork, Carol Huebscher Rhoades offered up some fantastic tips for knitting at a fine gauge with her darling pair of baby socks based on a Victorian-era pattern from Weldon’s Practical Needlework.
For an example of knitting that would have been done in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, the Victorian era, we asked Carol Huebscher Rhoades to knit the Double Rose-Leaf pattern for us.
Carol Huebscher Rhoades’s lovely knitted scarf honors Isabella Bird, one of the nineteenth-century’s most extraordinary travelers.