Carol Huebscher Rhoades

William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

His firm turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, returning focus to and respect for handwork. Explore the origins of his design influence.

Soft Clouds and Dreamy Veils: Lacy Head Coverings in Victorian Britain

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.

Twists & Turns: The Extraordinary Adventures of Lady Mary Anne Barker

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.

Swedish-Influenced Raggsocks: Luxurious Knitted Socks for Everyday

Indulge and wear knitted socks around the house. Nothing feels cozier!

Victorian Socks for Independent Women

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.

8 Tips for Knitting the Finer Projects from Weldon’s

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.

Weldon’s Double Rose-Leaf Pattern

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.

A Knitted Scarf for Lady Travelers: Isabella's Scarf to Knit

Carol Huebscher Rhoades’s lovely knitted scarf honors Isabella Bird, one of the nineteenth-century’s most extraordinary travelers.

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