This decorative Scribble Pillow will brighten up any decor. Leigh Radford shares her inspired experimentation with knitting, embroidering, and then felting.
Preserved among the records of The Foundling Museum, site of the former London Foundling Hospital, is what is now recognized as the largest collection in Britain of everyday textiles from the eighteenth century.
The firm, square lucet braid so handy for lashing and tying—and eventually for embellishing—was ubiquitous throughout the Western world until the industrial revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries replaced it.
One of the most fascinating things about the Weldon’s Practical Needlework collection is the contrast between outdated oddities and classic fashions that have endured through time.
Recently Archaeologists have unearthed what is now the world’s oldest trousers.
Donna Druchunas’ Gobi Desert Socks were based them on the pair of knitted socks purchased on a trip to Mongolia by Long Thread Media’s founder Linda Ligon.
The instructions for this delicate lace edging originally appeared in a weekly household column, which ran in a Manchester, New Hampshire, newspaper from 1881 to 1884.
Janice Wood created a sweet cross-stitch heart, which incorporates a traditional Quaker sampler motifs with an alphabet on one side of the heart and the date and recipient’s initials on the reverse.
Crack open any volume of Weldon’s Practical Needlework, and you’ll be transported in time to the Victorian era.
Stitching monograms onto household linens and clothing is a timeless way to personalize your life. It is no surprise: monograms are seeing a resurgence.