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Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 9 Sock Heel Types

Last week, we covered the re-footing method from Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter. This week, we’re taking a look at 9 sock heel types covered in the same collection.

How to Make Your Own Knitting Needles

Included are the “Squirrel Sewing Bag” to stencil and sew, a “School Luncheon Table Mat” to cut from oilcloth, letters from “Aunt Priscilla” and “Uncle John,” and instructions for how to make your own knitting needles!

It's Never Too Late to Discover Vintage Crochet

Within the pages of Vintage Crochet, you’ll find a different take on the wonderful world of crochet. Explore the history that defines into crochet’s past.

Knit, Embroider, and Felt a "Scribble" Pillow

This decorative Scribble Pillow will brighten up any decor. Leigh Radford shares her inspired experimentation with knitting, embroidering, and then felting.

Threads of Feeling: Textiles from The Foundling Museum

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.

How Did They Do That? Lucet Braid

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.

From the Vault: Vintage Victorian Knitting Patterns

One of the most fascinating things about the Weldon’s Practical Needlework collection is the contrast between outdated oddities and classic fashions that have endured through time.

World’s Oldest Trousers

Recently Archaeologists have unearthed what is now the world’s oldest trousers.

Knitted Socks from the Gobi Desert

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.

Knit a Lace Edging from "The Fireside"

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.