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Weldon’s Practical Macramé Lace: First Series eBook

Project Type Home, Edgings, Other
Categories Other Needle Arts
Author Weldon’s Practical Needlework
Format eBook

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PieceWork is pleased to present this exact reproduction (neither alterations nor corrections were made to the original published in 1886) of Weldon’s Practical Macramé Lace. It is a fitting example of needlework and history, hand in hand.

You’ll find the macramé lace material from the First Series in this eBook. The directions range from simple to ornate and include illustrated instructions for basic knots, fringe, and decorative borders. The patterns are often ingenious, and many of the objects transcend the years since they were devised.


  • Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4.-Foundation cord or line with threads knotted on
  • Nos. 5, 6, and 7 -Second foundation cord worked with macramé knots
  • Nos. 8 and 9 -Single knotted bar
  • Nos. 10 and 11 -Double knotted bar
  • No. 12 -Button-hole bar
  • No. 13 -Tatted bar
  • Nos. 14 and 15 -Single Genoese bar
  • Nos. 16 and 17 -Double Genoese bar
  • No. 18 -Braided bar
  • No. 19 -Coral bar
  • Nos. 20 and 21 -Single Solomon's bar
  • No. 22 -Double Solomon's bar
  • No. 23 -Waved bar
  • Nos. 24 and 25 -Corkscrew bar
  • No. 26 -Banister bar or spiral cord
  • Nos. 27 and 28 -Cable bar
  • No. 29 -Beaded bar
  • No. 30 -Wide beaded bar
  • No. 31 -Diamond bar
  • No. 32 -Diamond bar with Solomon’s knot in centre
  • Nos. 33 and 34 -Double diamond, with Genoese knot in centre, and third foundation cord worked with macramé knots
  • No. 35 -Star and diamond bar, with knotted centre, third foundation cord, and continuation of knotted bars
  • Nos. 36, 37, and 38 - Picots
  • Nos. 30 and 40 -Treble-pointed star
  • Nos. 41 and 42. -Treble-pointed star, with Genoese knot in the centre, and third foundation cord worked in macramé knots*
  • No. 43 -Open knotting or network, with fringed tassel
  • No. 44 -Arnett fringe
  • No. 45 -Breton point
  • No. 46 -Nettleton border
  • No. 47 -Italian point border
  • No. 48 -Savoy border
  • No. 49 -Coral fringe
  • No. 50 -Langtry border
  • No. 51 -Gate pattern
  • No. 52 -Olivia point

Note: The PieceWork team found and added the missing page, and you can now find instructions for nos. 43 and 44 in this PDF.

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