All vintage patterns are free Thursday, July 24, Victorian Miser's Purse This is based on the dozens of miser's purse patterns I've seen and collected. It was adapted to the yarn and beads I had on hand. Miser's purses were used through most of the 19th century to hold coins. Some purses had different colored silks or beads on each end to differentiate what coins were in each pouch, others had a round pouch on one end and a square one on the other. Silk beading cord in different sizes and colors are also made by Gudebrod. Silk sewing thread may also be substituted.
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Smocking Richardson's Crochet Yokes 4 c. These lovely yokes are making a comeback! Many designers are incorporating them into modern works with amazing results! Yokes and collars such as this were so popular at the turn of the century, and they were used for fine lingerie and sleepwear to make a lady feel elegant. This collection has 16 unique designs, and exceptional images of the completed works. This hard to find book has been faithfully restored in its entirety and is presented in an easy-to-read format. For a fraction of the cost of finding and purchasing a weathered original, you can own this beautiful pattern book that your great grandmother may have purchased at the local five and dime store!
Favorite Find My favorite find in crochet was a fictional story published in The Lewiston Daily Sun that has this lovely description of the protagonist working on some crochet: She was sitting flat on the floor in the Ash kitchen and she had a small basket filled with bright-colored balls of scraps beside her. Her tongue was caught between her teeth as she labored earnestly with a long wooden crochet hook. Ma Ash peered at her through silver-rimmed spectacles and smiled. For example, in you could send away to get the pattern for this crocheted beret and purse:
The knitting blog even a non-knitter can read without pain. I wish I'd thought of saving it for today. However, what's posted is posted, so today's post will consist of my presenting a selection of some authentic Victorian-era knitting patterns that are attractive and useable by today's standards to you for your enjoyment and possible future projects. Please be aware that these historical patterns, although they often are available on the web for free thanks to the wonderful concept that is public domain, probably aren't for the beginning or even intermediate knitter. Patterns have become much more user-friendly and standardized in the past century, and these antique patterns often don't provide basic information such as required yardage amounts or stitch gauge, and can be generally really confusing.