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Antebellum Civil War Lady's Purse Crochet Pattern
Dakota Prairie Treasures Hardcopy Republication
Originally Published 1859!
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Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Hardcopy Republication for an Authentic Antebellum Double Purse Crochet Pattern! What could be more darling for historical reenactment than this?
An Authentic mid 1800's Delicate and Pretty Beaded Crochet Handbag Pattern for you to recreate! Pretty for you, pretty for gifts and pretty for posterity! (Original is not for sale)
This item is a great resource for those who are Victorian, Antebellum and Civil War historical reenactment enthusiasts, opera, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!
No more guess-work or false starts on your needlework projects!
Unlike other antique pattern sellers Dakota Prairie Treasures stands alone in providing our especially created yarn, threads, needle and hooks conversion charts with every antique crochet and knitting pattern product! We diligently researched and created our 4-page Victorian Needlework Guide to assist you in selecting the correct modern equivalent of yarns, threads, needles and hooks to accurately recreate most historical 19th Century patterns.
Our unique copyrighted Victorian Needlework Guide contains 4 Help Sections:
Section 1) contains 3 very detailed yarn, knitting needle and crochet hook conversion charts. Example; If your Civil War era pattern uses "Double Berlin Wool," you will know that the modern yarn equivalent is "Worsted or Mohair," etc.
Section 2) contains Civil War Era (1867) crochet work instructions which includes everything from "Position of the hands in crochet," various stitch instructions, working with several colors, working over cord, crocheting with beads, making "Jeweled (beaded) D'Oyleys," "Contractions in Crochet," how to "Increase the Size of an Engraved Pattern," and more!
Section 3) contains Civil War Era (1868) "Explanation of Contractions used in Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, etc." plus "Printer's Marks" used as needlework instruction abbreviations.
Section 4) contains Victorian Era (c1880's) "Actual-Size" images of bone and amber crochet hooks, plus "Actual-Size" wood, bone, amber and steel knitting needles. Example; Your project recommends size No. 1 bone knitting needles, What do you do? With our Guide, you can quickly, easily and accurately compare what needles you have on hand by placing them over the image of the size No. 1 bone needle until you find one that matches the image's gauge size. Plus, our charts carry easily to the craft shop when you are hunting to find just the right size needle or hook in case you find you don't have the size needed in your home stash. :)
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This item was made via simple crochet stitches using:
"The purse is crocheted in dark claret-colored silk and gold beads."
"Materials.--...white crochet silk...ombre scarlit ditto, in long shades...slate-color, and...bright scarlet...transparent white beads, rather larger than seed beads...gold, the same size, and a hank of steel to match. For the garnitures (which must be entirely of bright steel), two rings, a handsome tassel for one end, and a deep fringe for the other..."
Of course, you can use any thread colors your heart desires! You could also easily change the bead color combination of the project for a truly one-of-a-kind adornment!
A more experienced needle artist could readily resize the project if desired. :)
The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! This is a beautiful item and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needle worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.
The antique and vintage yarns, beads, hooks, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store