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Antique Victorian Crochet Purses Childrens Patterns CD! Dakota Prairie Treasures Dako
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Weldon's Practical Needlework

Practical Crochet


Originally Published c 1895!

New Designs for Crochet Purses, Laces, Frocks, Collar, Children's Garments, etc.


If you are the first to bid on this auction, using the buy-it-now option, YOU WIN! There is not chance of being outbid! DON'T WAIT!


Up for bid is an UNABRIDGED CD REPUBLICATION of the original VICTORIAN ERA ''Weldon's Practical Crochet'' originaly published circa 1895! These folks provided some of the best instructions books in their day for the needlearts! The experienced crochet artesians of the late 1800's and early 1900's clamoured for this type of item and with good reason! (Original is NOT for sale)

This HISTORIC UNABRIDGED CD REPUBLICATION includes 16+ steel plate etchings, illustrations and profuse written instructions for recreating the extremely handsome needlework items of an earlier, and classier, social era!

There is much expert craftsman guidance provided for the many differing types of crochet patterns displayed in the listing collage for your referencing and crochet purse, lace and clothing recreationist pleasure!

This CD item's contents may be an ideal reference or guide for those interested in recreationist avenues and groups, such as, black powder, mountain man, Victorian, Edwardian, Civil War, Society for Creative Anacronism and more!

You will also find historical facts on this ancient craft as well as various RARE and UNIQUE guidelines to assist you along the way to recreating the handsome and practical crochet items of a earlier classy and gentile society!

These culturally historic instructions are characteristic of the fancy work done by our ancestors during the earlier Victorian and Antibellum eras! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft book revealing our heritage from early America and Europe!


A Group of Children's Garments in Knitting and Crochet

''These garments are undoubtedly easy to make, and may be attempted by even inexperienced workers as well as by those who have but little leisure to devote to the fabrication of articles of more elaborate pattern; at the same time they are strong and serviceable and well-shaped, and may be adapted to the status of intended wearers according to the use of the best or the cheapest wools; for charity purposes they are invaluable; if, howerver, wool is to be purposely bought, we recommend getting a good strung kind, for of course such will wear longest.''

Child's Petticoat

Child's Hood with Curtain

(Crocheted) (Not illustrated)

Round Cap for a Boy


Child's Hat

Bootikin (Booties)


Child's Jacket in Crochet Tricotee


Child's Gloves

Infant's Bag-shaped Gloves (Mittens)


Child's Stockings


Scarf for the Neci


A Fashionable Collar in Crochet

Flounce Suitable for Edging a Quilt

''A Flounce such as this is suitable for a quilt of almost any pattern, and it is also useful for finishing off the edge of a crochet or knitted under-skirt.''

Stretton Frock for a Little Child

'' The accompanying engraving represents a crochet frock worked throughout in one colour in a striped stitch, a mixture of double crochet and point muscovite, which is at the same time a most handsome pattern as well as very durable in substance. The frock is equally suitable for a baby in armes or for a child of eighteen months or two years, or it may be used as a warm winter petticoat.

Lace for Toilet Cover

Lace for a Quilt, Toilet Cloth, &c.

''This lace is as pretty for trimming toilet cloths or tea cloths as it is for finishing a quilt, for which it is quite suitable.''

Lace for Bordering a Quilt

''This handsome lace sets slightly full round the edge of a quilt, its own weight tending to draw it down into folds between each fan, or scallop.''

Long Purse with Oriel Ends


Purses of Ring Crochet

Method of Crocheting over a Ring

Crochet Ring Complete

A Long Purse, with Ends of Ring Crochet

''These long purses, so fashionable in bygone times, are now again very much fancied, and are undoubtedly safe receptacles in which to keep money, placing gold at one end and silver a the other.''

Sleeping Socks

''The welt of this sock is worked in double crochet, and all remainder in single crochet; it is a warm and useful article, and may be adapted to any size, from an infant's to a man's, according to the wool selected...''

Sovereign Purse


Sybil Frock

''Here is a pretty frock worked almost entirely in double crochet, semi-high at the neck, and with long sleeves, very warm, and really perfect fitting for a young child.''

Victoria Border

''Here is a handsome border of the torchon lace order worked shortways, and suitable for an endless variety of purposes.''

Plus several pages of Various Wonderful Advertisments!


Pretty much everything you need to make the exquisite and fully functional knit clothing but the yarn, needles, etc. However, these all can be readily found on Atomic Mall! You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, you can obtain the contemporary materials at your nearest fabric, craft or hobby store...

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The antique and vintage threads, fabrics, needles, 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…

The CD Republication you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier feminine American culture!!! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment making/recreating vintage/antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!


This information has been scanned onto CD-ROM using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download the latest FREE version of this software quickly at www.adobe.com . This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD reproduction of this resourceful clothing making item.

The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing item on antique frock making. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE item's information and patterns to CD-ROM! The format of this resource has so many more advantages than the original book.


What are the benefits of an antique book CD Republication

* Every image and every page has been scanned at a high dpi to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are completely sizable. You can enlarge and print according to your visual needs! They are reformated in full-page sizing for better viewing of details, etc.!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at high resolution and is readily accessible using the downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader software program. This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page, pages or the entire CD contents!

* Each time you want to use an image, a page or pages you can print it out. Every one will be as crisp and clear as the last!



* Each CD-ROM comes in a PROTECTIVE CASE!


Curious about the quality of these scans Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! Scale it, edit it, print it to fit your needs and you are surely going to be quite pleased with the results! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...


Payment: I prefer Paypal but also accept Bidpay, money orders or personal check.

Shipping: Within the United States: $3.50 USPS. Out-of-country (including Canada): $4.50. Insurance is optional and runs $1.30 per $50 increments per shipment. Combined shipping is available for all Dakota Prairie Auctions ending within 48 hours. Bead and CD auctions are shipped separately in order to insure they arrive in the very best condition at their new home! You may opt to purchase insurance to cover your item. INSURANCE is optional. We offer our own private insurance for items up to $25 in value and postal insurance for items over $25 value.

Copyright restrictions: All Dakota Prairie Treasures CD products, designs & images are manufactured, copyrighted & owned by us (as is all listing text & photos). CD designs or images, or any part thereof, may NOT be reproduced, used in lessons or duplicated in any media format to be resold or ''shared'' (either individually, as a package, as machine embroidery products, etc.) without Dakota Prairie Treasures prior written consent. You are permitted to use our products' information for needlecraft items you make for yourself, as gifts, or for items you may produce to sell. However, the original designs & images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Any & all violations will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Returns are allowed for replacement on CD products due to manufacturing defects only.

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USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers:payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction. Please visit out other auctions and store listings at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures for other items of similar interest! Thank you!

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Please visit out other auctions and store listings for other items of similar interest at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures ! Thank you! USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers:payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction.

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