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Weldon's Practical Shilling Guide To Fancy Work - Macrame Work!

CD Republication™

Published by Weldons, LTD, London


Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republication™ of the original ''Weldon's Practical Guide to Fancy Work: Macram?!'' This book was originally published in London, England circa 1885! (Original is NOT for sale)


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This item is a great resource for those who are Victorian and Dickens historical reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!


This HISTORIC item contains 33 steel plate etchings or engravings of delicate and dainty macram? lace with clear instructions, designs and fundamentals for creating delicately beautiful, dainty lace! It even addresses, in very fine detail, the historic background of this art!


An excerpt:

''Macram? Work, or knotting, is of very ancient origin, and dates as far back as the sixteenth century, when it was much used in Italy and Spain for beautifying ecclesiastical linen and priest; vestments. The work ''Macram?'' is of Eastern derivation, and signifies ''a cloth with an ornamental fringe;'' it, therefore, was applied by the Italians in the neighbourhood of Genoa to a kind of huckaback material, the ends of which were fringed and knotted in various fanciful devices. Macram? work has lately revived in favour and is certainly both a pleasant and useful occupation; it is easily and quickly executed, and is so strong that once done it lasts almost for ever.''

''Uses of Macram?. Many useful articles can be made in Macram? work, such as table and mantel borders, brackets, fringes for household linen and towels, nightdress cases, handkerchief sachets, wall pockets, tidies, work-bags, shopping-baskets, cosies, insertions for antimacassars, and fringes for dress-trimmings.''


Now I am certain the creative fiber and thread artists out there can visualize and conceive many, many creative uses for this art in our modern-day world way beyond the cultural confines of those when this item was created. I could see this art being useful with curtain and clothing embellishments, wall hangings, bed and bath linens, table covers and runners, baby items and gifts galore for the quickly upcoming holiday season!

I guess I am a product of the times as I never thought of macram? beyond the plant and wall hangings of the 70's which were made with stout cords, heavy twines and wooden beads. Now this antique information has changed my perspective in that the items made are constructed of our equivalent of fine to coarse crochet weight types of threads but of linen, not cotton. I imagine when I begin to play with this I will use some of my size G and up vintage and antique silk threads. I might even get to the point where I will experiment with antique glass seed beads in the project just because I can… :^) There is a great deal more latitude with this fiber art then I ever imagined!

FYI: The antique, vintage and contemporary silk, linen and cotton thread and other materials are available on Atomic Mall (or at your local hobby or fabric store for contemporary materials)! You just have to hunt a little bit! :^)

Here is an OLD, resourceful and exceptional crochet instructional and design book on CD-ROM. These instructions are characteristic of the macrame needlework done by our lady ancestors! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft book revealing our heritage from early America and Europe!



Uses of Macram?

Materials Required

(including what type of linen thread and twine is best!)

Requisites for Macram?

(Extensive details what tools and items are needed to do this wonderfully delightful work. This includes how to make your own lace cushion and frame that is useful to anchor your work in progress on. It is very detailed; down to finished dimensions and exact materials to use. It even refers to a readymade ''Anyone Macram? Lace Loom with the Patent Tension Frame and Barbour's Patient Macram? Desk!'')

Details of Macram?

Foundation Cord or Line with Treads Knotted On

Second Foundation Cord Worked with Macram? Knots

Single Knotted Bar

Double Knotted Bar

Button-hole Bar

Tatted Bar

Single Genoese Bar

Double Genoese Bar

Braided Bar

Coral Bar

Single Solomon's Bar

Double Solomon's Bar

Waved Bar

Corkscrew Bar

Banister Bar or Spiral Cord

Cable Bar

Beaded Bar

Wide Beaded Bar

Diamond Bar

Diamond Bar with Solomon's Knot in Centre

Double Diamond, with Genoese knot in Centre, and Third Foundation Cord Worked with Macram? Knots

Star and Diamond Bar, with Knotted Centre, Third Foundation Cord, and Continuation of Knotted Bars


Treble-Pointed Star

Treble-Pointed Star, with Genoese Knot in the Centre, and Third Foundation Cord Worked in Macram? Knots

Open Knotting or Network, with Fringed Tassel

Kensington Point

Handkerchief Case

Spider-net Insertion

Watch Pocket

Tidy for Toilet Table

Open Knotting Insertion

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As a bonus we will include a Macrame Desk making instructional originally published in 1881!


It sure gives a wonderful and substantial peek into the culture at the time this was in its heyday! LOL I just love this stuff and will have to give it a try soon this fall and winter!!!

This item goes into great depth in order to ''explain the working of knots and stitches one by one, and illustrate each in relative order of difficulty.''

Whew! A lot of stuff here... 33 macram? knots, bars, instructions, patterns and projects from beginner to advanced skill levels. I am sure it will keep you busy a long, long time! Lots of fun, easy to follow instructions with remarkably attractive results! I just love this information and am sure you will, too!

What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!

Pretty much everything you need to make the dainty silk Victorian household embroideries but the antique or vintage threads, fabric, hoops or frames, etc. Those 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 or craft 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 fiber art and thread worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

 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!


You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned into a CD-ROM Reproduction™ using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download a FREE version of the Adobe software program at www.adobe.com .

This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD of this historic and resourceful book. The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing book on embroidery. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE book'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 Dakota Prairie Treasures' Antique Book CD Republications™

* Every image and every page has been scanned 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!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at a high dsi and is readily accessible using Adobe Acrobat (or other pdf reading software programs). This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page or the entire book!

* 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!

* If you spill your coffee, tea or soda on a page you just print yourself another!

* You can put all of your notes or musings on your printouts and save them in a folder for future referencing!

*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...


Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions and store listings for many other unique needlework CD Republications™ for the creative muse in 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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