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Victorian Edwardian Tea Cosy Cosies Patterns Book c1900
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Weldon's Practical Knitting And Crochet

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Tea Cosies In Knitting, Crochet, Hardanger, Embroidery, etc.

35 Illustrations

Originally Published c1900!

Why Buy Just One?

Receive a 50% s/h discount on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original "Weldon's Practical Shilling Guide to Fancy Work: Tea Cosies!" This item has many illustrations and instructions for tea cosies made with various needle working techniques! These items are made with crochet, knitting, hardanger, cross stitch, raffia work, macram , embroidery and darned filet net methods. The instructions for these items were created by experienced traditional needlework artists from across the Atlantic in England in c1900 and earlier! (Original is NOT for sale)

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!

Our customers say:

"As a seamstress I adore this. Rate service excellent. A++++"

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Originally produced in England by dedicated tea-drinkers c1900!

If you are into antique tea cosies/cozies and such this it the auction for you! It includes patterns, pictures, directions and instructions for 17 darling and unique tea cosies! You can see this book will keep you busy a long time these coming cold winter months making beautiful crocheted, knitted, embroidered, canvas worked, bead worked, net darning, Hardanger, cross stitched and raffia worked cosies for you and yours, as gifts or to sell at autumn or winter craft fairs. They certainly would make novel and valuable gifts for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or weddings.

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

FYI: As we pour over our antique book archives we have occasional discovered more turn-of-the-century tea cosy patterns and instructions. So, being our overly obsessive selves, we will (over time) be adding those additional instructions to this product. We feel they are just too fun and valuable not to share with other who love them as much as we!

Which one will you make first, for yourself, or that special someone in your life?


1) An Attractive Tea Cosy in Knotted Raffia Work (raffia)

2) A Bachelor's Cosy in Artificial Silk and Wool (crochet)

3) A Lovely Four-sided Cosy in Irish Crochet (crochet)

4) A Four-sided Coffee Cosy in Hardanger Embroidery (Hardanger)

5) Three Crinoline Lady Tea Cosies (fabric/laces)

6) A Pretty Cosy in Cross-Stitch and Beadwork on Canvas (cross stitch/beading)

7) A Knitted Tea Cosy Embroidered with Handsome Design in Cross-Stitch (knitting/cross stitch)

8) A Cottage Tea Cosy (cross stitch)

9) A Novel Shaped Tea Cosy in Tricot Crochet (crochet)

10) A Serviceable Cosy in Macram Twine (macram )

11) A Pretty Tea Cosy in Shell Design (crochet)

12) A Four-sided Cosy in Filet Crochet (crochet)

13) A Handsome Tea Cosy in Grape Design (crochet)

14) A Tea Cosy in Hardanger Embroidery (Hardanger)

15) A Filet Net Tea Cosy, Darned in a Handsome Design (Stag)

Plus 4 pages of Edwardian Era advertisements!

There are also general needlework and crochet (in English and French!) instructions and how-to's on making looped fringes and trimming the dresses of the three crinoline lady tea cosies. Extensive details regarding materials for each cosy such as fabrics, raffia, crochet thread, yarn cross stitch fabric, crochet hooks, knitting pins/needles, beads, embroidery silks, etc is here also! Plus, the finished dimensions are given for each item!


5 additional Victorian Era (1896) have been added to this rare republication!

They include:

Tea Cosy in Felt with Applique Work

An Embroidered Tea Cosy with "The Cup that Cheers" Motto

Coronation Cosy in Embroidery

Second Coronation Cosy in Embroidery

Knitted Tea Cosy

Each cosy pattern includes both an illustration and full instructions

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.

Pretty much everything you need to make the exquisitely delicate and useful needlework items presented but the fabric, silk or cotton floss, 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 Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating 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 at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.

What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™?

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.


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