This ebay auction
for a lot of 3 Home Needlework Magazines reminded me that I wanted to share the contents of the October 1899 issue (which is one of the issues being auctioned in that ebay lot.) If you’re in a buying mood, take a look at the auction, because it seems like a fantastic lot. I have no idea what the contents of the other 2 issues are, but just based on the contents of the October 1899 issue, it looks to me like a worthwhile purchase.The October 1899 issue is particularly amazing because it has 9 color plates. There aren’t all that many crochet patterns, but the few present are great.
If you click this link, you’ll be able to view the new web page featuring 52 photos plus a description of the contents, articles, patterns, projects and tidbits in the Oct. 1899 issue of Home Needlework Magazine.
The antique-crochet.com site has now been updated with a new page about the book Centerpieces, Lemonade Sets, and Doilies, by Marie Antoinette Hees.
Now, I must confess that I am not much of a doily fan. I find that there are too many other things I’d rather spend the time on, if I am going to crochet. However, as far as doilies go, these are pretty amazing. The centerpieces are even more incredible. What you have here is really a collection of patterns that emphasizes intricate, lacy, scalloped crocheted edgings for table linens. If you’re into table linens with lacy edgings, I think you’d enjoy taking a look. The page includes lots more photos, plus a list of projects, and information about how to find a copy to purchase.
Antique Crochet Pattern Book: Centerpieces, Lemonade Sets, and Doilies