Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More on Needlework...

Back at the end of February, Regina posted about the genteel pastime of fine needlework for ladies. This week, I’m following up with some of the sources young ladies might have consulted for their fancywork: magazines!

La Belle Assemblee, The Lady’s Magazine, and of course Ackermann’s Repository all published needlework patterns in every monthly issue. Many were for specific items, as you can see below in this pattern for a collar from La Belle Assemblee:

Others were just nice patterns that could be used anywhere. Here are several for your viewing pleasure. I've supplied dates where I have them…enjoy!

Muslin Patterns from Ackermann's Repository, 1813:

Needlework patterns, Ackermann's Repository:

Muslin Patterns, Ackermann's Repository, 1818:

La Belle Assemblee, 1815:

La Belle Assemblee, 1812:


Regina Scott said...

Thank you! The detail on these is amazing. I don't think I would have had the patience, time, or dexterity to try them. :-)

Marissa Doyle said...

I don't think I would have had the eyesight! :)