Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vintage Needlework Books Online-Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet


This little charmer from 1918 is available free at Project Gutenberg.

4 comments:

Rochelle R. said...

I can see someone wearing this now. It doesn't look dated but it sure would be a lot of work. Can't imagine how many hours it would take to make. It seems like now there are just to many distractions. I wonder if people make big projects anymore.

Shay said...

You mean like these ladies?

http://zimmermaniacs.blogspot.com/

Lidian said...

What a brilliant pic!

I didn't know there were images over at Project Gutenberg, thank you - I will have to go check it out.

I have been over there but mostly stumbling around in the Victorian novels, so to speak. Or over them.

Shay said...

Lidian -- look for books that say HTML instead of plain text. I think when Gutenberg first started they limited themselves to plain text copies of old books, but as technology (or bandwidth) became cheaper, they started offering the HTML versions.

Check out their cookbooks!