This is The Lady's World Fancy Work Book No. 44, which dates to April 1917. The book was published quarterly on the 1st of the month.
54 numbered pages
This was obviously issued during World War I and mention is made of War Economy in Fancy Work Materials. Some advertisements also mention the war. There is an apology about the inability to reprint an earlier issue and subsequently the pattern for the Blackpool Triangle and Lace for Tea Cloth have been included in this issue.
Contains instructions for the following:
smart crochet-covered hat shapes - "For summer wear crochet hats made with mercerised cotton are a real economy, for they can be cleaned as opten as required, and it is an easy matter to alter the shape once one has mastered the making of them."
crocheted chair back cover - basket of flowers (as seen on front cover)
crocheted rose lace
crocheted louvain triangular corner
lady's plain knitted coat
knitted raglan coat for child of five years, with cap to match
child's crocheted silk slip with Breton cap to match
knitted cot cover
military coat for girl aged six to seven years, knitted in double Knitting ( shown in photographs above), with matching cap
crochet pram cover, with duckling motif at each corner
lady's shoulder wrap, worked in 2-ply, crocheted
The Blackpool Triangle and Lace for Tea-Cloth, crocheted
star lace, crocheted
Britannia square, crocheted
primrose square, crocheted
chemise or nightgown yoke in Filet crochet
handsome border with contrasting corners in Filet crochet
forget-me-not lace, crocheted
An absolutely wonderful edition!
The booklet is in good condition. Slight wear to folded edge. Address written on back page in pencil (delivery address I think, which has faded over time). Edges are generally good with slight wear, staples are rusted and holding firm. No rust on the pages! Tiny tear at top of outside pages at fold. Given that this is 94 years old it is in lovely condition!
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