A beautiful example of a Victorian netted curtain from 1858. Instructions are given in how to recreate this very pretty window dressing yourself. So if you are handy with needlecraft then this is for you. Material–One and a half pounds of Knitting Cotton, No. 10. Meshes–No. 12 and 14 BellContinue Reading

I found this article entitled the Art of Stay Making while perusing Peterson’s Magazine. This article is dated 1855 and gives instructions on how to make stays for corsets. I thought this could be useful for those making authentic costumes or for doll’s clothing. In pursuing our intention of givingContinue Reading

A crafts project from 1855 using the seeds of the muskmelon, which can include the varieties of honeydew and cantaloupe. The article is found in Peterson’s magazine. Take a needle and thread and string through one end of the seed, (just near enough the end not to break the seed)Continue Reading