Early instructions · Knitting loom

Purse in the style of the Queen Elisabeth

The second of the named purses in the 1823 volume of Penélope is made on a round knitting loom. The instructions for it refer to techniques that are described in the preceding volume, which in turn refer to other instructions there. Merging these cascading fragments into a single text (as is done in the following… Continue reading Purse in the style of the Queen Elisabeth

Buttonhole looping · Early instructions

French instructions for a looped purse

Élisabeth-Félicie Bayle-Mouillard (writing as Élisabeth Celnart), gave detailed instructions for using a cup mold to make buttonhole looped purses in her Manuel des Demoiselles ou Art et Metiers published in Paris in 1826. They include general remarks about the tool and illustrate them with a specific purse. This has the same basic stitching pattern as… Continue reading French instructions for a looped purse