Name
Lecture: Impractical Magic: Oddities and Curiosities from Weldon's Practical Needlework
Date
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Session Type:
Lecture
Skill Level:
All Levels Welcome
Teacher:
Franklin Habit
Category
Lecture
Class Details:

This class is in a one-hour lecture format. There will be time for Q&A at the end but no hands-on attention.

Beginning in the 1880s, and for decades thereafter, the editors of Weldon's Practical Needlework provided an enormous audience of amateur craftswomen with patterns for garments designed to be warm, strong, long-lived and, well, practical. But Weldon's had another side, too. A side that proposed the knitting of covers for tennis balls, of knitting whips for children, and of covering open flames with crinkled tissue paper. In this illustrated talk–not for the faint of heart–we'll take a look at what our great-great-grandmothers got up to after they'd already knit a sufficiency of Socks for Invalids. Warning: May induce seizures in persons with good taste.

Homework:

None

Supplies for Class:

None