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Thursday 08/07/2014, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Other Side of Weldon's Practical Needlework with Franklin Habit
Impractical Magic: Oddities and Curiosities of Weldon's Practical Needlework. 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 funny, informative, lavishly 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.
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