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February 1910:Vol. XII, Issue #1
Page Count: 88


    • Wedding Party in the Balkans:
      Where Embroidery Alone Serves to Kill Time
      by Felix J. Koch
    • Couch Pillows of Artistic Design(embroidered)
    • Little Things for Summer Uses
      Coat set(lace,embroidery,tatting)
      Collar and Bow(embroidery)
      Dutch Collar, Jabot(embroidery)
      Linen Collar with Bow to Match(embroidery)
      Collar of Striped White Flaxon(embroidery)
      Collar, Jabot Set(embroidery)
      Embroidered Linen Parasol
      Popular Embroidered Dutch Collar
    • Chrysanthemum Opera Bag in Irish Crochet
      by Anna Wuerfel Brown
    • What to Wear in Separate Waists:
      (6)Embroidered Waists
    • Doilies with Borders in (2)Crochet, (1)Tatting
      by Gwen Keys
    • (2)Stenciled Borders for Runners, Table Covers
    • Embroidery for Infants:
      Blanket for Carriage
      Infants Long Slip with Embroidered Panel
      Infant's Hooded Cap
      Bib of Fine Linen
      Dainty Carriage Pillow
      Embroidered Lap Pad
      Embroideries for the Bassinet
      Embroidered Pique Slippers with Strap
      Nightingale of Cream White Cashmere
    • The Proper Needles for Embroidery
    • How to serve a Dinner When there are Guests
      by Bertha B. Troxell
    • Crocheted College Robes(monogram set)
    • Dainty Evening Scarf in Maltese Lace
      by Maud D. Burks
    • Finding a Market for Needlework
      by Evelyn Malcolm
    • Crocheted Silk Ties
    • Underwear Suggestions for Easter or June Bride(embroidered)
    • Dainty Dresser Set Done in Ismit Stitch
      by H. Stenstrom
    • Knitting and Crochet for the Baby:
      Crocheted Sacque(Gwen Keys)
      Knit Drawer Leggings(L.J. Brewster)
      Knit Knee Leggings(L.J. Brewster)
    • Crocheted Filet Guipure Lace
      by Catherine Lee Carter
    • An Effective Homemade Rug
      by Lucy B. Haven-Johnson
    • Two New Designs of Coronation Braid Lace
      by Katherine W. Lawson
    • Crocheted Breakfast Shawl
      by Gwen Keys
    • Pierced and Repoussé Brass Work
      by Louis Baury
    • Dainty Drawn Work Insertion
    • Stenciled Work Apron
      by Florence M. Holloday
    • Crocheted Butterfly
      by Lucia Noble
    • Some New Ideas in Sandwich Making
      by Rose Standish
    • Among the New Books(reviews of novels)
      by Christine Ferre
    • Confidential Beauty Chats
      by Bettina Van Ness
    • (5)Simple Designs in Tatting:
      Foundation, Edging(2), Beading, Joiner
      by Marion
    • Rough and Ready Stitch Bootee(knit)
      by L.J. Brewster
    • Crocheted Muffler
      by Lilian H. Wales
    • Irish Crochet Insertions or Beadings
      by Katherine W. Lawson
    • Easily-Made Sweater Jacket for Children(crochet)
    • Home Needlework Embroidery Club
    • Questions and Answers Column
      by Bettina Van Ness
    • Needle Helps

Magazine Title: Home Needlework Magazine
Editor(s): Mrs. Candace Wheeler
Publication Frequency: Jan. 1899 - ???: Quarterly;
??? - ???: Monthly;
Began Publication: January 1899
Ended Publication: 1917
Published by: 1899 - 1914?: The Florence Publishing Co. Florence, Mass.;
1914 - 1917: Home Needlework Publishing Co., Boston, Mass.
Average Page Count: 88
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 3/4" x 7"(digest)
ISSN: None

PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: I have yet to track down a run of this magazine for sale at a price I can afford, but there are several libraries that have digital scans on-line that you can access through Hathi Trust Digital Library. I've put a link below. I found names familiar to me from the pages of "Modern Priscilla" - Anna Wuerfel Brown and Gwen Keys. Like "Modern Priscilla", this was a magazine of ads for a lot of stamped embroidery projects and patterns disguised as articles, with a generous scattering of knit, crochet and tatting and a light sprinkling of other random articles like the brass work and book reviews. I wish I had a full run of them, but at least I can put what bib details I could dig up in a couple hours, and help everyone be aware that it existed and that it also carried tatting patterns! I found suggestions that this periodical was connected to Nonotuck Silk Company, which in turn had connections to the Corticelli Silk Company. I'll add more when I have time to run down specifics...

Excerpt from a digital library collection:
The Nonotuck story begins in the early 1830's when one Samuel Whitmarsh moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, built a cocoonery on his estate, planted mulberry trees, and set up a silk mill. Visitors flocked to see the miracle but, according to one eyewitness,"the mills were kept running in order to increase the sale of mulberry trees." By the end of the decade, the mulberry speculation had crashed, and Whitmarsh went with it. But his silk company was reborn in 1842 as the main enterprise of the Northampton Association for Education and Industry. Its dissolution in 1846 ended sericulture in Northampton--but not the manufacture of products from imported raw silk. Some of its members remained in the area and continued their efforts to create a humane industrial society.

One of them was Samuel L. Hill. The recently invented sewing machine was plagued with problems, not least the uneven quality of the available thread. Hill invented a machine that could spin silk smooth enough to be used in sewing machines and took over the factory and ran it as the Nonotuck Silk Company.

Later, the company changed its name again, and, as the Corticelli Silk Company, grew to be one of the world's largest producers of silk thread, made with raw silk imported from Japan. In New York City, the Corticelli logo—a kitten playing with a spool of thread—loomed over Broadway from a huge electrical sign at 42nd Street between 1910 and 1913. The company went out of business in 1930...

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