Published in 1848, The Drawing-Room Magazine or Ladies Book of Fancy Needlework and Choice Literature, Vol. 1, does not list an author. I did notice that all of the netting patterns listed below, except for the first Netted Doily on page 6, were designed by Mrs. Warren.
Volume 1 includes six netting patterns. The digitized copy does not stop at the end of Volume 1. Instead it continues and includes Volume 2. Volume 2 includes two more netting patterns. There is also an illustration of the completed item for most of those patterns.
- Netted Doily (page 6)
- Netted Under Sleeve And Cuff (page 33)
- Knitted Opera Cap with Netted Border (page 34)
- Neck Tie in Grecian Netting (page 69)
- Pattern for Darning a Netted Bread Cloth, Netted Square (page 99)
- Piece of Netted Lace (page 202)
- Netted Doyley for a Center, or a Top Dessert Dish (page 2)
- Netted Dessert Doyley or Bread Cloth (page 38)
I'm still trying out different patterns and different types of cord for a laundry bag. This week I tried some type 1 parachute cord. Just like the Twisted Polypropylene Rope from last week, this type of parachute cord did not hold the netting knot very well. I finally had to resort to heating each knot to make it hold its shape. I used a heat gun, but an iron would have worked just as well.
This laundry bag could hang permanently from a rod or hook; therefore, the bottom of the bag is made to open and close so the clothes can drop out of the bag when it is time to empty it. I originally made this bag for one of my young sons. Space in his room was at a premium, so I hung his laundry bag on the back of his bedroom door.
This time when I made the bag I attached a drawstring and cord lock to both the top and bottom openings.
|Bag with top up|
|Closeup of bag top|
|Closeup of bottom of bag|
|Bag with bottom up|
On a more seasonal note, I received an email today from someone in Brazil who also makes netting. She sent me a link to some beautiful Christmas netting done by Enza in Italy. Netting is truly world-wide.