Saturday, October 02, 2021

Hearth and Home April 1923 - Edging or Collar

The Vickery & Hill Publishing Company of Augusta, Maine produced many inexpensive magazines on poor quality paper beginning in the late 1800's.  One of these was Hearth and Home.  The issue I have has 2 pages of rather nice needlework patterns, 4 fiction stories, and lots and lot of advertisements. 

Here is the  tatting pattern, by Mrs. Anna Knight of Hudson, Michigan.  Originally it was spread across 3 columns on 2 pages, but I have cropped and pasted it into a single image, click to enlarge.

One of the ads was for Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.  You could also order remedies for almost any ailment, books, dishes, watches, dolls, flower bulbs, a bicycle, or an an automatic revolver.



  1. That’s a lovely pattern, Martha. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Pretty tatting pattern! What is your favorite way to create tips or points without using a three-ring clover?

    1. I thought about it, and I don't think I have a favorite way, just whatever works for the piece I'm designing.

  3. Good that the designer’s name is included.

  4. The ads are almost as interesting as the patterns!