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PieceWork Back Issue

January/February 2000



Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Textiles from Hardwick Hall

Santina M. Levey

At the end of the sixteenth century, Bess, countess of Shrewsbury, dedicated much of her time to the construction and furnishing of Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, England. The story of this remarkable woman and her textile collection was adapted from <I>Elizabethan Treasures, The Hardwick Hall Textiles,<P> published by the National Trust.

Plain-Sewing Samplers from 1880 through 1920

Deborah Dwyer

Often an odd combination of sleeves, pockets, and patches, plain-sewing samplers were used to display a young woman's practical hand-sewing skills.

Mariner's Compass Quilt Motif

Linda Carlson

The Mariner's Compass is a traditional quilt motif dating back at least to 1726. Linda Carlson designed and made a quilt in the manner of traditional early-nineteenth-century Mariner’s Compass quilts.

Expanding Horizons: Map and Globe Embroideries

Susan Goodier-Kalaf

In the late 1700s and early 1800s, stitching maps and globes educated young girls about their world and provided valuable needlework training.

Redesigning the Past

John R. Burbidge

Designers used dolls and mannequins to present scale models of their creations to patrons as early as the sixteenth century. Twentieth-century revivals of the tradition bring new life to historic fashions.

Victorian Hair Receivers

Gwen Blakley Kinsler

Once an essential accessory on the Victorian dressing table, hair receivers disappeared as the popularity of hairwork faded in the early twentieth century.

A Button Cover to Embroider

Practice a sampling of embroidery stitches while making this lovely button cover adapted by Susan Strawn Bailey from a floral-patterned plain-sewing sampler.

In the March/April 2000 PieceWork

A Prairie Shawl to Knit

Homesteading Big Owl

Cross-Stitch a Family Sampler

Amanda Goes West

Family History in a Hooked Wool Stair Runner


Button Cover to Embroider

Crochet Swan Centers


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