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PieceWork Back Issue

March/April 2004

On the Cover:
Inspired by Korean bojagi, Judy Kettner embroidered this
gift wrap. See Embroider a Wrapping Cloth.

Editor's letter
By Post
Letters from readers
Book Marks
Books of interest
Needlework supplies
Upcoming events

The new and noteworthy
Preserving the legacy of needlework by finding ways to use and reuse new, old, or found objects
Shay Pendray’s Trimmings
A sampling of patterns, charts, and instructions to stitch
An interview with Shay Pendray,
host of the PBS television series
Needle Arts Studio
Catherine Amoroso Leslie





Silken Birds and Plants from Southeast Asia
The intricate and masterful embroidery on this linen fabric captures the birds and plants of Southeast Asia in exquisite detail.
by Linda Moore

Embroider a Blue Bird amid Spring Blossoms
Linda Moore, inspired by the Southeast Asian fabric, selected a bird
and wisteria blossoms to stitch in silk.

Knit Nordic Flower Sachets
Nancy Bush welcomes spring with two traditional knitting patterns, the maybell, or lily of the valley, from Estonia and the rose from Sweden.

Violets for Spring
Since the third century, violets have served as symbols of love and spring on letters, textiles, and books.
by Deborah Dwyer

Embroider a Bib with Violets
Inspired by the pinafore from Deborah Dwyer’s collection,
Mary Polityka Bush brings us this sweet springtime bib.

Japanese Country Embroidery
Although the silk kimonos of urban Japan are familiar to Westerners,
the beautifully appliquéd and embroidered robes of the indigenous people of Japan’s northernmost island are hardly known outside that country.
by Dolores Bausum

Stitch a Pansy Magnet
Teresa Iversen’s stitched pansies, when used as refrigerator magnets, will light up a kitchen.

Embroider a Counted-Thread Pincushion
Susan Greening Davis’s pincushion with silk threads and ribbons will delight needleworkers.

Shellwork Shadow-Box Grottoes from Colonial Philadelphia
These three-dimensional scenes created with seashells and other objects proclaimed a family’s wealth and status in eighteenth-century England and America.
by Laura Keim Stutman

Crochet a Shell-Pattern Bonnet
Inspired by a turn-of-the-century baby bonnet found at a consignment shop, Maggie Petsch crocheted this bonnet to welcome a new baby.

Wrapping Cloths of Korea
The sewing and embroidering of wrapping cloths, or bojagi, was often the only creative outlet for Korean women of the Joseon dynasty.
by Rita Rogers

Embroider a Wrapping Cloth
Judy Kettner continues the Korean tradition of wrapping gifts in bojagi with this embroidered cloth.

Embroider a Sewing Case
Consuelo Rockliff-Stein offers a fashionable way to store and organize threads and needlework tools.

Evdokia Sarecheff Yakovleff Gunn: Making a Life Wherever She Could
Despite incredible hardships, Evdokia Sarecheff Yakovleff Gunn was a knitter and crocheter to the end of her life.
by Nancy Nehring and Ellen Becker

The Transformation of Ornamentation: European Trade Goods and Native American Dress
Native Americans living in present-day North and South Carolina and Georgia during the early eighteenth century used European goods to embellish and clothe.
by Kathy Staples


Crochet One of Evdokia's Edgings


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