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May/June 2009
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Piecework March/April 2009
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On the Cover:
Galina A. Khmeleva's
lace-knitted shawl (top)
and lace-knitted shawls from
her collection.

Photograph by Joe Coca.

A Pinkeep to Embroider
Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth's Working Collection of Lace and Needlework, p. 34

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A Needlelace Legacy: Italy's Aemilia Ars Society
by Jeanine Robertson
Trace the history of this traditional Italian needlelace from the lacework and embroidery branch of the Aemilia Ars Society, started in 1899.

A Rose Needlelace Insert to Stitch
by the Associazione Culturale "I merletti di Antonilla Cantelli" and Jeanine Robertson
Although the traditional designs of Aemilia Ars needlelace are many, only a few stitches are used to execute the lace; each of those stitches is used in this project.

PieceWork's Crocheted-Lace Challenge
by Linda Ligon
We invite you to send your version of Link Pattern Lace or Pointed Lace in Crochet Tatting from early-twentieth-century English pattern books to us for publication.

Knots and Loops: Untangling the Structure of Lace
by Nancy Nehring
Explore the differences among knotted and looped laces.

A Tribute to a Lace-Knitting Legend: Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova
by Galina A. Khmeleva
The author looks back at the life of her friend, adviser, confidante, and mentor.

Olga's Indiski [Indian] Shawl to Knit
by Galina A. Khmeleva
Step-by-step instructions for creating a captivating cashmere lace-knitted shawl inspired by one of Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova's designs.

Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth's Working Collection of Lace and Needlework
by Dianne Derbyshire
As a young girl, Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth was interested in all arts and crafts, but embroidery and lace were of special interest; she taught embroidery and lacemaking to others and became a collector to show people “how it was done” in the past.

America Nieves-Morales: Master Bobbin-Lacemaker
by Mary Stewart Sale
America Nieves-Morales's mother taught her how to make bobbin lace when America was a child in Puerto Rico; she continues to make bobbin lace and shares her knowledge in western Montana.

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Textile Travels: Part IV - Mexico City and Oaxaca
by Gwen Blakley Kinsler

Part 4 of our online travel series includes Gwen's favorite shopping spots in Mexico City. In Part 1, Gwen told how she began her textile collection with treasures bought in Honduras and Guatemala; Parts 2 and 3 are accounts of her stay in Ecuador (to access Parts 1, 2, and 3, click on Free Projects & Articles, then on Articles). Stay tuned for future installments. All of the countries visited in the series continue to draw textile lovers.

Textile Travels

A Wooden Spools Proudly Made in Willimantic, Maine
by Judy Buswick

At the turn of the twentieth century, lives in Willimantic, Maine, were tightly wound around wooden spools made to hold sewing thread-the little town in Piscataquis County was the spool-manufacturing hub of a major industry in the United States. Today, spools made of wood are rare, encountered primarily in collections and flea markets.

Wooden Spools Proudly Made in Willimantic

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