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PieceWork Back Issue

November/December 2003

On the Cover:
A silk carpet to needlepoint, designed and stitched by Phyllis Faust.

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
An interview with America’s First Lady of Needlework: Erica Wilson
Catherine Amoroso Leslie





Needleworker of the Year Awards 2003
See the needlework that earned PieceWork’s Needleworker of the Year 2003 awards and a profile of the grand-prize winner’s nominating shop, Needle Arts, Incorporated, of Dearborn, Michigan.

My World War II Christmas Stocking
Knitted in 1943, the stocking that Barbara Bentley’s grandmother made for her still hangs by the chimney every Christmas.
by Barbara Bentley

Needlework Toys:
Curious George and Calico Cat
by Carol Pearsall
By Ann Sabin Swanson
Baby Doll
by Kathie Karbowski
Baby’s Dolls
by Shirley Hansen
My Crocheted Dog
by Christelle Schoening

Crochet a Cat
Meg Grossman’s adaptation from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 9, is a lovable toy cat that bears a resemblance to her own cat, Mr. Yellow.

Make a Crazy-Quilt Ball
Mary Polityka Bush designed and stitched this playful soft
toy for a baby.

Delightful Concoctions: Crazy Quilts
A brief history of crazy-quilting.
by Betty Pillsbury

Needlepoint a Silk Carpet
Phyllis Faust’s travels to India inspired this miniature carpet, whose smooth silk surface makes it feel like an antique.

Knit a Flock of Sheep
After taking Anu Raud’s workshop on knitted animals in Finland, Nancy Bush designed and knitted these stuffed sheep.

Anu Raud’s Animals
Although no written patterns are used to create these Estonian knitted animals, their traditional colors and motifs educate Estonian children about their culture, heritage, and traditions.
by Nancy Bush

Hummel Bonnets: Symbol of Scots Pride
From about the 1790s until the mid-nineteenth century,
these knitted caps were worn as fatigue dress by Scots
Highland regiments.
by Deborah Pulliam

Knit a Hummel Bonnet
Deborah Pulliam knitted and fulled this hummel bonnet; you can make one, too.

An Embroidered Purse Mystery
This intricately embroidered purse appears not to be of Chinese
origin, but its source nevertheless remains unknown.
by Catherine Amoroso Leslie

Embroider a Hair Tie
Melinda Barta, inspired by the minute detail of the mountain-and-moon motif on the mystery purse, created a hair tie to embroider.

Connecting Centuries, Countries, and Cultures:
Quilting and Patchwork in South Asia

Quilted textiles play important roles in South Asian communities today.
by Linda L. Beeman

Behind the Rainbow
The history of Pearsall’s Ltd., manufacturer and purveyor
of embroidery silk, dates to 1795.
by Mary Polityka Bush



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