On the Cover:
A silk carpet to needlepoint, designed and stitched by Phyllis
Letters from readers
Books of interest
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
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
Curious George and Calico Cat
by Carol Pearsall
By Ann Sabin Swanson
by Kathie Karbowski
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
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
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
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
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
Connecting Centuries, Countries, and
Quilting and Patchwork in South Asia
Quilted textiles play important roles in South Asian communities
by Linda L. Beeman
Behind the Rainbow
The history of Pearsall’s Ltd., manufacturer and
of embroidery silk, dates to 1795.
by Mary Polityka Bush