Needlecraft Magazine Prints are the Vintage Décor You Need
The Interweave office houses PieceWork’s expansive Needlecraft magazine collection. Needlecraft, published from 1909 to 1941, includes within its now-antique pages knitting, crochet, tatting, and embroidery patterns along with fiction, advice, trends, recipes, and an enviable number of advertisements. But perhaps the best parts of Needlecraft are the striking historical covers, which just happen to make for quite stylish home décor.
Recently, the PieceWork team dug through the archives to curate a collection of our favorite vintage magazine covers. As PieceWork staff members, we had a hard time narrowing it down as our curious, needlework-loving minds were easily distracted by old photos, patterns, and advertisements within the pages. But finally, we settled on four favorite covers. Wondering which we chose?
Well, lucky you! We had them made into high-quality prints that are now available for purchase. Each of the four Needlecraft magazine covers are digitally printed in full color on 80-pound paper, and the unframed 14″ by 18″ prints come shipped in a durable tube, so they won’t get damaged in shipping. The prints arrive ready to be mounted on foam core or framed. Hang one or display all four. We chose to frame our set in matte gold frames and hang them salon-style above an antique table.
Of the four covers we chose to have printed, one illustrates Czechoslovakian embroidery with a woman in traditional dress, one shows a girl learning to embroider seated at her mother’s side, one tells the story of turning wool into cloth from sheep to finished gown, and one features a German woman at a spinning wheel accompanied by her daughter who’s embroidering with a picturesque mountain village in the background.
Even after more than eighty years, all of the original Needlecraft magazine cover illustrations remain crisp and vivid.
Let all of your guests know you’re a fiber fan with these attractive vintage prints, or give them as a gift to your favorite fiber enthusiast. Whether they are for yourself or someone else, the Needlecraft Magazine Prints will charm any textile lover with a fondness for vintage décor.
—PieceWork Editorial Staff
Featured Image: Detail of Needlecraft magazine from March 1929.