PieceWork Call for Submissions Fall 2019

PieceWork is a magazine for those who love and do handwork, and who value its past and present role in the ongoing human story. PieceWork‘s unique purpose is to celebrate, explore, and promote historic and ethnic fabric-related handwork in articles and selected projects on quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, appliqué, beadwork, needlepoint, lace making, and fine handsewing.

Unlike many craft publications focused only on the how-to of a craft, PieceWork goes deeper. It tells readers where each kind of handwork comes from, how it was and is done, who did and does it, and why. PieceWork‘s editorial focus is the intersection of appreciation and exploration-by-doing. It presents well-researched but deeply human stories along with carefully selected hands-on projects in a format that is highly readable, visually appealing, and editorially provocative.


Pat Olski’s stunning Irish crochet buttons, which were featured in the May/June 2018 issue of PieceWork, will add pizzazz to any garment. The Roll-Stitch Button is the smaller of the two (at left); the Seventh-Wheel Button is the larger one (at right).

PieceWork offers an unusual blend of the story behind a handwork tradition, inspiring projects, and clear instructions for using the technique today. PieceWork honors the handwork and its creators—those who have done and continue to do “all this by hand.”

What would you like to see in a future issue of PieceWork? We are looking for compelling, well-researched, visually appealing, evocative content with in-depth needlework historical connections. The Fall 2019 submission deadline is approaching; we’d love to hear your ideas!


Anu Pink’s glorious “Muhu Gloves to Knit” for a woman from the Fall 2018 issue of PieceWork.

Due Dates for Future Issues Are:

Fall 2019
Submissions 5 December 2018; all material to be received on or before 4 February 2019

Winter 2019-2020
Submissions 6 March 2019; all material to be received on or before 15 May 2019

Spring 2020
Submissions 6 June 2019; all material to be received on or before 15 August 2019

For more information on submitting an article idea or project, please see our PieceWork Contributor Guidelines and the 2019–2020 Editorial Calendar. Email submissions to piecework@interweave.com or mail to PieceWork, 4868 Innovation Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

—The PieceWork Staff

Natalia Frank’s petit-point bird, which was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of PieceWork, finished as a cushion is miniature perfection. Photos by George Boe.

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