PieceWork March/April 2015 Preview
Welcome to our special Projects Issue!
Inside, you’ll find sixteen projects from an amazing team of designers worked in a wide variety of techniques, from knitting to needlework and tatting. Each is accompanied by an introduction that sets the historical context. For example, Donna Druchunas adapted the patterns for her three knitted flowers from The Floral Knitting Book by A Lady, published in London in1847. As was typical for that time, no illustrations of the completed flowers appear in the book. Donna embarked without knowing the size or appearance of the flowers. A very Victorian endeavor, indeed.
Eileen Lee looked to the long tradition of making bead-knitted bags, using very small beads for her stunning little bag. Irina Stepanova sought inspiration from the mid-nineteenth- century Biedermeier period for her stunning silk-on-silk gauze motif; it’s perfect inserted into the cover of a beautiful wooden jewelry box.
Five of the sixteen projects reflect the focus of this year’s PieceWork contest—Pincushions. We are so looking forward to your entries in the contest. Winners in each of the five categories will receive $250 worth of needlework supplies provided by our generous sponsors and will be featured in the September/October 2015 issue.
Letter from the editor
Letters from Readers
Products of interest
Abbreviations & Techniques
The Last Word
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