PieceWork March/April 2016

PieceWork March/April 2016As you know, PieceWork often includes articles and projects on everyday textiles. You will find that the same is true for the March/April 2016 issue as well. Kathy Augustine writes: “Embroidery, although not a survival skill, helped women carve a little bit of civilization out of a harsh environment.”

You’ll also discover the beautiful needlework that was produced by Gustave Stickley’s Craftsman Company and embroidered huck tea towels. There are 9 projects to knit, crochet, and embroider for your family and home. And there’s much more!

Don’t forget that April 1, 2016 is the deadline for PieceWork’s 2016 Miniatures Contest. Five category winners receive needlework products from our generous sponsors! Visit www.needleworktraditions.com/needlework-contest for complete information, including a link to the 2016 Miniatures Rules and Entry Form to print and Online Entry Form. We are eager to see your creations!






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Volume XXIV, Number 2


A sampling of vintage patterns

New and noteworthy

The Last Word
Books of interest

Elizabeth Terry’s Embroidered Coverlet
Kathy Augustine

Gustav Stickley and the Arts and Crafts Movement in America
Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika

Embroidered Huck Towels: A Feast for the Eyes
Mary Polityka Bush

The Needlework of Susie Whitehead Waller
Melissa Winders

Mama Waller’s Edging to Crochet

A Lady, Miss Watts, Mrs. Beeton, Thérèse de Dillmont, and More Nineteenth-Century Needlework Authors
Christopher John Brooke Phillips

The DMC Library–Thérèse de Dillmont Editions
Christopher John Brooke Phillips

No Batteries Required: And Other Reasons to Teach a Child to Knit
Mary Polityka Bush


Letter from the editor

By Post
Letters from Readers

Abbreviations & Techniques

Upcoming events

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