PieceWork November/December 2015

Cover fullAs I write this letter in mid-September, it’s almost 90 degrees outside.

But I know winter is on its way—Colorado’s aspens are beginning their grand fall color show, and nighttime temperatures are dipping into the mid-40s. And here we are with our Celebration of Winter issue of PieceWork!

Our cover shawl, designed by Inna Voltchkova, follows the Russian tradition of winter being the time for weddings and for a Russian bride to wear a knitted warm shawl. Bride or not, you will want to wrap yourself up in this soft and cozy shawl made with an angora/wool blend yarn.

Numerous events around the world celebrate winter, and Eileen Lee provides an annotated list of a few in her article, “Ice Festivals.” Her Ice Festival Hat and Mittens to Knit project will keep you warm and toasty and fashionable during the long cold winter months. This terrific project is our latest PieceWork kit.

Enjoy our celebration of winter! And I send my heartfelt wishes to each of you for a holiday season filled with joy.






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Volume XXIII, Number 6


Let Us Keep Knitting and Crocheting for the Bazar, Sisters!: Notes on the December 1900 National Suffrage Fair, Katherine Durack

Jokkmokk Winter Market, Laura Ricketts

Ice Festivals, Eileen Lee

A Shaker Christmas, Rohn Strong

Fukusa: The Art of Gift Giving in Edo Period Japan, Mary Polityka Bush

Shivani’s Closet, Kathy Augustine

Rites of Sun and Fire, Mary B. Kelly


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