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Piecework September | October 2014

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Here is our fourth special issue combining two of my favorite things—literature and needlework. In the previous issues (September/October 2010, 2011, and 2012), we looked at knitting from the perspective of Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s brilliant sleuth; the sampler that Eliza, a double agent in the fictional world of Quicksilver, set in the time of Louis XIV and James II, cross-stitches; and the magnificent crocheted bedspread that plays a prominent role in the novel Like Water for Chocolate.

For this issue, we have gone even further afield, ranging from plain sewing in Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders to rug hooking in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Pat of Silver Bush and knitting in Edith Wharton’s short story Roman Fever. And there’s much more.


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Volume XXII, Number 5

6 This I Have Wrought: Words in Needlework Contest 2014 Winners

13 Isabella Bird: Traveler Extraordinaire
Carol Huebscher Rhoades

17 Isabella’s Scarf to Knit
Carol Huebscher Rhoades

20 Lucy Maud Montgomery: Hooking Stories
Dana Gerberi

24 A Hooked Hot-Dish Trivet
Betty Heath

27 A Child’s Eye View: Life with the All-of-a-Kind Family
Mary Lycan

31 All-of-a-Kind Family Red Cross Sleeveless Sweater to Knit
Mary Lycan

34 Connecting Threads: Sharing a Love for Needlework
Mary Polityka Bush

37 A Perforated-Paper Needle Book to Cross-Stitch
Mary Polityka Bush

41 A Twist of Crimson Silk: Knitting in Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever
Mimi Seyferth

45 A Scarf from a Twist of Crimson Silk to Knit
Mimi Seyferth

48 The Old Man, the Llamas, and Machu Picchu

52 A Peruvian Tasseled Scarf to Knit
Linda Ligon

54 Plain Work, Worsted, and Bays: Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe, and the Ancient Town of Colchester, England
Christopher John Brooke Phillips

57 Symbols in Samplers to Cross-Stitch
Christopher John Brooke Phillips
Stitched by Patricia A. Phillips

60 A Reticule à la Jane Austen to Knit
Heatherly Walker