PieceWork September/October 2016

PW SeptOct 16 CoverBack by popular demand—another literary issue! This time, however, there’s a little twist: the focus is on mystery novels.

The description for the issue in our 2016 Editorial Calendar reads: Odd how needlework of all kinds turns up in so many mystery novels. And odd how many needleworkers are devoted to this type of delicious escape literature. Send us stories derived from your favorites and projects that harbor clues or evoke the atmosphere of a well-told tale.

Our contributors came through in spades! (And you know I’m a happy camper because I got to add some books to my ever-growing wish list.) Although I have read every one of the Nancy Drew mysteries, I had no idea there wasn’t a Carolyn Keene. I also have read all of the Ngaio Marsh mysteries, but I needed a reminder about how important fiber and color are in them. Then there’s the whole Jane Austen as ace detective thing. Those few examples hint at what’s inside on the mystery front, but this issue has much more!

Enjoy!
Jeane

 

P.S. The photo shoot for this issue was at the charming Fernweh Inn & Hostel in Fort Collins. Thanks to Kelsey Schwager and the staff for the warm welcome. Visit www.fortcollinshostel.com for more information.

PROJECTS

LACE No. 10

ARTICLES

PieceWork Miniatures Contest 2016 Winners
Inside The Mitten: A Peek into Jan Brett’s Adaptation of a Classic Ukrainian Folktale, Kathy Augustine
Handwork and the Mystery Genre, Julie Turjoman
Maudie-Jane Cloche to Knit, Julie Turjoman
The Secret in the Stitches: Nancy Drew and Knitting, Kathy Augustine
Whodunit?: Ask Jane Austen, Mary Polityka Bush
Fabrications: Textile Notes in Ngaio Marsh’s New Zealand Mysteries, Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Patricia Moyes’s Lethal Knitting Needle, Mimi Seyferth

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