Needlework Articles: Projects, History, How-Tos & More

A Selection of Books for Children

PieceWork adores books written for all ages, but especially when they introduce needlework young stitchers just learning their craft. Books for the wee ones charm readers both young and old alike! Here are a few of our favorite books for children that were reviewed by Allison Mackin in the May/June 2008 and July/August 2008 issues, […]

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3 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Make and Give

Make someone feel extra special with one of these great craft ideas from Mary Polityka Bush featured in PieceWork’s July/August 2005 issue. All you’ll need are a few materials to make Valentine’s Day gifts with vintage charm. 1. Crocheted Tote Bag To recycle a vintage crocheted table runner into a tote bag, I fold it […]

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Are you captivated by vintage knitted lace? PieceWork has curated a collection of historical and traditional knitting patterns that will delight you. In a FREE eBook from PieceWork, you’ll find 7 FREE heirloom-quality knitted lace projects gathered together in one FREE ebook for you. DOWNLOAD NOW Lace knitters will enjoy these 7 exquisite knitted lace […]

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Throughout 2017, Interweave’s knitting feed featured the wise words of Lisa Shroyer in a column entitled “Lisa’s List.” Naturally in her role as a long time editor of multiple knitting magazines, and then as Content Strategist for the yarn and fiber teams here at Interweave, Lisa is more than qualified to address the handmade life. Not only […]

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PieceWork just released its twelfth-annual Historical Knitting issue, January/February 2018. Knitting books hold a special place both in our hearts and on our bookshelves. Here are a few of our favorite knitting books that were featured in the January/February 2008 issue, our second-annual Historical Knitting issue. Armenian Knitting By Meg Swansen and Joyce Williams Pittsville, […]

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It’s no secret that PieceWork adores handknitted socks and stockings. Our adoration led us to dedicate the twelfth annual Historical Knitting issue, January/February 2018, to these humble foot coverings. Past Historical Knitting issues also contain stunning examples of socks. Anna Zilboorg’s Firework socks, featured on the cover of January/February 2011, are a particular favorite. Here’s […]

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Skolt Saami Sock Knitting Traditions

The Sami people are Scandinavia’s only United Nations (UN)–recognized indigenous people. Formerly called “Lapps,” the Sami people now consider that name an ethnic slur. They prefer to be called by their self-name, Sami. In Finland, the name is spelled Saami, and because the majority of the Skolt Saami live in that area, I will use […]

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