During the winter months, indulge and wear knitted socks around the house. Nothing feels cozier! In the January/February 2018 issue of PieceWork, our twelfth annual Historical Knitting issue, contributor Carol Huebscher Rhoades tell us a bit about the Swedish tradition of wearing raggsocks indoors and shares her pattern in “Swedish-Influenced Raggsocks: Everyday Luxury.” Here’s Carol: […]

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Britain’s nineteenth-century Arts and Crafts movement had a curious relationship with Victorian notions of social advancement. Whereas proponents of the Industrial Revolution encouraged mechanization and new technology, people in the Arts and Crafts movement looked back to the Middle Ages. Both camps firmly believed in progress—the improvement or even perfectibility of the human condition—yet one […]

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