’Tis the season for going to fiber events and woolly gatherings! Maybe you’ve added a fiber excursion to a family vacation or planned a solo getaway to indulge in your craft. Wherever you roam this summer, traveling plus attending a fiber festival equals a great opportunity to meet new people and expand your handspinning community. […]

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Here at PieceWork, we just adore the variety and practicality of knitted socks. The universal appeal is plain to see as cultures around the world have their own variations of the handknitted footwear. Here is a recap of 5 of our favorite pairs of socks from our Sock Monday blog-post series that you might have […]

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One of the joys of handspinning is that you can take it with you. Spindles pack up easily, but sometimes you need something more substantial. You want a spinning wheel. Portable spinning wheels come in many styles and sizes: folding wheels, charkhas, kick spindles, and electric wheels. You may be surprised—even a wheel that’s not […]

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Knit a Pair of Victorian-Era Socks

Over the years, we at PieceWork have written a lot about the delightful patterns featured in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, and we’re especially smitten by Weldon’s Victorian-era socks. So much so, that we published several eBooks featuring the content within the Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter series. Here are some of the highlights that make knitting Victorian-era […]

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There comes a time in one’s life when circumstances require you to take a cold, hard look at your stuff. Moving to a smaller living space and downsizing force you to make some hard choices. It’s a process, and letting go of some of your prized fiber stash (gulp) can be emotional for a fiber […]

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Make a Hmong-Amish Reverse-Appliqué Square

“Preserving the Legacy of Needlework” is the mission statement printed on the cover of PieceWork, and needlework traditions stay alive through practice, adaptation, and sharing. When cultures come together, craft can be a common language that facilitates community. A great example of this can be seen in the textile connections forged between the Amish and […]

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