Trekking the Globe in Stitches

Join PieceWork for a tour of needlework from the seven continents. This seven-part series was inspired by a previous post, From the Vault, when we shared an excerpt from Angharad Thomas’s “Knitwear for Polar Explorers,” from the PieceWork special issue Knitting Traditions Spring 2015. We’ll start our trek in Antarctica. Read more… Antarctica Asia The […]

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If you’re anything like the typical beader, you have a growing collection of beads and tools that can seem unmanageable, perhaps making it challenging to work on projects. Here, we offer five of our favorite tips to help organize your craft space — big or small. These tips will also help you turn your craft […]

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Better Than Frogging: Sleeves

Knitting problems happen, and they happen to every knitter. This post series will collect some common knitting problems and offer some solutions that don’t require ripping out the whole project and starting over. There may be some frogging, but we’ll keep it to a minimum! In this installment, Project Editor Laura Hulslander had nearly finished […]

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Looking for out-of-the-ordinary crocheted items? The designs in Cool Crochet: 30 Hot, Fun Designs to Crochet and Wear are not only enjoyable to crochet, but sophisticated and fashionable, too. Projects include sweaters, a terrific coat, an elegant dress, and even a crocheted necklace. Plus, designer Melissa Leapman provides fabulous finishing tips making this volume a […]

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There’s nothing quite as cute a crocheted Christmas ornaments. Yes, we know that it’s not even Halloween yet—but these patterns are so adorable we can’t contain ourselves! Crochet your own fun and festive collection of Christmas tree decorations from these 25 simple-to-crochet patterns in five seasonal themes. This 5-star rated eBook will have your hook busy […]

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A Treasure Pouch in Simple Looping

Imbue your totems, tokens, or talismans with even more significance by nestling them in a handmade treasure pouch, from the PieceWork January/February 1994 issue. It’s perfect for precious things! A Treasure Pouch in Simple Looping designed by Robin Taylor Daugherty Posted February 21, 2014. Updated October 12, 2017. Featured Image: Photo by Joe Coca. Learn […]

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It’s no mystery—the PieceWork editorial staff adores books—and we know you, our readers, do too! Our love for literature and needlework go hand in hand. It’s a union celebrated by authors far and wide. With this in mind, we devote the September/October 2018 issue to these twin passions. Help us uncover the stitches in the […]

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Fiber Fact: The Nylon Craze

DuPont, the company that invented nylon, introduced the synthetic fiber for the first time as a pair of women’s stockings. The debut was at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, and by the time the stockings went on sale to the public in 1940, women were lining up to try out the more durable […]

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Well-known embroiderer Constance Howard (1910–2000), whose work was exhibited worldwide, adds her creativity to the stitches that are familiar to all embroiderers. The Constance Howard Book of Stitches illustrates her unique techniques with photos and diagrams. Learn the art of manipulating stitches to create one-of-a-kind embroideries that’ll be cherished for years to come. The Constance […]

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