Many needleworkers follow in the footsteps of family members who stitched before them. PieceWork contributors are no exception. Here’s Irina Steponova to tell us more about the inspiration behind her lovely traditional Russian hand towel, which was featured in the March/April 2014 issue of PieceWork.Her towel was based on a towel embroidered by her grandmother. […]

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The subtle shading of colors and delicate cross-stitch work on linen fabric in Irina Stepanova’s “A Berlin-Work Reindeer Ornament to Stitch,” from PieceWork’s September/October 2017 issue, captures the essence of nineteenth-century Berlin work. Victorian needleworkers delighted in interpreting the natural world with needle and thread. Irina shares the inspiration behind her charming ornament. ~Elizabeth My […]

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