Life Lessons in Needlework

Within every issue of PieceWork are lessons in history and needlework, but the September/October 2017 issue stands out to me because it also offers a beautiful perspective on life and perseverance. Susan Strawn, inspired by hand-embroidered mittens exhibited at the Wing Lake Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (the “Wing”) in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, […]

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Handwoven Goods—Recycled Yarn and more!

ASHFORD RIGID-HEDDLE LOOM FREEDOM ROLLER You could weave forever with the Freedom Roller. This quick and easy-to attach cloth beam extension is available for Ashford Rigid-Heddle Looms. The roller allows you to weave longer fabrics and use thicker weft yarns without narrowing your shed because of build-up on the front beam. It’s a breeze to […]

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Our Favorite Handspun of the Summer

As summer comes to a close, we are here to help you reminisce on the good times you had instead of mourning those warm, wonderful months. Our coping mechanism? To brag about our summer handspun, of course. Reflect with us on our favorite creations of the summer and get excited to start some cozy fall […]

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The rural town of Hamilton, Missouri, is home to 1,724 residents and at least one family of quilting enthusiasts. The town looked much like many other small rural towns before Missouri Star Quilting Co. took off a few years after its opening in 2008. Abandoned buildings lined the streets, and when the 2008 recession hit, […]

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PieceWork 2016 Digital Collection

PieceWork had a big year in 2016. Issues including the 10th annual Historical Knitting Issue and 9th annual Lace Issue hold within them many great stories, and you can now experience them all at once with the PieceWork 2016 Collection Download. If you want to dive in but aren’t sure where to start, let me […]

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The Knotty Knitters Made a Giant Canadian Flag

“If we’re sittin’, we’re knittin’,” goes the motto of the Knotty Knitters, a group spanning 19 retirement communities in Ottowa, Canada. As a contribution to Canada 150 celebrations this summer, the communities came together to knit a giant 13-by-17-foot-tall Canadian flag. Christine O’Grady, the group’s community relations manager, wanted to do something in celebration of […]

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Explore Lithuania with Donna Druchunas

Not many are familiar with the country or its traditions, but the enchanting Lithuanian landscapes and architecture make it an appealing and interesting place even at first glance. Donna Druchunas, who is part Lithuanian, dove further into the culture to discover more about an important part of the country’s history: knitting in Lithuania. Although she […]

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The Knitting War Spies of History

In the United States and abroad, wartime has long involved knitters. Especially before women were involved in combat, they were encouraged to support troops from home by knitting necessary items for soldiers such as socks and hats. Since knitting was a very common sight, nobody would think of knitting as a suspicious activity. But knitting […]

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A group of 8 weavers from Laos are working hard to fulfill their textile dreams this year. The weavers are part of Ock Pop Tok in Luang Prabang, Laos, a team that works to shed light on Lao textiles and artists while increasing economic opportunity for artists and encouraging textile collaboration in Laos and worldwide. […]

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