Needlework

Mittens to Knit Inspired by a Late-Medieval Mitten

A sixteenth-century child’s mitten now in the collection of the Museum of London and shown in my article “A Child’s Mitten from Sixteenth-Century London,” which was featured…

Macramé

Macramé Lace Revisited

European and American women in the late nineteenth century were mad for macramé, or macramé lace as it was known in instruction books for Victorian fancywork, which…

PieceWork

Uncovering the History of Needlework: PieceWork Summer 2019

Welcome to the “Who Knew?” issue of PieceWork! As I have said many times, each issue of the magazine always brings something new to me. The Summer…

Scroll stitch

A Stitch in Time: Scroll Stitch

The scroll stitch belongs to the knotted-stitch family and is a scroll- or wave-like line stitch. It’s also known as the single-knotted-line or scroll-knot stitch and produces…

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Macramé Lace Revisited

European and American women in the late nineteenth century were mad for macramé, or macramé lace as it was known in instruction books for Victorian fancywork, which…

Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Knitted Just For You!

June ushers in wedding season—a season that has seemingly lengthened over the last few years! I’ve been to more October weddings than summer weddings lately. But summer…

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 9 Sock Heel Types

Last week, we covered the re-footing method from Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter. This week, we’re taking a look at 9 sock heel types covered in the same…

Join Interweave Escapes in Santa Fe, New Mexico November 14-17, 2019 with Instructors Norah Gaughan and Amy Detjen‎

Event Overview Interweave Escapes is a unique way for knitters to come together, learn from knitting experts and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow devotees in this intimate, retreat-style…

It’s Never Too Late to Discover Vintage Crochet

Within the pages of Vintage Crochet, you’ll find a different take on the wonderful world of crochet. We open with a section of articles that delve into…

Las Cruces Fiber Fiesta

Before I became an associate editor at Handwoven, I spent several lovely years working in the education department of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.…

How to Make Your Own Knitting Needles

The September 1919 issue of The Modern Priscilla magazine has a page titled “For Priscilla Juniors: Something to Do in September.” Included are the “Squirrel Sewing Bag”…

Uncovering the History of Needlework: PieceWork Summer 2019

Welcome to the “Who Knew?” issue of PieceWork! As I have said many times, each issue of the magazine always brings something new to me. The Summer…

A Stitch in Time: Scroll Stitch

The scroll stitch belongs to the knotted-stitch family and is a scroll- or wave-like line stitch. It’s also known as the single-knotted-line or scroll-knot stitch and produces…

Dorset Buttons to Make

Did you know that a Thirty-Year-War soldier developed a method for making a thread-covered button? Making buttons provided much needed income for many in the towns and…

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: Knitting Two Socks at Once

How to Knit Two Socks at Once Seriously, what could be more practical than this? Practical, yes; easy, maybe not! Book author and PieceWork contributor Jacqueline Fee…

Norwegian Fingerless Gloves: A Pair of Offering Mitts to Knit

These offering mitts, also known as “mitts with tongues,” “church mitts,” or “stubby mitts,” were a traditional hand covering in rural Norway. They are a variation of…

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: French Heels Versus Dutch!

Last week, we took a look at 9 sock heel types from Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter. As I puzzled over the 19th century instructions for working these…

Ravelings: Knitting a World Away

How did you learn to knit? I was a new mom living in Israel when I first learned. I had taught myself to crochet a couple months…

A Stitch in Time: The Velvet Stitch

The velvet stitch, consisting of a cross-stitch and a loop, is a counted-thread stitch most often used in canvas work. Known by a variety of names—Astrakhan, Astrakhan…

Pattern of the Week: Sigríður Pullover

The hard thing about The Art of Circular Yokes is, there are so many beautiful projects, it is difficult to choose which to feature for a Pattern…

A Pair of Lacy Stockings Inspired by an American Classic

Love knitting lacy stockings? Look no further than the PieceWork special issue Knitting Traditions Fall 2011 for a stunning pair designed by contributor Lauren A. Ramsey and…

Knit, Embroider, and Felt a “Scribble” Pillow

This decorative “Scribble” Pillow will brighten up any decor. Designer Leigh Radford shares her inspired experimentation with knitting, embroidering, and then felting. The step-by-step instructions make the…

A Stitch in Time: Sorbello Stitch

The Sorbello or Sorbello knot stitch is a textured Italian embroidery stitch, originating in the small village of Sorbello, near Naples. It belongs to the knot/looped stitch…

PieceWork Call for Submissions Spring 2020: Exploring Our Needlework Traditions

Issue after issue, PieceWork magazine uncovers the stories behind the textiles and needlework that intrigue and fascinate us. Do you have an article idea or historically inspired…