Needlework

Festival Lace Mitts to Knit

Over the years, Inna Voltchkova’s exquisite lace knitting has graced the pages of several issues of PieceWork. Her latest contribution appears in the Winter 2018 issue. Her…

sock monkey

Two Pairs of Turkish Socks to Knit

Traditional Turkish socks are a challenging and rewarding project for seasoned knitters. The oddly shaped but well-fitting foot is begun at the toe, with the heel worked…

thread books and roses

The House of Worth: The Birth of Haute Couture

This gloriously illustrated coffee-table book by Chantal Trubert-Tollu, Françoise Tétart-Vittu, Jean-Marie Martin-Hattemberg, and Fabrice Olivieri tells the story of the House of Worth in meticulous detail and…

From the Vault

Not So Everyday Objects from Weldon’s

Victorian and Edwardian women, those with the leisure to make things by hand, had a different view of what textiles were necessary in their daily lives or…

Wandering Paths Stole to Knit Kit
Knitting Traditions 2018 Magazine
Sajou Rosette and Needle Card Sets
PieceWork Fall 2018 Magazine

NEEDLEWORK TRENDS

Not So Everyday Objects from Weldon’s

Victorian and Edwardian women, those with the leisure to make things by hand, had a different view of what textiles were necessary in their daily lives or…

Postcard from Scotland: Embroidered Stories in Scottish Samplers

The Scottish samplers in an exhibition at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh are part of the Lesley B. Durst collection. According to Leslie, an American sampler…

This Week in History: Jane Austen and Her Needlework

December 16, 1775: Beloved author Jane Austen is born. Jane Austen and her work, both literary and needle, continue to fascinate. She has a substantial fan base…

A Pair of Ethnic Stockings: Floral-Motif Bulgarian Socks

The glorious stockings of Bulgaria are easy to knit but include some techniques that may be unfamiliar to Western knitters—the wrap cast-on over two needles, the “make…

Shoes and Handknitted Socks

Handknitted socks are the luxury of the wearer. They’re a private pleasure worn inside boots and not seen by the public, or as a more visible means…

A Miniature Petit-Point Embroidery Bird to Stitch

The Tree-of-Life design is versatile—motifs from this pattern can be used to create cushions, seat covers, bookmarks, pincushions, bell pulls, and more, ranging from medium to tiny…

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Square for a D’oyley, or for a Pincushion Cover

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 18th installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4. The following are…

Discover Sami Knitting: Jouni and His Mittens

In PieceWork‘s eBook, Discover the Wonderful World of Sami Knitting: 5 Mitten Patterns from Finland, Norway & Sweden to Knit, you will learn about Jouni and his…

Join Interweave Escapes at Imperial River Company, Oregon May 16 – 19, 2019 with Brooklyn Tweed Instructors Lis Smith and Jamie McCarthy

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…

Four Books on Needlework Projects for Children

Making a gift by hand for a treasured child is a time-honored tradition. Here are four books PieceWork recommends on needlework projects for children. The first explores…

A History of Hungarian Csetnek Lace

The story of Csetnek lace resembles the stories of many European laces in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 1904, two philanthropic sisters, Erzsébet (1856–1917) and Aranka…

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Square Medallion

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 17th installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4. The following are…

It’s Time! Register for Interweave Yarn Fest

As the year winds to an end, I start planning my calendar for next year. At the top of the list, you’ll find all of the upcoming…

A Stitch in Time: Two-Sided Italian Cross-Stitch

The two-sided Italian cross-stitch is a square, densely textured stitch and is another member of the large cross-stitch family. It’s composed of a single cross-stitch with two…

Unraveling the Secrets of 18th-Century Knitted Hat in a Latrine

We will never know how the knitted hat ended up in the latrine, but we can be thankful that it did, because the organic ooze that surrounded…

Handmade Gifts for the Season: Four Books with Projects to Make and Give

Handmade gifts are a joy to give and receive. Here are four books PieceWork recommends with projects to make for friends and family this holiday season. The…

A Christening Gown to Knit

The oldest knitted infant garments, which may have been designated for a special event such as baptism, date from the seventeenth century. The modern christening gown did…

Join Interweave Escapes in Camden, Maine May 3-6, 2019 with Knitting Instructor Laura Nelkin

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

Happy Hand Turkey Thanksgiving!

As an ode to Thanksgiving, some Interweave staff got together and cranked out serious hand turkey action. They went beyond the construction paper angle, and included fiber along with many other…

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Round Loop Edging

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 16th installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4. The following are instructions…