Needlework

This Week in History: Rembrandt and Bobbin Lace

July 15, 1606. On this day, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden in the Netherlands. He apparently knew early in life that painting would be…

PieceWork

PieceWork Call for Submissions Summer 2020: How, Why, and When Did They Do That?

One of the joys of needlework is that there’s always something new to learn. Every issue of PieceWork illuminates the fascinating history of our favorite crafts. What…

William Morris

William Morris and The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

In the Summer 2019 issue of PieceWork, contributor Carol Huebscher Rhoades explores the divide between proponents of the Industrial Revolution and those in the Arts and Crafts…

Embroidery

Postcard from Scotland: The Exquisite Embroidery of Jane E. Hall

Jane E. Hall lives in Dorset in the south of England and is renowned for her exquisite nature-inspired embroidery. I hadn’t spoken to her for quite a…

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William Morris and The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

In the Summer 2019 issue of PieceWork, contributor Carol Huebscher Rhoades explores the divide between proponents of the Industrial Revolution and those in the Arts and Crafts…

Postcard from Scotland: The Exquisite Embroidery of Jane E. Hall

Jane E. Hall lives in Dorset in the south of England and is renowned for her exquisite nature-inspired embroidery. I hadn’t spoken to her for quite a…

A Stitch in Time: Three-Sided Stitch

The three-sided stitch is a triangular, flat-line stitch, which can also be tightly pulled to create a lacy appearance. It is also known as the Turkish, Bermuda…

Knit Hilton Lace Edging for Pillowcases

Here is a simple pattern from Lace from the Attic: A Victorian Notebook of Knitted Lace Patterns (Loveland, Colorado: Interweave, 1998) (affiliate link) for an edging to…

Filet Crochet a Sweater for all Seasons

This time of year the temperatures can vary quite a lot. The morning chill yields to the warming rays of the sun by afternoon. This is when…

Fall Leaves: Mountmellick Embroidery

A handful of leaves have begun their change from a rich palette of greens to soft yellow, soon to be a brilliant dark marigold on the honey…

Spotting Trends at the TNNA Summer Trade Show

The National Needle Arts Association descended on Cleveland, OH over this past weekend. The TNNA trade show is an event where yarn companies and other knitting suppliers…

Intarsia Socks: Color In Between

We hear intarsia and we think color knitting. But intarsia is also an ancient technique of inlaying pictorial mosaics into wood—a technique that was highly developed during…

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…

The Lure of Lace: PieceWork’s Special Issue Knitting Traditions Fall 2013

The seventh edition of PieceWork’s Knitting Traditions, Fall 2013, is all about lace—its magic and mystery and its ethereal quality—as expressed in knitting. The word “lace” comes…

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 7 Sock Toes

All Good Socks Come to an End A while back, Lisa Shroyer wrote about 9 different sock heel types that she found in the pages of Weldon’s.…

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…