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A Lace Revival: 25 Vintage Knitted Edgings

Here’s a preview of a new PieceWork eBook, A Lace Revival: 25 Vintage Edgings to Knit with our favorite patterns for knitted edgings. The patterns are from…

Two of the  projects from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits, PieceWork special issues, published in 2013 and 2014. Photos by Joe Hancock.

Fall 2019 Issue of PieceWork: Intriguing Needlework Stories and Projects

The Fall 2019 issue of PieceWork is just packed with stories and projects that particularly intrigue me. Here are some details: Six years ago, we were putting…

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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…

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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…

A Lace Revival: 25 Vintage Edgings to Knit eBook

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PieceWork Fall 2019 Digital Edition

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Make Your Own Yarn Button!

Have you ever needed a button to finish up a project and found your button stash totally depleted? Or maybe you just can’t find the right one…

Fall 2019 Issue of PieceWork: Intriguing Needlework Stories and Projects

The Fall 2019 issue of PieceWork is just packed with stories and projects that particularly intrigue me. Here are some details: Six years ago, we were putting…

Learning to Tat—Needle or Shuttle?

Learning to tat is on my needlework bucket list. I love the look of this exquisite form of lace making. Yet, which do I learn first, to…

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…

Les Tricoteuses: A Bastille Day Yarn

On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day (or as they call it “Quatorze Juillet”), the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 that marked…

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 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…