PieceWork March/April 2018 Lookbook

PieceWork’s first cover, March/April 1993.

PieceWork’s first cover, March/April 1993.

Welcome to the March/April 2018 issue of PieceWork—our 25th-anniversary celebration! We are so happy you are with us to mark this milestone. Linda Ligon, founder of Interweave, started PieceWork in 1993 for those who care about handwork and who value its past and present roles in the ongoing human story.

A Look Back

From the first issue, PieceWork’s mission has been to bring you poignant, inspiring, and entertaining articles on the history of handwork traditions and the people who created the work, with how-to techniques and step-by-step projects using those traditions.

“For their hands tell a story, and the works of their hands tell a story—each thread connecting us to those who came before. And the story endures.”
—Veronica Patterson, editor of PieceWork 1993–1997

A lot has changed over the years, but much hasn’t. Veronica Patterson’s moving words that graced the first issue’s cover are as true today as they were twenty-five years ago.

Thank you to all who have been on this journey; we’re looking forward to many more anniversary celebrations.

Enter Our 25th-Anniversary Contest

A special thank you to our 25th-anniversary sponsors: Bluebonnet Crafters, The CARON Collection, DMC, Green Mountain Spinnery, Jagger Spun, and Treenway Silks. These generous sponsors are contributing to a deluxe prize pack that twenty-five lucky readers will win! Enter here to win!

How Did They Do That?

That’s our theme for this anniversary issue. Inside, you will find some ingenious objects—from how to make seventeenth-century Dorset buttons to a contemporary take on the ancient technique of cross-knit looping. Learn how the Kurdish people of Northern Iraq have kept their knitting traditions alive through times of war and displacement. Knit a pair of the ingenious Richmond Gloves. All of this and much more await you in this special 25th-anniversary issue—PieceWork March/April 2018.

—The PieceWork Staff

Get your copy of PieceWork’s 25th-Anniversary issue!