The Special Lace Issue features bobbin lace, lace made from silver and gold, Halas lace, Romanian point lace, and sun laces. Make your own silver and gold bobbin-lace pendant or a Romanian point-lace butterfly.
Discover a medieval manuscript sampler chart, beautiful examples of the embroidered coats and vests of Slovakia, and a form of Indian embroidery called zardozi. Also, find instructions for a cross-stitched portrait.
This issue contains uncommon needlework techniques such as Russian punchneedle embroidery, Mountmellick embroidery, Wessex stitchery, and nålbinding. There are projects to try in each of these techniques. Plus, see examples of the beautiful embroidery done by the Russian Old Believers.
Celebrate samplers with PieceWork. Discover the winners of the sampler contest and then try your hand at them yourself. Make your own knitted sampler and discover samplers from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Learn about the paisley motif and try a paisley pattern to bead. Get a sense of Victorian whimsy through crazy quilts. Then tat a pincushion, knit a wheat-ear border, or embroider covered buttons.
This issue has seven holiday projects, including a needlepointed and beaded purse, a “crazy” pattern scarf to crochet, and a Victorian lace square to appliqué and embroider. Also explore the Needlework Festival of Britain and application lace at the Great Exhibition of 1851.