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Learn about two-color knitting in Norway, then try knitting a pair of warm Norwegian gloves. Discover Oomingmak, an Alaskan cooperative that helps support Yupik families and relies on qiviut. There’s a qiviut cap to knit, as well. Learn about bargello and its history, then stitch a bargello brick cover. Queen Elizabeth of Romania tatted for comfort and pleasure. Admire some of her work and tat a beaded scarf edging.
Discover Victorian hairwork, designed for remembrance and mourning. Admire the blue-and-white embroidery of western China and try embroidering some Chinese blue-and-white motifs. Learn about the murder quilt, made during a 1915 murder trial.
Make a sock monkey and hobby horse. Embroider flour-sack towels and learn the history of embroidered flour sacks in Belgium. Discover stumpwork and stitch a stumpwork butterfly.
Explore needle-knotted miniature laces and make a needle-lace bebilla edging. Lace knitting in Iceland is a nineteenth-century tradition. Learn about it and knit an Icelandic lace shawl. Admire Tahitian quilts and appliqué a tifaifai-style table runner.
This special issue explores crafts and stories from Ellis Island. Meet people who traveled through Ellis Island with their families. Try your hand at projects inspired by what people brought with them.
Admire embroidered Chinese purses from the Qing era, then embroider your own Chinese purse. Colorful cathedral window quilts use an ingenious folding technique for quilt squares. Try it out with the Cathedral Window Trivet to make. You’ll also learn about the rosesaum mittens of Norway complete with a pattern to knit and embroider your own pair.
As with all our PieceWork Collections, you get needlework inspiration at your fingertips. You can get this Collection as either a CD or Download. Just look at the advantages:
These issues were scanned from original printed issues.