PieceWork, January/February 2004 (Digital Edition)

Needlework is the best way to bring in the New Year and to celebrate your Valentine on Valentine's Day.
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Needlework and love go hand in hand. PieceWork gives you 10 projects to make, including an embroidered heart, Valentine gloves to knit, and a Korsnäs bag to crochet. Plus, read some special articles that prove needlework and love go hand in hand.

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Table of Contents
Projects
  • Embroider a Rose-Petal Heart- Linda Moore selected a single heart-shaped rose petal from a linen tablecloth and embroidered it on silk for a box-top insert.
  • The Rose Tablecloth- This elaborately embroidered tablecloth from the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection of Colorado State University inspired the embroidery project presented on page 26. (Linda Carlso)
  • The Fisher Man's Lover- This poem was inspired by a photograph of a woman standing and knitting beside a cliff in Polperro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. (Jane Galer)
  • Knit Our Polperro Gloves- Nancy Bush, moved by Jane Galer's poem, designed these patterned gloves to knit for men.
  • More Love Than Money: Gifts of the 1930s- During the Depression, many women exchanged gifts of textiles that they had worked with needle and thread. (Jane Reid)
  • Embroider a Tea Towel- Mary Polityka Bush brings us this 1930s-style tea towel just in time for Valentine's Day.
  • Stitch a Blackwork Heart- From the Embroiderers' Guild of America's extensive needlework collection comes this blackwork heart motif to stitch.
  • What Is Blackwork?- Centuries old, blackwork consists of intricate patterns worked with a series of straight stitches and backstitches. (Ann Blalock)
  • Korsnäs Sweaters: Crocheted and Knitted Gifts of Love- Young women from the small Finnish village of Korsnäs crocheted and knitted intricate sweaters for their fiancés. (Carol Huebscher Rhoades)
  • Crochet a Bag with Korsnäs Motifs- Carol Huebscher Rhoades crocheted this Korsnäs bag with the traditional dancing girl motif.
  • The Shawls of Cuenca- Love story: a poet, an actress, and a warp-resist-dyed and fringed shawl made in Ecuador. (Deborah Dwyer)
  • Needlework and Love- Anniversary Doily (Diane Willett)
  • Raggedy Ann (Polly Havins)
  • Function Plus Fashion: Victorian Smoking Caps- During the mid-nineteenth century, men wore ornately embroidered velvet caps while smoking in the privacy of their rooms. (Diane Maglio)
  • Bead a Tudor Rose on a Velvet Hat- Sandie Abel dresses up a velvet hat with a late- fifteenth-century motif, the Tudor rose.
  • Make a Purse in Tunisian Crochet- Kathleen Power Johnson utilizes the technique of Tunisian crochet in this richly textured purse.
  • The Riddle of Tunisian Crochet- Although examples of Tunisian crochet have been documented as early as the mid-nineteenth century, the origin of the technique is still disputed. (Elizabeth Kurr)
  • Stitch a Miniature Victorian Spot Sampler- Page Dorsey continues the tradition of Victorian spot samplers with fifteen separate motifs to stitch.

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