PieceWork, July/August 2004 (Digital Edition)

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Start your journey with a knitted traveler's pocket, perfect for keeping your small belonging and knitting projects safe as you travel. Meet Jim Simpson, a man who knitted a blanket with pot-handle needles, and read his story to learn why. Then discover embroidered narratives of Nantucket and a needlepoint clutch purse inspired by the Cassiopeia-A supernova.

Table of Contents
  • Knit a Traveler's Pocket- Nancy Bush, inspired by medieval Islamic, northern European, and Norwegian motifs, knitted this useful travel accessory.
  • Red Fezzes and Yellow Slippers: Mark Twain and Charlie Langdon in the Holy Land- An embroidered vest worn by an Egyptian dragoman (interpreter) is one of the souvenirs of Twain and Langdon's trip to the Holy Land. (Lynne Zacek Bassett)
  • The Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Cas-A Needlepoint Story- A vivid X-ray image of supernova Cassiopeia-A inspired the needlepoint worked by the legendary astronomer. (John R. Whitman)
  • Needlepoint a Cas-A Clutch Purse- Judy Kettner needlepointed a detail of John R. Whitman's Cas-A needlepoint on this eye-catching purse.
  • Knitting with Pot Handles Isn't for Sissies- After his plane was shot down during World War II, the Australian Jim Simpson used pot handles to knit a blanket while in a prisoner-of-war camp. (Donna Druchunas)
  • Reading into History: Susan Boardman's Nantucket Embroidered Narratives- Inspired by the journals of Susan Veeder, the wife of a Nantucket whaling captain, Susan Boardman embroidered her story. (Julia Fein Azoulay)
  • Cross-Stitch an Arctic Map Journal Cover- Begin a logbook of your journeys with Elly Smith's travel-inspired counted-thread map.
  • From China: Uncle Charlie's Dragons- These ornately embroidered silk shantung pillow shams and coverlet from the Orient have been treasured for generations. (Mary Polityka Bush)
  • Mexican Samplers from the Witte Museum- San Antonio, Texas, is home to fifty-two rare nineteenth-century Mexican samplers. (Pat Rozendal)
  • Embroider a Postage Stamp- Linda Moore stitched a stamp with a hoop-and-needle motif for the window of a keepsake letter box.
  • Miniature Works of Art: Collecting Textile and Needlework Stamps- Since 1893, textile- and needlework-themed stamps have been issued around the world. (Diana Erbio)
  • Royal Coach Processions in Early Modern Portugal- Silver- and gold-embroidered banners, sidesaddles, tunics, and coaches highlighted Portuguese royal processions during the seventeenth century. (Dolores Bausum)
  • Knit These Sweet Baby Booties- Inspired by the work of Odette Anastasi, Evelyn A. Clark knitted three variations of baby booties.
  • Odette Anastasi's Knitted Italian Booties- These labors of love were knitted in Italy and sold in baby shops and boutiques around the world. (Mary Berghammer)
  • Needlepoint a Luggage Tag- Designed by Melinda Barta and stitched by Judy Kettner, this Eiffel Tower luggage tag will complement your travel ensemble.
  • Stitches from a Bygone Time: A Mother and Son's Collaboration- Inspired by the work of his naval-architect father, seven-year-old Russell Thorp Kirby made sketches that his mother transformed into an embroidered table cover. (Emily B. Kirby)
  • Stitch a Rose Pinwheel- One of four accessories from England's Royal School of Needlework's Country Garden Collection, this pinwheel combines raised embroidery and goldwork.

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