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Can you even imagine a world without thread? We can’t, and that’s why the November/December 2010 issue of PieceWork is our tribute to silk, wool, and cotton thread. We trace the long and intriguing history of silk, including America’s own Silk Road on which “silk trains” sped from West to East, learn about children’s book author Beatrix Potter’s efforts to save England’s Herdwick sheep, explore an Italian counted-thread technique that dates to the Middle Ages and the tradition of crocheted Russian lace shawls, and find out about one family’s personal connection to thread. Projects to knit, crochet, and embroider tie timeless traditions to the present. We all are connected by threads!