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Learn about the influence of India’s painted cloths on trade, fashion, and needlework in the article Chintz comes to the West. You’ll also learn how embroidery affected everyday life in the Ottoman Empire. Admire an Egyptian sampler from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Discover the art of Chinese lotus shoes, which were beautifully embroidered covers for painfully bound feet. Then visit Russia with beautiful Orenburg gossamer and warm shawls. See embellished clothing from the Arab world.
Embroider a silk and gold scarf with Ottoman floral motifs. Make a pattern-darning table runner with Egyptian flair in this silk-on-linen runner. Knit your own fabulous Orenburg warm shawl.
In every issue of PieceWork magazine, you will be amazed at the amount of information packed into these pages:
Be inspired by needleworkers past and present. In each issue, you’ll meet needleworkers with unique stories to tell and special projects to share.
Explore traditional needlework throughout history. In addition to the people who did the work, you’ll get an up-close look at what they created and how they did it.
Test your needlework techniques with projects ranging from embroidery to knitting, quilting to beading, and crochet to cross-stitch.
- And so much more