PieceWork, September/October 2004 (Digital Edition)

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Discover the beauty of embroidered Chinese shoes and booties for children, then try your hand at embroidering back-to-school shoes for the special child in your life. Admire a lovely butterfly quilt and then learn how to appliqué a similar butterfly. And there's much more to see in this issue!

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Table of Contents
Projects
  • Learning Is an Ornament: Schoolgirl Art and Education, 1770-1850- Examples from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum highlight schoolgirl art that helps define the lives and times of the teachers, the schools, and the young ladies who stitched it. (Olive Blair Graffam)
  • Cross-Stitch a Schoolgirl Sampler- Stitch the alphabet and two motifs from a schoolgirl sampler now in the collection of the Embroiderers' Guild of America.
  • Stitching the World: Westtown School's Embroidered Globes- Family documents and Westtown School attendance records indicate that the earliest embroidered globe probably was made in 1804 and the last in 1844. (Judith A. Tyner)
  • Working on the Spirit of the Child: Needlework in Classrooms- Needlework found a fresh role in the new, "object-based" curricula of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Linda Moore)
  • Embroider a Giraffe- A handkerchief in Anne Bossert's collection inspired this stately giraffe Appliquéd on a back-to-school denim lunch bag.
  • Knitting the Town's History- The author designed and knitted a coverlet illustrating the history of her hometown, using patterns whose names evoke elements of that history. (Jane Campbell)
  • Knit a Girl's Cap- Nancy Bush adapted the "Girl's Cap in Mullion Stripe Pattern" in Volume 28 of Weldon's Practical Needlework for today's back-to-school crowd.
  • Stitch a Yarn-Sewn Lion Cushion- Meg Grossman stitched a delightful lion based on a hearthrug in the collection at Old Sturbridge Village using a technique popular in the early nineteenth century.
  • Home Is Where the Hearthrug Is: Yarn Sewing in Rural New England- Often mistaken for hooked rugs, yarn-sewn rugs made during the early 1800s offered a colorful way to protect the floor or an imported carpet from the sparks of the parlor fire. (Aimee E. Newell)
  • Warding Off Evil: Chinese Children's Booties and Shoes- For centuries, Chinese children's clothing and footwear were embroidered to ward off evil and ensure success in the future. (Valery Garrett)
  • Embroider Back-to-School Shoes- Traditional Chinese floral motifs decorate the sides of these sweet velvet Mary Janes for a little girl.
  • Appliqué a Butterfly- This colorful butterfly inspired by the butterflies on a family quilt belonging to Warren Wright adorns a fashionable girl's jacket.
  • Quilted Memories- Warren Wright grew up surrounded by quilts made in the mountains of Appalachia. The author examines several of them. (Ruth O'Neil)
  • An Embroidered Icon from Russia- A rare Russian embroidered icon is on display at Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. (Suzanne Howren)
  • Embroider a Russian Angel- Beth Robertson based this project on the two smaller angels found on the embroidered Russian icon now on display at Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C.
  • Many Hands Make Light Work: Conserving a Brussels Tapestry- Explore the conservation of a Brussels tapestry woven about 1710 and now in the collection of Canada's Glenbow Museum. (Lynn McShane)
  • Tapestry Crochet a Cat Pillow- Carol Ventura provides complete instructions to make this whimsical pillow, using the centuries-old technique of tapestry crochet.
  • Tapestry Crochet around the World- Variations of tapestry crochet are found in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. (Carol Ventura)

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Format: Digital Magazine Single Issue

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