The Lace Mantilla: A Centuries-Old Spanish Tradition

Not only a lovely garment but also a piece of a woman’s identity

I Spy Couching Stitch

Can you find the couched diaper pattern, simple or nué, and basic couching stitch in the funeral pall of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers?

The Life of Grace Darling

The story of a daring rescue off the coast of Northumberland.

Knitting Spools

Rediscover a tool used to create a tubular or flat fabric by repeatedly interlocking loops of yarn.

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Cross-Stitch Heart with Quaker Motifs

Janice Wood created a sweet cross-stitch heart, which incorporates traditional Quaker sampler motifs with an alphabet on one side of the heart and the date and recipient’s initials on the reverse.

7 FREE Knitted Lace Projects from PieceWork Magazine

Are you captivated by vintage knitted lace? PieceWork magazine has curated a collection of 7 FREE, historical knitting patterns that will delight you.

Buttons to Embroider and Needle Tat

Christen combined two great needlework techniques into one stunning button.

Knit an “All Shall Be Well” Shawl

Jacqueline based her shawl on the one her grandfather knitted while convalescing from an injury he received during World War I.

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Celebrate International Lace Day!

Whether you recognize the day in February, June, or September there is always time for lace!

Banjara Dowry Purse

The Banjara embroidery design on a small dowry purse comprises simple squares, rectangles, and line work. But oh! The colors!

Vietnamese Silk Embroidery

The exquisite art of painting with silk

Myth and Mystery—Call for Submissions PieceWork Summer 2023

Needlework is imbued with narratives that might range from the everyday to larger than life, and sometimes there are a few loose ends that leave us guessing. Do you have a great story to share?

Family Textiles Inspired by Maine Lakes

A series of three knitted panels, using embroidery for details, are fiber windows onto landscapes important to the author and her family.

Herbert Niebling: Grand Master of Lace Knitting

Niebling’s designs are not for the faint of heart or the impatient knitter. Some of his larger table covers contain as many as 300 rounds, with the outer rounds comprising hundreds of stitches, all to be worked in fine thread from pages of complex charts.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Couched Goldwork Embroidery

Join us as we take a sneak peek into the series of articles by embroidery artist and teacher Natalie Dupuis.

What Is a Fichu?

Though varied in style and material, the fichu was an important fashion accessory during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Timeless Tools: Thimbles

Thimbles are highly prized by collectors and stitchers alike and loved for their practicality, beauty, and infinite variety.

Giving Rickrack a Second Chance

Discover the original use for this misunderstood trim.

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