One of the many things Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remembered for is the iconic collars she wore with her black robes. In honor of the Supreme Court Justice’s passing, we’ve curated a collection of white lace collars from the pages of PieceWork.
Nancy Bush’s circular capelet is a different shape from a traditional knitted-lace shawl or scarf from Haapsalu, but this modern interpretation still includes the iconic nupps.
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Mary Nicolaides shares the story of her family's connection to tatting and the handmade shuttles made by her grandfather for her grandmother.
Dawn Cook Ronningen shares some of the more whimsical pincushions from her collection. They are sure to bring a smile to any stitcher.
In recent years, the Estonian word “nupp” has become part of the international knitting language. Nancy Bush tells us more about this iconic feature of Estonian knitting.
Learn the technique for tying a Cavandoli friendship bracelet. The pattern lines move diagonally and are so simple a child can work them.
The following is an excerpt from the November 1929 issue of Needlecraft —The Magazine of Home Arts' full-page article on samplers.
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 rows, with the outer rows comprising hundreds of stitches, all to be worked in fine thread from pages of complex charts.
Before television, the widespread use of radio, and the internet, needlework publications at their peaks reached a total of more than one million subscribers.
Learn to make a classic Dorset-style button. Handmade buttons were sold throughout Europe and the Americas from 1700 until 1860.
Before published patterns, sample books provided a way for stitch patterns to be collected and shared. In the July/August 2010 issue of PieceWork, Jane shared her vintage crochet sample book with our readers.