The Long Thread: Susan J. Jerome

Susan J. Jerome, Collections Manager, University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection

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The Crown Prince’s Sweater

Knit a sweater from the January/February 2015 issue that was inspired by one worn by Crown Prince Harald of Norway when his family fled the Nazis in 1940.

Safekeeping: PieceWork Summer 2021

Explore the preservation of needlework by learning about past makers, considering how we care for our collections today, and supporting future makers carrying needlework into the future.

Maltese Edging: A Crocheted-Lace Edging

Bart Elwell translated instructions for an elegant 1865 English crochet pattern.

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The Crown Prince’s Sweater

Knit a sweater from the January/February 2015 issue that was inspired by one worn by Crown Prince Harald of Norway when his family fled the Nazis in 1940.

Maltese Edging: A Crocheted-Lace Edging

Bart Elwell translated instructions for an elegant 1865 English crochet pattern.

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Amana Star-Pattern Baby Bonnet to Knit

Knit a baby bonnet from the November/December 2000 issue of PieceWork based on ones in the collection of the Amana Heritage Society in Amana, Iowa.

A Forget-Me-Not Edging to Knit

Knit a sweet lace edging adapted from a vintage pattern.

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Stitching Armenian Embroidery

Learn about Armenian embroidery from the August 1923 issue of The Modern Priscilla magazine.

The Very Best Afghans in the World

Using little looms are all the rage these days. Yet, these portable and versatile tools have been around for quite some time.

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Amana Star-Pattern Baby Bonnet to Knit

Knit a baby bonnet from the November/December 2000 issue of PieceWork based on ones in the collection of the Amana Heritage Society in Amana, Iowa.

Istanbul on My Mind

The purse is faded, and the colors of the cotton motif are bright only on the inside, but this bag still conjures curiosity.

Lost and Found—Call for Submissions PieceWork Spring 2022

Help us rediscover the textile stories lost to time. Send PieceWork your article and project proposals for the Spring 2022 issue.

Kurdish Socks to Knit

Learn about Vicki Square’s stunning adaptation of traditional Kurdish socks.

A Forget-Me-Not Edging to Knit

Knit a sweet lace edging adapted from a vintage pattern.

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Lace Dancing Socks from Spain

Donna's idea to design the pair of Spanish lace socks for the January/February 2015 issue came as a result of reading the Folk Costume & Embroidery blog, where she first saw photographs of Charra dancers from Salamanca wearing lacy white socks.

Sweet Remembrance: The Language of Flowers in Needlework

During the nineteenth century, illustrated floral dictionaries, descriptive lithographs, and entire books devoted to flowers appeared across Europe and in the United States.

Poetic Needlework

Jehane bought vintage needlework, such as dresser scarves, and stitched new life into them.

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