In her article “Handspun Lace for a Prince” in the Summer 2013 issue of Spin Off, Margaret describes the painstaking process of designing, spinning, and knitting William’s shawl.
From Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 10, Twenty-eighth Series, we offer a charming citrus-shaped pincushion perfect for holiday giving. The instructions are presented here as they were originally published during the nineteenth century.
Timeless, practical, and versatile, aprons transcend culture and fads.
Although knotted laces have the advantage of being stable, they have the disadvantage of taking a long time to make. Looped lace may be fast to make, but it lacks stability.
Jane Garrett, a skilled lacemaker, spinner, weaver, and knitter, made theses bobbin-lace samples, which are still treasured today.
In gratitude for our PieceWork community, we're sharing some of their lovely needlework from 2020.
Send some cheer by post! Mail a special friend a note embellished with one of Ann Budd's knitted quilt blocks.
Punto Antico (antique stitch), a type of Italian drawn-thread work, is thought to have its origins in the Levant. The geometric shapes are said to be inspired by the Arab influence that dominated the island of Sicily for centuries.
Silk fabrics are incredibly diverse, varying according to weave, thread count, and weight of the fibers.
These gloves were inspired by a pair with similar patterning in the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. Coordinating the colored pattern with the glove shaping makes this a challenging project.
Help us end the calendar year by exploring the meaning of closure in textiles. Send PieceWork your article and project proposals for the Winter 2021 issue.