Notions: Reviving Textiles Today with Techniques from Yesterday

Our Fall 2024 issue focuses on ways to maintain your cherished textiles

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Knitting Traditions 2018: Wings & Keys Cowl

Start your fall knitting with this nature-inspired subscriber-exclusive pattern.

History of the Beret

What if I told you the origin of the beret wasn’t entirely French?

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Knit an “All Shall Be Well” Shawl

Jacqueline based her shawl on the one her grandfather knitted during World War I.

Twin Loves: Literature and Knitting

A passion for literature and stitching comes alive in Joanna Johnson’s knitwear patterns inspired by beloved classic characters.

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Crochet Up Some Sunshine!

Banish the winter blues with a sunny pattern from Weldon’s

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Stitch a Bouquet of Irish Crochet Roses

Sample Irish crochet in the loveliest way with three beautiful roses to adorn your favorite things!

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The Carpet Slippers of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa

On average, it takes two weeks to needlepoint the fabric for a pair of carpet slippers.

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A Summer Wreath in Silk-Ribbon Embroidery

Bring the beauty of summer indoors with this Victorian-style pink daisy wreath

A Crochet Sample Book

Before published patterns, sample books provided a way for stitch patterns to be collected and shared.

Clothiers and Cottage Industries

Plain sewers and fancy needleworkers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Patriotic Knitting Bags of World War I

One of the most patriotic symbols of World War I were the knitting bags carried by women everywhere.

The Sampler Issue—Call for Submissions PieceWork Summer 2025

From practical to fanciful, samplers are a great way to study crafts of the past.

Long Thread Podcast: Masey Kaplan and Jen Simonic, Loose Ends

Season 9, Episode 7: If you couldn’t finish your needlework or craft project, what would become of it? A volunteer organization founded by two knitters wants to make sure it gets into the hands of your loved ones.

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The Art of Kofto Embroidery

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