Why Is the Granny Square Called a Granny Square?

Recognizable anywhere and a staple in a crocheter’s repertoire, what do we know about its name?

William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

His firm turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, returning focus to and respect for handwork. Explore the origins of his design influence.

Moonlighting Makers—Call for Submissions PieceWork Spring 2024

Help us explore centuries of moonlighting makers whose skill with a needle could translate into much-needed additional income—often labored over while working another job.

Women’s Work, Part 3: Pottery Lessons & Textile Arts

Records from the distant past don’t say much about women, yet every now and then we get fleeting glimpses of the history of textiles.

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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!

A Collection of Lace Collars in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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, we’ve curated a collection of white lace collars from the pages of PieceWork.

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.

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Spice Up a Basic Knitted Hand Covering with Norwegian Embroidery

Inspired by Norwegian needlework, these handstitched gloves will warm your hands and your heart.

Make Crocheted Buttons

Discover the history of crocheted buttons and crochet your own Irish Rose button from Nancy Nehring’s wonderful article and project featured in the March/April 1994 issue of PieceWork.

Inspiration at the Audubon

Quilter Lauren Austin finds inspiration for her artwork through her love of birds.

Women’s Work, Part 2: Yarn & Revolutions

Then Athens and the city-state of Sparta got into a long conflict, the Peloponnesian War, and that’s where our latest story about women’s work comes in.

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Knit a Miniature Sweater

This mini sweater is based on Madeline Keller-King’s miniature pullover pattern. Fashion one in your favorite color, add a few lacy embellishments, and you’re ready for spring!

The Magic of Seven: At What Age Did You Learn to Craft?

Historically, and often out of necessity, children were taught to spin, knit, weave, and do other forms of needlework at a young age. How old were you when you first took needle and yarn in hand?

Women’s Work: A Series on the History of Textiles and Makers

Women have been involved with textiles throughout time; after all, they have been inspired by a goddess!

How to Display (Almost) Any Textile Safely, Part 4

Let’s talk about the greatest enemy of all textiles: light.

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Little Pieces of Found History

Easy Stitcheries for Little Fingers

February is National Embroidery Month. What are you working on?

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