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

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A Haapsulu Lace Pelerine to Knit

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.

How to Safely Store (Most) Textiles: Part 3

Learn how to safely store your textiles and how to combat the three enemies of cloth.

Threads of Change—Call for Submissions PieceWork Fall 2021

Send PieceWork your article and project proposals for the Fall 2021 issue and help us share the stories of how textiles have acted as an instrument of change.

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A Dorset Crosswheel Button to Make

Learn to make a classic Dorset-style button. Handmade buttons were sold throughout Europe and the Americas from 1700 until 1860.

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Fluted Lace Shawl

A 1930s knitted-lace edging provides the springboard for an exploration of knitting vintage patterns at a larger gauge. Cast on and knit along.

The Firebird: Magical Protagonist of Russian Fairy Tales

Russian fairy tales feature a magical glowing bird from a faraway land, the Firebird.

A Maker’s Marks: The Hexagon-Flower Mending Bag

Studying the details of vintage and antique textiles can lead to many questions, and it helps us learn more about the era they came from.

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The Nicolaides Tatting Shuttles

Mary Nicolaides shares the story of her family's connection to tatting and the handmade shuttles made by her grandfather for her grandmother.

The Charming Whimsy of Antique Pincushions

Dawn Cook Ronningen shares some of the more whimsical pincushions from her collection. They are sure to bring a smile to any stitcher.

Things That Go Bump on Your Knitting

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.

How Did They Do That? Cavandoli

Learn the technique for tying a Cavandoli friendship bracelet. The pattern lines move diagonally and are so simple a child can work them.

A Tribute to Samplers from 1929

The following is an excerpt from the November 1929 issue of Needlecraft —The Magazine of Home Arts' full-page article on samplers.

Herbert Niebling: Grand Master of Lace Knitting

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.

The “Pin” Is Mightier than the Sword: Politics and Needlework Magazines in the Early Twentieth Century

Before television, the widespread use of radio, and the internet, needlework publications at their peaks reached a total of more than one million subscribers.

A Dorset Crosswheel Button to Make

Learn to make a classic Dorset-style button. Handmade buttons were sold throughout Europe and the Americas from 1700 until 1860.

A Crochet Sample Book

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.

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Fluted Lace Shawl

A 1930s knitted-lace edging provides the springboard for an exploration of knitting vintage patterns at a larger gauge. Cast on and knit along.

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