The infamous Donner Party was one group of several that left Independence, Missouri, in mid-April 1846. They were all headed for Sutter’s Fort, California.
From the midst of the madness that became World War II (1939-1945), one small knitted green sweater—made for a beloved granddaughter—survives.
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When European soldiers came back from the Crusades they brought back more than just spices and silks, they also brought back the hijab which was then modified into the wimple and became the must-have head wear for queens and nuns alike.
Each and every issue of PieceWork is brought forth by many hands. However, this special issue has been carried forward by more hands than most.
The Norwich, waffle, southern cross, or plaited interlaced stitch is considered to be a large, square, highly textured, modern-day canvas and needlepoint stitch.
What can a pair of socks reveal about the culture of a displaced and oppressed culture? In the Kurdish knitted stockings that she found in northern Iraq, Barb Sobkoviak saw pride in these works of folk art, tradition, and beauty.
I have here on my desk a tiny piece of Miao cross-stitch embroidery from Guizhou Province, China, that is worked at 34 stitches—cross-stitches!— to the inch.
Carolyn Wyborny’s crescent-shaped shawl was inspired by an engraving for the French Trellis Border from Weldon’s Practical Knitter Edgings, Fourteenth Series, published in London in 1890.
The gloves’ use of color reflects those found in old gloves, mittens, and socks all over Europe that have been knitted through the years—a strong dark-and-light contrast and a touch of red for luck.
Linda Ligon wrote this poem and read it during the Schacht Spindle Company's 50th anniversary celebration in September 2019. We hope you love it as much as we do.
Since beginning her independent craft publishing project in 1975, Linda Ligon saw the weaving, spinning, and needlework magazines move to bigger and bigger offices. But there’s no place like home.