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Expectation of Snow: An Orenburg Shawl for My Grandma

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PieceWork Spring 2022: Broken Threads

Our Lost and Found issue seeks to find connection in fragments of ancient textiles that remain to this day.

Magdalena de Cao Viego Stockings

Many textiles don’t survive the ravages of time, but artifacts found in Magdalena de Cao Viejo, Peru, piece together a story told in ancient stitches.

Magic Loop: Two Socks at a Time

Eileen Lee wanted to see if she could knit two socks at once using my favorite method—the magic loop. She tried it and it works!


Buttons to Embroider and Needle Tat

Christen combined two great needlework techniques into one stunning button.

Knit an “All Shall Be Well” Shawl

Jacqueline based her shawl on the one her grandfather knitted while convalescing from an injury he received during World War I.

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An Indigo Stitch-Resist Scarf to Make

Give dyeing with indigo a try! This striking scarf features resist patterns made by folding, stitching, and pleating.

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Reins for Children

Delight in the vintage charm of Weldon's Practical Needlework and this re-creation from Franklin Habit.


PieceWork Abbreviations

Common knitting and crochet abbreviations.

Celebrating Needlework Traditions to be Handed Down

Stories of techniques and treasures preserved for future generations.

Treva’s Boots Inspired by Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett

Read about the precious baby boots inspired by a beloved children's story.

What I Want to Learn in the New Year

Wondering what we're up to in our free time? See what the PieceWork staff wants to learn in the new year!

Weird Domestics: What You Don't Know About Victorian England

How Victorian England has influenced the modern world

Piecework's Top 10 Articles of the Year

Out of all the articles we put up on the website in 2021, these were your ten favorites.

The Legacy of May Morris

Respect for the Work of Women’s Hands

A New Chapter for a Historic Costume Collection

Learn about the University of Connecticut Historic Costume Collection and the efforts underway to organize, refine, and curate the collection.

Sew a Pocketbook

Sew this delightful pocketbook with optional embroidered cover.

This Week in History: Jane Austen and Her Needlework

December 16, 1775: Beloved author Jane Austen is born. Jane Austen and her work, both literary and needle, continue to fascinate.