The Eleonora Project, Part 3: Knitting Guilds and the Medici

What did it mean to be a member of a knitting guild during the 1500s? Who was responsible for crafting Eleonora di Toledo’s burial stockings?

What is Romanian Cord?

Also known as Romanian braid, this sturdy crochet technique has many uses!

Colcha: The Embroidered Stories of San Luis

Learn about the history and tradition of this Spanish Colonial style needlework and see how contemporary embroiderers keep the traditions and stories alive.

Shirt Points, Cravats, and Stocks: Men’s Fashion of the Regency Era

Turns out there's a whole lot of starch involved in the art of being fashionable.

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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.

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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The Knitted Green Sweater Project: A Holocaust Survival Story

From the midst of the madness that became World War II (1939–1945), one small knitted green sweater—made for a beloved granddaughter—survives.

Long Thread Podcast: Sheri Berger

Season 4, Episode 9: What do you do when it's time to step back from your industry-leading yarn store and make some space for yourself? If you're Sheri Berger, you might find yourself accidentally beginning a brand-new needlework business.

Hungarian Roots in Embroidery

A small piece of cloth connects Helen to her ancestral needlework roots.

Intricately Stitched Tablecloth from Afghanistan

Done in khamak, an intricate form of embroidery, this dastarkhan consists of delicate silk satin stitches on finely woven fabric.

The Glamour of It All: Collecting Vintage Handbags

Before you begin a collection of your own, whether it be of handbags, lace, linens, quilts, or garments, Christen Brown suggest that you first research the periods and styles that interest you the most.

A Most Valuable Fabric: Crepe Paper in the Early Twentieth Century

Crepe paper struck an immediate chord with the buying public. The novelty effects and brilliant hues were tantalizing.

Love and Loss: A Ball of Wool

It is a precious ball of handspun wool that has formed an unbreakable bond between two souls who will never meet.

The Long Thread: Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez

Voices from Our Community: Hear from Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, director of the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

The Hand That Holds the Hook: Crochet from the Other Side

Working left-handed is much the same as right-handed, with just a little bit of difference.

Sewing Memories: My Teenage Patchwork Quilt

Read how one author pieced together memories from fabric to create a treasured keepsake.

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