Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Soft Clouds and Dreamy Veils: Lacy Head Coverings in Victorian Britain

Women’s head coverings during the nineteenth century varied considerably, depending on the country, region, traditions, climate, religion, marital status, social or economic class, and fashion.

William Morris and The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

In the Summer 2019 issue of PieceWork, contributor Carol Huebscher Rhoades explores the divide between proponents of the Industrial Revolution and those in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Twists & Turns: The Extraordinary Adventures of Lady Mary Anne Barker

A daughter of the British Empire who lived around the world, Mary Anne Barker wrote many articles and books about household management, cooking, and her experiences as a colonial administrator’s wife. Read on to learn more about her fascinating life.

8 Tips for Knitting the Finer Projects from Weldon’s

In the Fall 2018 issue of PieceWork, Carol Huebscher Rhoades offered up some fantastic tips for knitting at a fine gauge with her darling pair of baby socks based on a Victorian-era pattern from Weldon’s Practical Needlework.

Weldon’s Double Rose-Leaf Pattern

For an example of knitting that would have been done in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, the Victorian era, we asked Carol Huebscher Rhoades to knit the Double Rose-Leaf pattern for us.

A Knitted Scarf for Lady Travelers: Isabella's Scarf to Knit

Carol Huebscher Rhoades’s lovely knitted scarf honors Isabella Bird, one of the nineteenth-century’s most extraordinary travelers.

Victorian Socks for Independent Women

A love of literature and needlework inspired Carol Huebscher Rhoades’s interpretation of a pair of Victorian socks from Weldon’s Practical Needlework.

Swedish-Influenced Raggsocks: Luxurious Knitted Socks for Everyday

During the winter months, indulge and wear knitted socks around the house. Nothing feels cozier!

Progress from the Past: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

Britain's Arts and Crafts movement had a curious relationship with Victorian notions of social advancement. Unveil the history with Knitting Traditions.