Translating British Victorian knitting jargon into modern American terms can prove challenging!
Explore the story of needlework with PieceWork magazine. These stories remain embedded in the everyday textiles found in our linen closets and in the artifacts on display in a museum, and each account is cherished just the same.
The seven sock toes above can roughly be divided into two camps. The first camp consists of sock toes where the shaping and decreases are done on either side of the foot “level with the gussets” leading to a flatter overall look.
Here’s our ninth installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4: instructions for how to commence a circle.
Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 18th installment in this series.
The Winter 2018 issue of PieceWork dives into the rich history of needlework and includes projects inspired by literature, vintage craft magazines, and more.
PieceWork’s 11th Historical Knitting issue features three tantalizing pairs of mittens, and the Lithuania-Inspired Floral and Entrelac Mittens have charmed their way to the top of my project list.
A polushawl (polushalok in Russian) is a smaller version of a traditional Orenburg warm shawl.
Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting.The following are instructions for how to tat a “Scalloped Edging.”
Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 22nd installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4.