Elizabeth Prose

Out of the Kitchen: A Collection of Aprons

Timeless, practical, and versatile, aprons transcend culture and fads.

Find Joy in Making

If staying home gives you the blues, and you don’t know what to do, learn something new.

5 Tips for Reading Victorian Knitting Patterns

Translating British Victorian knitting jargon into modern American terms can prove challenging!

PieceWork Magazine: Sharing the Story of Needlework

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.

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 7 Sock Toes

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.

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: How to Commence a Circle

Here’s our ninth installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4: instructions for how to commence a circle.

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Square for a D'oyley, or for a Pincushion Cover

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 18th installment in this series.

Exquisite Knits from the Pages of PieceWork

The Winter 2018 issue of PieceWork dives into the rich history of needlework and includes projects inspired by literature, vintage craft magazines, and more.

Entrelac: Knitting Back Backward

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 Tale of Orenburg Lace: Valentina’s Polushawl

A polushawl (polushalok in Russian) is a smaller version of a traditional Orenburg warm shawl.