Elizabeth Prose

Associate Editor of PieceWork and Spin Off magazines.


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.

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Scalloped Edging

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting.The following are instructions for how to tat a “Scalloped Edging.”

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Wheel Medallion

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.

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Chantilly Border

The following are instructions for how to tat a “Chantilly Border.”

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Square Medallion

Here’s our 17th installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4, instructions for how to tat a “Square Medallion."

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Loop and Leaf Border

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 21st installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4. The following are instructions for how to tat a “Loop and Leaf Border.”

Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Eyelet Insertion

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 20th installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4. The following are instructions for how to tat an “Eyelet Insertion.”

Knit a Pair of Victorian-Era Socks

Over the years, we at PieceWork have written a lot about the delightful patterns featured in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, and we’re especially smitten by Weldon’s Victorian-era socks.

Those Weird Victorians: Knit Weldon’s Lead Cushion, or Door Stop

Those weird Victorian added their crafty touch to all manner of household objects and textiles. We offer up this example from Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Thirty-Second Series, a Lead Cushion, or Door Stop.