Here is a simple pattern from Lace from the Attic: A Victorian Notebook of Knitted Lace Patterns for an edging to attach to pillowcases.
One of the joys of needlework is that there’s always something new to learn. Every issue of PieceWork illuminates the fascinating history of our favorite crafts.
Throughout time, needleworkers have become smitten with lace, and Kathi Rotella’s Victorian lace square is a good example. She was so taken by a sample, that she re-created it for PieceWork.
This border is useful for trimming under-linen, pinafores, and other purposes.
Enjoy a free purse in tatting and beads pattern from PieceWork’s Trimmings. This column offers a collection of patterns, charts, and instructions that have been gleaned from old magazines and books that are no longer generally available.
Cast on Ann Budd’s adaptation of “Punchinello Caps for Knitting Needles” from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 11.
The November 1924 issue of Needlecraft magazine featured “Bags for Many Uses, Desirable and Different” by Addie M. Bodwell.
The PieceWork July/August 1999 issue features the Stars and Stripes Sampler designed by Nan Heldenbrand Morrissette.
Imbue your totems, tokens, or talismans with even more significance by nestling them in a handmade treasure pouch, from the PieceWork January/February 1994 issue. It’s perfect for precious things!