Jeane Hutchins

Modern Victorian Knitting

Antique patterns make a wonderful starting point to create new designs.

The Smithsonian Institution is Created

Thank you, James Smithson for making the Smithsonian become a reality.

Love Doilies?

The doily has been at the center of home décor fashion for more than a century.

A Lace Revival: 25 Vintage Knitted Edgings

Here’s a preview of a new PieceWork eBook, A Lace Revival: 25 Vintage Edgings to Knit with our favorite patterns for knitted edgings.

Fall 2019 Issue of PieceWork: Intriguing Needlework Stories and Projects

The Fall 2019 issue of PieceWork is just packed with stories and projects that particularly intrigue me.

This Week in History: Rembrandt and Bobbin Lace

One of the articles in the May/June 1994 issue of PieceWork is Marni Harang’s “The Flowers of Flanders: Seventeenth-Century Flemish Bobbin Tape Lace.”

Uncovering the History of Needlework: PieceWork Summer 2019

Welcome to the “Who Knew?” issue of PieceWork! The Summer 2019 issue is brimming with surprising information on needlework history.

PieceWork Summer 2019: Serendipitous Knitting

The Summer 2019 issue of PieceWork focuses on knitting. The history behind each article and project is truly captivating and illustrates the serendipitous nature of knitting around the globe and across time.

PieceWork Spring 2019: The Fashion Doll

The fashion doll was a popular portrayer of style in the eighteenth century and the predecessor of fashion plates and then fashion magazines.

A Victorian Treasure: Weldon’s Practical Needlework

Many of you know that the PieceWork staff really loves Weldon’s Practical Needlework, published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Weldon’s, a prolific Victorian pattern company located in London.