Kate Larson

PieceWork Spring 2020: Expressions of the Past

Peel back the layers of needlework history and uncover more about historical textiles from around the globe in the Spring 2020 issue of PieceWork.

Roving Reporter: Carding and Spinning Tips for Fair Isle Knitting

How do you create the shading and shifting gradients that make Fair Isle knitting so irresistible? You can start with fibers that are all exactly the color you need, or you can blend them yourself!

Looking for Perfect Buttons? Make Your Own

I first encountered Dorset buttons when reading Burning Bright, a Tracy Chevalier novel that follows a family of button-makers as they make a new life in London during the eighteenth century.