I have here on my desk a tiny piece of Miao cross-stitch embroidery from Guizhou Province, China, that is worked at 34 stitches—cross-stitches!— to the inch.
Passing cultural knowledge can be a two-way street. We most often think of it as the wise elder coaching the child. But what if you flip that?
Historically, and often out of necessity, children were taught to spin, knit, weave, and do other forms of needlework at a young age. How old were you when you first took needle and yarn in hand?
Season 6, Episode 3: Beginning under the wing of her legendary mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Meg has spread her wings to become one of the most influential and best-loved figures in the knitting world.
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Sample Irish crochet in the loveliest way with three beautiful roses to adorn your favorite things!
What did these Victorians know about practical? What were they thinking?
An homage to one of the Navajo Nation's most accomplished dyers and cultural keepers.