Nancy Nehring

Slip-Stitch Crochet from the Amana Colonies

Nancy shares patterns for the technique from the Iowa-based heritage center.

Knots and Loops: Untangling the Structure of Lace

Although knotted laces have the advantage of being stable, they have the disadvantage of taking a long time to make. Looped lace may be fast to make, but it lacks stability.

Make Crocheted Buttons

Discover the history of crocheted buttons and crochet your own Irish Rose button from Nancy Nehring’s wonderful article and project featured in the March/April 1994 issue of PieceWork.

Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Crochet Hooks

Early British steel crochet hooks were manufactured from steel wire using the same methods and in the same workshops as sewing needles.

Boye Handsewing Needles Salesman’s Book

A glimpse into a unique item from the days of door-to-door sales.

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