Piecework Editorial Staff

Basic Embroidery Stitches

A visual primer of common embroidery stitches.

From Our Readers' Hands 2020

In gratitude for our PieceWork community, we're sharing some of their lovely needlework from 2020.

Closure—Call for Submissions PieceWork Winter 2021

Help us end the calendar year by exploring the meaning of closure in textiles. Send PieceWork your article and project proposals for the Winter 2021 issue.

The Long Thread: Joan Sheridan

Joan Sheridan shares her lifelong passion for textiles as a volunteer conservator at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Student Sample Books from Early-Twentieth-Century Colorado

The student sample books provide a glimpse into some of the skills that women in the early part of the twentieth century were expected to acquire.

A Collection of Lace Collars in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

One of the many things Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remembered for is the iconic collars she wore with her black robes. In honor of the Supreme Court Justice’s passing, we’ve curated a collection of white lace collars from the pages of PieceWork.

Threads of Change—Call for Submissions PieceWork Fall 2021

Send PieceWork your article and project proposals for the Fall 2021 issue and help us share the stories of how textiles have acted as an instrument of change.

How Did They Do That? Cavandoli

Learn the technique for tying a Cavandoli friendship bracelet. The pattern lines move diagonally and are so simple a child can work them.

A Tribute to Samplers from 1929

The following is an excerpt from the November 1929 issue of Needlecraft —The Magazine of Home Arts' full-page article on samplers.

Safekeeping: Preserving Needlework Histories—Call for Submissions PieceWork Summer 2021

Send PieceWork your article and project proposals for the Summer 2021 issue, and help us share the stories of treasured textile traditions for future makers.