Piecework Editorial Staff

What in the World is an Antimacassar?

A staple of a Victorian home included decorative antimacassars, like the Cosy Antimacassar featured in Weldon’s Practical Knitter Eleventh Series eBook.

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Back-to-School Stories and Projects from PieceWork

No matter how many years it’s been since you last heard the peal of a schoolhouse bell, August means there will soon be new books to pore over, new skills to tackle, and new people to meet.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Couched Goldwork Embroidery

Join us as we take a sneak peek into the series of articles by embroidery artist and teacher Natalie Dupuis.

What Is a Fichu?

Though varied in style and material, the fichu was an important fashion accessory during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The Long Thread: Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez

Voices from Our Community: Hear from Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, director of the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

How Did They Do That? Lucet Braid

Looking for a strong and different type of cording technique? Try lucet braiding!

Hand to Hand—Call for Submissions PieceWork Spring 2023

We will start 2023 off by celebrating needlework education—formal and informal, near and far—and we want to hear from you!

Honoring Australian Crochet

Learn what set Australian crochet designer Mary Card’s work apart from other designs in the early twentieth century.

American singer Marian Anderson (and her bobbin-lace coverlet)

Bobbin lace can be used on a small scale—think a lacy edging for a collar—or articles of a much larger scale, or anything in between. Read about the magnificent bobbin-lace coverlet that once belonged to world-famous contralto Marian Anderson.

7 FREE Knitted Lace Projects from PieceWork Magazine

Are you captivated by vintage knitted lace? PieceWork magazine has curated a collection of 7 FREE, historical knitting patterns that will delight you.