Corticelli advertisements claimed that perfection was the company’s only acceptable product. Susan Strawn unravels the history of the Corticelli brand of silk yarn.
During World War I (1914–1918), knitters produced prodigious quantities of warm clothing and other items for servicemen and the wounded.
During the mid-twentieth century, department stores capitalized on knitting’s soaring popularity with free instruction from knitting experts.
Explore how Florence Yoder Wilson articles, published in Needlecraft: The Magazine of Home Arts during the 1930s, cast recent immigrants to America in a positive light.
Virginia Woods Bellamy described Number Knitting as “merely a method of knitting design, based on squares and triangles and their tributary units.” She discarded traditional measurements for geometrical principles.
Knitting bags have been long overlooked as one of the patriotic icons of World War I (1914–1918).
A sixteenth-century child’s mitten now in the collection of the Museum of London inspired Susan Strawn's contemporary mitten design in two sizes.
Closely reading a selection of American needlework magazines published between 1885 and 1930 reveals an often-overlooked history of women who were needlework editors, designers, and aspiring entrepreneurs.