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Susan Strawn


Mittens to Knit Inspired by a Late-Medieval Mitten

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.

Women and Needlework Magazines: Opportunity, Recognition, Income!

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.

In Appreciation of Pot Holders

After writing a story about a set of crocheted pot holders that I discovered, readers responded with a range of opinions about this needlework form.