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Welsh Lace Trim to Crochet

Toni Rexroat re-created the pattern from one of the pieces of lace brought to Oklahoma from Wales by Linda Ligon’s mother’s stepmother. Here is the lovely result.

Working on the Spirit of the Child: Needlework in Classrooms

Stitching allows children to gain competency while wielding a real tool and producing visible results. It also develops hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness, which prepares them for later academic work such as writing and mathematics.

The Embroidered Huipiles of Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec

The huipil has varied slightly over time, being wider and looser during certain periods and shorter and tighter in others, but always made from a rectangle folded in half with the neck cut out and the sides stitched together to the armholes.

General Jinjur’s Army of Knitters

L. Frank Baum, as a clever spinner of stories, while writing a magical tale for children was also using Jinjur and her army as an allegory for the women’s suffrage movement, to which he was no stranger.

Announcing the Long Thread Cares $50,000 Grant Program

We’re offering $50,000 in free digital advertising to small businesses that have been damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading to learn how to apply.

Woad and the Invention of Blue

Once upon a time, people had no concept of the color blue.

Hidden Histories: Call for Submissions PieceWork Spring 2021

Help us uncover the untold stories behind the makers of the past in the Spring 2021 issue of PieceWork.

All the World Is Needleworking! Florence Yoder Wilson and America’s Immigrant Needleworkers

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.

Easy Stitcheries for Little Fingers

February is National Embroidery Month. It is no secret that we here in the PieceWork office love embroidery!

Find Joy in Making

If staying home gives you the blues, and you don’t know what to do, learn something new.