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.
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 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.
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.
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Help us uncover the untold stories behind the makers of the past in the Spring 2021 issue of PieceWork.
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.
February is National Embroidery Month. It is no secret that we here in the PieceWork office love embroidery!