Pieced Together—African Quilts of India

Learn about the tradition of Siddi quilts and how well-worn and discarded clothing becomes the visual history of a family and helps provide a source of income for women of the Siddi communities in India.

A Stitch in Time: The Buttonhole Stitch and Blanket Stitch

The buttonhole stitch was historically used to strengthen the cut edges of buttonholes but developed into a decorative surface-embroidery stitch with numerous variations.

Dorset Buttons to Make

In the March/April 2018 issue of PieceWork, Pat Olski shares with us the fascinating history behind Dorset buttons and how to make them.

The Eleonora Project, Part 4: The Lifecycle of Women’s Clothing

Clothing in the Eleonora di Toledo’s time was expensive. As a result, garments were worn for many years, then they were handed down, cut down, or repurposed.

The Dog Days of Summer

Need ideas to get the kids through the last few weeks of summer vacation? Why not learn a craft?

Patty Reed’s Doll: A Small Survivor of the Donner Party

The infamous Donner Party was one group of several that left Independence, Missouri, in mid-April 1846. They were all headed for Sutter’s Fort, California.

PieceWork Fall 2022: Migration

Our Migration issue follows the threads of craft as they travel through time and across the globe.

The Modern Language of Tatting

While the core of the craft has remained the same, the language of patterns has evolved over time.

Colorwork Sleeves: Inspiration across Time and Culture

See how a poster depicting traditional costumes creates inspiration.

The Lace Mantilla: A Centuries-Old Spanish Tradition

Not only a lovely garment but also a piece of a woman’s identity