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Sock Knitting the Victorian Way

These ten methods for sock knitting are not exhaustive, but they could keep you going for quite a while.

A Stitch in Time: Norwich Stitch

The Norwich, waffle, southern cross, or plaited interlaced stitch is considered to be a large, square, highly textured, modern-day canvas and needlepoint stitch.

The Kurdish Socks of Iraq

What can a pair of socks reveal about the culture of a displaced and oppressed culture? In the Kurdish knitted stockings that she found in northern Iraq, Barb Sobkoviak saw pride in these works of folk art, tradition, and beauty.

Wee Work: Tiny Embroidery Stitches

I have here on my desk a tiny piece of Miao cross-stitch embroidery from Guizhou Province, China, that is worked at 34 stitches—cross-stitches!— to the inch.

Inspiration Found in a Knitted Victorian Border

Carolyn Wyborny’s crescent-shaped shawl was inspired by an engraving for the French Trellis Border from Weldon’s Practical Knitter Edgings, Fourteenth Series, published in London in 1890.

A Modern Take on Vintage Knitted Gloves: The Magpie Gloves

The gloves’ use of color reflects those found in old gloves, mittens, and socks all over Europe that have been knitted through the years—a strong dark-and-light contrast and a touch of red for luck.

We Can't Weave Well Enough Alone

Linda Ligon wrote this poem and read it during the Schacht Spindle Company's 50th anniversary celebration in September 2019. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Spin Off, Handwoven & PieceWork Come Home

Since beginning her independent craft publishing project in 1975, Linda Ligon saw the weaving, spinning, and needlework magazines move to bigger and bigger offices. But there’s no place like home.

PieceWork Magazine: Sharing the Story of Needlework

Explore the story of needlework with PieceWork magazine. These stories remain embedded in the everyday textiles found in our linen closets and in the artifacts on display in a museum, and each account is cherished just the same.

Charts and Illustrations 2019

Download PDFs of the charts and illustrations from the projects featured in the 2019 issues of PieceWork.