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Silk Fabrics: A Primer

Silk fabrics are incredibly diverse, varying according to weave, thread count, and weight of the fibers.

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Bewitching Bargello—Two Head-Turning Totes

We adore the richness of needlepoint and are very excited to introduce you to two free All Access patterns originally from Spin Off magazine: the Bargello Spindle Bag and Rounded Arches Spindle Bag.

Embroidered Piña Fabric from the Philippines

Learn about piña cloth, woven from fibers from the leaves of pineapple plants, and the delicate and intricate embroidery that embellishes it.

Knitted Socks with Fancy Cuffs

Knitted socks make the perfect little project for learning a new-to-you knitting technique! Have you tried knitting Estonian nupps?

Soft Clouds and Dreamy Veils: Lacy Head Coverings in Victorian Britain

Women’s head coverings during the nineteenth century varied considerably, depending on the country, region, traditions, climate, religion, marital status, social or economic class, and fashion.

Why Wool?

Can the fiber content of your thread affect the outcome of your project? See why wool is important to crewelwork.

A Collection of Lace Collars in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

One of the many things Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remembered for is the iconic collars she wore with her black robes. In honor of the Supreme Court Justice, we’ve curated a collection of white lace collars from the pages of PieceWork.

PieceWork Winter 2022: Wool Wonders!

Join us on an adventure as we celebrate the versatility of wool!

Explore the Making of Traditional Felt Textiles Around the Globe

Wool felt is a natural insulator, making it the perfect fabric for shepherds’ cloaks in the mountainous regions of Turkey. Its strength and resistance to wear and tear make it a sensible base for the beautiful embroidered rugs of northern India.

Church Dolls: Seen but Not Heard

Simple items that created an entertaining toy and sometimes a lasting memento in the 1800’s.