The Tatting Treasures of Irene Buckland

Explore the tatting treasures made by an avid craftswoman that have been preserved for teaching future generations.

Ledra Quilts: Giving New Life to My Mother’s Sarees

Peel back the layers of recycled sarees to uncover the history of ledra quilts in India. Find out how the handstitched motifs rejuvenate reused textiles into striking works of needle art.

Trimmings: A Tatted Holiday Ornament

Trim a tree or collect a colorful assortment of tatted ornaments in a window for a festive addition to your holiday decor.

The Portuguese Style of Knitting

Although tensioning the yarn through a pin or around the neck has been practiced since ancient times, many knitters are not familiar with the technique, which also entails holding and throwing the yarn in a different way.

Simply Another Name for Perfection—Corticelli Silk

Corticelli advertisements claimed that perfection was the company’s only acceptable product. Susan Strawn unravels the history of the Corticelli brand of silk yarn.

Making Do During World War II: Exploring My Great-Grandmother’s Knitting Books

Even though the books were written in a time of scarcity, they encouraged creativity, and there is an enduring sense of the enjoyment of knitting despite the difficult times.

Pincushion, Knitted Like a Lemon

From Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 10, Twenty-eighth Series, we offer a charming citrus-shaped pincushion perfect for holiday giving. The instructions are presented here as they were originally published during the nineteenth century.

Going in Circles: A History of Knitting in the Round

Knitting styles come and go! But whether you work your stitches on double-pointed needles or circulars, knitting in the round remains an essential skill for handknitters. Learn more about the evolution of this timeless technique.

Creative Scrimping

Celia Sanderson learned to “make do” in Yorkshire, England, during World War II. Her creative thrift remains today in the stitches of a nightgown made from parachute silk, a suit made from cast-off curtains, and more.

Embroidered Suspenders: A Special Engagement Gift

The embroidered suspenders made by Oline Hansen as an engagement gift for husband Karl Madsen continue to be a treasured family heirloom.