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Repairing Mama’s Crocheted Tablecloth

The repairs turned out to be far more daunting than I had anticipated. Nearly every motif needed at least one repair; some of them were quite complex.

The Carpet Slippers of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa

On average, it takes two weeks to needlepoint the fabric for a pair of carpet slippers.

How to Display (Most) Textiles Without Damage, Part 1

Textiles make beautiful wall art, but in order to keep them safe and secure for years to come, it’s important to know how to hang them correctly.

Tvåändsstickning: Sweden’s Two-End Knitting

The need for warm, useful clothing was the foremost factor influencing the utilization of the technique of two-end knitting in Sweden, but the desire for beautiful and interesting clothing was also strong.

Knitting Spools

Rediscover a tool used to create a tubular or flat fabric by repeatedly interlocking loops of yarn.

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Flower Garden Shawl

This shawl with Orenburg construction features a fleur-de-lis pattern, to which the nupps add a three-dimensional effect.

The Sewing Machines of Oradour-sur-Glane

After the war, General Charles de Gaulle ordered that Oradour-sur-Glane remain as it was—not to be torn down, not to be rebuilt.

A Most Valuable Fabric: Crepe Paper in the Early Twentieth Century

Crepe paper struck an immediate chord with the buying public. The novelty effects and brilliant hues were tantalizing.

Wearing Socks with Sandals in Ancient Egypt

Take at trip back in time as we look at ancient fashion for the feet.

Knitting on Peru’s Taquile Island

If you’re a knitter, and even if you’re not, you’ll marvel at the sight of men in handsome traditional dress strolling along the paths knitting fine, intricate caps.