Safe Storage: Protecting Historic Needlework at Home

Keeping your textile collection safe starts with storing items away from light, potential water damage, and pests. However, this isn’t enough when it comes to delicate, antique, or heirloom cloth. Here are two of the most important things to know.

Creating an Embroidered Nature Journal

Erika Zambello shares her embroidery journaling process.

A Family Tree of Tatting

Master tatter Georgia Seitz shares the beginning of her tatting journey.

Mrs. Ryan’s Knitted Toys

The author searches for the story behind a beloved knitted kitten found in an antiques shop.

Hawaiian Quilts

PieceWork’s July/August 1994 issue featured an article and project by Debra L. Ballard on the history of Hawaiian quilts.

Crewel Embroidery and The American Revolution

Thomas Abbe's (1731–1811) long drum roll interrupted the mid-week church meeting to announce the fight at Lexington, Massachusetts, the day before, the first battle of the American Revolution.

Influences in Craft

PieceWork contributor Katrina King shares where her love of craft all began.

Sir Walter Scott and the Tartan Craze

Read about Victorian tourists who embraced all things Scottish after reading Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels.

3 Keys to Weldon's Needlework Collection

PieceWork contributor Katrina King shares helpful hints for working with this classic resource.

Twists & Turns: The Extraordinary Adventures of Lady Mary Anne Barker

A daughter of the British Empire who lived around the world, Mary Anne Barker wrote many articles and books about household management, cooking, and her experiences as a colonial administrator’s wife. Read on to learn more about her fascinating life.