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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.

Knit a Lace Bookmark by Ava Coleman

Knit Ava Colman’s lace bookmark, which uses a variety of knitted lace stitches and makes a quick gift. She designed the bookmark as a knitted lace-stitch sampler composed of stitches from various works by Anna Marie Jensen.

A Knitted Beret with Three-Ribs

At an antique show some years ago, my daughter, Nancy Cook, spotted the unique little knitted beret shown below and immediately bought it for my collection of homeless knittings.

A Lace Revival: 25 Vintage Knitted Edgings

Here’s a preview of a new PieceWork eBook, A Lace Revival: 25 Vintage Edgings to Knit with our favorite patterns for knitted edgings.

Learning to Tat—Needle or Shuttle?

Learning to tat is on my needlework bucket list. I love the look of this exquisite form of lace making.