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Filet Crochet a Sweater for all Seasons

The combination of technique, yarn, and design come together in the Filet Crochet Cocoon Sweater pattern Inspired by William Morris!

Fall Leaves: Mountmellick Embroidery

With the fall leaves as my visual inspiration, I chose a page from Weldon’s Practical Needlework that introduces Mountmellick embroidery and shows 20 ways to embroider leaves.

A Stitch in Time: Three-Sided Stitch

The three-sided stitch is a triangular, flat-line stitch, which can also be tightly pulled to create a lacy appearance. It is also known as the Turkish, Bermuda faggoting, lace, and point Turc stitch.

William Morris and The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

In the Summer 2019 issue of PieceWork, contributor Carol Huebscher Rhoades explores the divide between proponents of the Industrial Revolution and those in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Mittens to Knit Inspired by a Late-Medieval Mitten

A sixteenth-century child’s mitten now in the collection of the Museum of London inspired Susan Strawn's contemporary mitten design in two sizes.

Macramé Lace Revisited

European and American women in the late nineteenth century were mad for macramé, or macramé lace as it was known in instruction books for Victorian fancywork, which recommended it for embellishing every conceivable edge and surface.

The Lure of Lace: PieceWork’s Special Issue Knitting Traditions Fall 2013

The seventh edition of PieceWork’s Knitting Traditions, Fall 2013, is all about lace—its magic and mystery and its ethereal quality—as expressed in knitting.

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 7 Sock Toes

The seven sock toes above can roughly be divided into two camps. The first camp consists of sock toes where the shaping and decreases are done on either side of the foot “level with the gussets” leading to a flatter overall look.