The Long Thread: Megan Osborne

Voices from our community: Megan Osborne, Assistant Curator and Collections Manager of the Avenir Museum

Wee Work: Tiny Embroidery Stitches

I have here on my desk a tiny piece of Miao cross-stitch embroidery from Guizhou Province, China, that is worked at 34 stitches—cross-stitches!— to the inch.

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A Spring Topiary Garden in Biedermaier Embroidery

With its delicate blooms and sprightly ribbon, this embroidered Victorian topiary tree ornament will buoy your spirits through the unpredictable temperatures and rainy April days.

Through Children’s Eyes: Finding Joy in the Traditions of an Andean Culture

Passing cultural knowledge can be a two-way street. We most often think of it as the wise elder coaching the child. But what if you flip that?

Who Was Miss Money? A Victorian Mystery

Loose pages found within a different book have their own story.

Collecting Contemporary Mayan Textiles

Mayan weavers employ traditional skills in today’s woven and embroidered textiles.

It’s our Pearl Anniversary! Celebrate 30 Years of PieceWork Magazine with us

We invite you to join us as we celebrate this milestone with a year full of exciting projects, custom curated stories, and now-and-then features.

PieceWork Summer 2023: Myth and Mystery

Our Summer issue follows the threads to unravel some hidden craft secrets.