Threads of History

Preserving Historic Embroidery at Woodlawn

A Handstitched Collection of Mid-Century Handkerchiefs and Pillowcases

Mid-century homemakers decorated their household linens and handkerchiefs with embroidery, crochet, tatting, hairpin lace, and more—a discreet way to show off their needlework skills.

A Pair of Knitted Stockings from 1655

All sorts of household advice can be found in the Natura Exenterata, even a pattern for socks!

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Twelve Months of Charming Ornaments

Celebrate the year with this group of projects to knit, crochet, tat, and stitch!

Sewn in America: The Meanings Conveyed in What We Sew

In the third of a three-part series, the author looks at the various meanings behind items created over time—part of an upcoming exhibition at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC.

From Scary to Snuggly: The History of the Teddy Bear

The soft, round faces and plush little bellies bring joy to even the hardest heart. It is crazy to imagine that the story of the Teddy bear actually begins at a horrific, bloody scene on the hunting grounds of Mississippi in the year 1902.

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Heart of Hearts

Looking for a special gift for your sweetheart?

Going in Circles: A History of Knitting in the Round

Knitting styles come and go! But whether you work your stitches on double-pointed needles or circulars, knitting in the round remains an essential skill for handknitters. Learn more about the evolution of this timeless technique.

Stitching Armenian Embroidery

Learn about Armenian embroidery from the August 1923 issue of The Modern Priscilla magazine.