The Long Thread: Stella Ruhe

Stella Ruhe, Knitwear Designer and Author

The Process of Being Creative

Exploring the hands-to-brain connections

Enraptured by the Stars

Author Barbara Morrison shares the inspiration behind her embroidered star objects

Keeping Traditions Alive

An homage to one of the Navajo Nation's most accomplished dyers and cultural keepers.

Essy Pattle: A Shetland Cinderella Stole to Knit

Discover the motifs in Hazel Carter's knitted shawl and how they represent the story of Essy Pattle, known as the Shetland Cinderella.

A Huck Towel to Embroider

With its vibrant, geometric designs, the huck towel is a colorful icon of mid-twentieth-century kitchens.

Lost in Translation

Vintage vs. Modern and Left vs. Right

PieceWork Winter 2021: Needlework, All Buttoned Up

Our closure issue takes a look at the subject both in a literal and cultural sense.

Long Thread Podcast: Laurann Gilbertson

Season 3, Episode 7: As the curator of Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, Laurann Gilbertson has a dream job for lovers of historic textiles.