Surma Dani: An Embroidered Bag from Afghanistan

In a market, Chitra chanced upon a little bag from Afghanistan, which led her to research its tribal origins.

Sweet Bags: Sarcenet, Sylke, and Odorous Flowers

Discover the history and many uses of these elaborately embroidered purses.

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Needlecraft’s 1918 Tatted Medallion Made Modern

New instructions for a hundred-year-old tatting project, re-created for modern lacemakers.

Vintage-Modern Style: Norwegian Knee-High Stockings

When you knit a pair of traditional Norwegian knee-high stockings, it’s like taking a step back in time, but the look is anything but old fashioned.

A Wedding Headdress from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan

Gold and beadwork adorn this traditional headdress, which was one of Chitra’s first pieces for her collection of textiles.

The Long Thread: Dawn Cook Ronningen

Dawn Cook Ronningen, Historian, Needleworker, and Needlework Tool Collector

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Embroider Back-to-School Shoes

Embellish some sweet Mary Janes to start the school year on the right foot.

Sampler Research: Falling Down Rabbit Holes in My Pajamas

Gary Parks offers helpful suggestions for expanding your research on needlework samplers.

Mid-Century Argyles

Connections to the past through beloved socks.