Piecework's Top 10 Articles of the Year

Out of all the articles we put up on the website in 2021, these were your ten favorites.

Piecework Editorial Staff Dec 27, 2021 - 4 min read

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A Schoolhouse Sampler: Like Morning Dew on a Rose by Lianne Van Leyen from Piecework, Spring 2021. Photo by Matt Graves.

As we prepare for the new year, we also love to look back and see what the most interesting, funny, entertaining, and best articles of the year were. This year alone, nearly 140 articles went up on, ranging from brand new pieces to features from past issues.

Along the way, you have helped our editors see which articles are the most popular. Every time you come to the site your visit counts as a vote, and after tallying them all, these were your 10 favorites.

10. Mrs. Ryan’s Knitted Toys

The author searches for the story behind a beloved knitted kitten found in an antique shop. Read article #10.

Mrs. Ryan’s Knitted Toys

9. My Year of Weldon's

(Please note this article is an All Access Exclusive.) These two counterpane squares from Weldon's Practical Needlework were the beginning of a year-long knitting journey. Read article #9.

Two counterpane squares from Weldon's Practical Needlework

8. The Very Best Afghans in the World

Using little looms are all the rage these days. Yet, these portable and versatile tools have been around for quite some time. Read article #8.

The Very Best Afghans in the World

7. Leicester Hat and Mitts

(Please note this article is a Subscriber Exclusive.) Knit this charming set from the Spring 2020 issue of PieceWork. The yarn features fiber from a historic sheep breed. Read article #7.

Leicester Hat and Mitts

6. Making Margaretenspitze: A Tutorial

Learn a hand-knotted lace technique that only requires a few relatively inexpensive materials, which are easily found in most craft stores. Read article #6.

Making Margaretenspitze: A Tutorial

5. Cross-Stitch Heart with Quaker Motifs

Janice Wood created a sweet cross-stitch heart, which incorporates traditional Quaker sampler motifs with an alphabet on one side of the heart and the date and recipient’s initials on the reverse. Read article #5.

Cross-Stitch Heart with Quaker Motifs

4. Basic Embroidery Stitches

A visual primer showing illustrations for 19 common embroidery stitches. Read article #4.

Basic Embroidery Stitches

3. Turning My Grandmother’s Doilies into Quilts

To preserve and honor the needlework skills of the women in her family, Christine used vintage doilies to create a quilt. Read article #3.

Turning My Grandmother’s Doilies into Quilts

2. Sewing Memories: My Teenage Patchwork Quilt

Fabric scraps are sewn into a college freshman’s quilt and they help spark many memories. Read article #2.

My Teenage Patchwork Quilt

1. The Art of Crocheting

What?! There are vintage patterns other than Weldon's? This recently donated book opened up a world of ideas. Read article #1.

The Art of Crocheting

We are proud to bring you each issue, article, and thank you all for your continued support!

The Piecework Editorial Staff