Piecework is an extremely interested read for anyone interested in needle crafts. This Spring 2024 edition celebrates the hardworking men and women throughout the ages who picked up their needles to supplement their income, or to clothe their loved ones.
The stories and projects are inspired by people such as the resourceful Irish nuns who created an international lace industry and the highly skilled Peruvian knitters whose trademark hats are part of their remote island heritage.
CONTENTS of Piecework Spring 2024
- Bide Waarm Tea Cozy by Hazel Tindall – Knit renowned designer Hazel’s delightful tea cozy as a treat for yourself, or as a gift for someone special!
- Eliza’s Needle by Susan Holloway Scott
- Biscornu: An Excerpt from Frisian Whitework by Yvette Stanton – Embroider a stunning biscornu from counted thread legend Yvette Stanton’s book, Frisian Whitework.
- The Unlikely Knitters of World War I by Mimi Seyferth – Share in the history of the industrious men, women, and children who dropped everything to knit necessities for the soldiers of World War I
- Intangible Heritage of Humanity Knitting on Taquile Island, Peru by Karen Elting Brock
- Art, Tradition, Passion Polish Crocheted Lace by Carol J. Sulcoski
- Forget-Me-Nots Silk Embroidery Based on a Victorian Pelerine, Project II by Deanna Hall West – Stitch Deanna’s beautiful silk embroidery forget-me-nots; the second in a series based on a Victorian piece from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Elsa’s Stitching Legacy by Susan Merrow
- Fanø Tile Shawl by Christel Seyfarth
- Knitting in the Ballet World by Alphonse Poulin
- Improbable Businesswomen: The Carmelite Nuns and New Ross Lace by Gene O’Sullivan
- Armenian Needlework from Denison House by Sheryl De Jong – Learn how early twentieth century immigrant Armenian women stitched Marash embroidery pieces as a way to improve their circumstances and find out how to construct the signature stitch
- The Miners of the Dales by Penelope Hemingway
- Revisited: An On-the-Go Project Bag to Crochet by Katrina King