Explore the preservation and protection of our precious needlework traditions in the Summer 2021 issue of PieceWork, keeping them safe for future generations. Japanese artist Atsushi Futatsuya reflects on the deeper meaning of sashiko stitches. A professional conservator discloses how she repaired a damaged historical textile. A knitter re-creates a treasured pair of mid-century argyle socks made by her grandmother. Laurann Gilbertson tells us how one family passed down a sewing box through 11 generations. Eileen Lee shares how her grandmother helped to keep Hawaiian quilting traditions alive. Plus, learn tips for storing your home textiles.
- Franklin Habit knits a classic, dollhouse-sized counterpane.
- Find out how a sixteenth-century Spanish tailor’s manual informs modern maker Mathew Gnagy.
- Embroider and sew a sweet bag, featuring an unusual, historical construction.
- Plus, three projects to knit and stitch.