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PieceWork, January/February 1996 Digital Edition

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Admire the textiles that were an important part of the 1997 NGO Forum (Non-Governmental Organizations Forum) in China. Discover the rich heritage of quilting in Sweden through three excerpts from Old Swedish Quilts. Norwegian knitting and patterns can be traced back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Once you've learned about it, knit a pair of warm Norwegian gloves featuring the eight-petaled-rose pattern. Learn the history and legends of bargello, a form of needlework on plain-weave fabric. Stitch a bargello brick cover. Discover Oomingmak, a cooperative in Alaska that supports families who rely on Qiviut. Knit a Qiviut cap. Discover Queen Elizabeth of Romania's jeweled tatting and tat a beaded scarf edging. Meet Jessie Newberry and Ann Macbeth, two women who used their talents in design and embroidery to change textile history. This issue's Trimmings include ribbon embroidery, a knitted lace edging, beaded ropes, and Czechoslovakian embroidery.

In every issue of PieceWork magazine, you will be amazed at the amount of information packed into these pages:

  • Be inspired by needleworkers past and present. In each issue, you'll meet needleworkers with unique stories to tell and special projects to share.
  • Explore traditional needlework throughout history. In addition to the people who did the work, you'll get an up-close look at what they created and how they did it.
  • Test your needlework techniques with projects ranging from embroidery to knitting, quilting to beading, and crochet to cross-stitch.
  • And so much more!

This issue was scanned from an original printed issue.