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PieceWork, January/February 1997 Digital Edition

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Read the story of Slovakian cutwork, or cut-and-drawnwork embroidery, which has evolved into an array of colorful and intricate regional variations. Embroider your own Slovakian cutwork cloth. See broderie perse quilts, which is the art of cutting gout printed motifs and appliquéing them to different backgrounds. Meet early twentieth-century designer Christine Duchrow and admire her art pattern knitting. Knit a lace centerpiece designed by Christine. Read Lydian Green's personal reflection on bead weaving, then weave a beaded amulet bag. Admire lace-edged pillowcases from pioneer Utah. Make your own embellished pillowcase using cross-stitched borders, filet crochet edgings, and knitted lace.

Meet Philena Moxley and her wooden stamps, which laid the foundation for elaborate decorative clothing in Victorian Lowell, Massachusetts. Rediscover the ancient art of Tsujigahana, beautiful kimonos created using tie-dye embellishments, embroidery, brush painting, ink drawing, and gold leaf application. Experiment with the broderie perse technique with your own fabrics and designs. Playing with trimmings, like a knitted lace edging.

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.

Author/Designer: Piecework Editors