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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, January/February 1998 Digital Edition

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Admire the sequined flags of Haiti and learn about their history and importance. Read a tail of two champions--Elsie Wright and Mary Dwyer--who competed fiercely for coveted needlework prized offered in Australia. Then learn about shadow embroidery with a beautiful floral pattern to stitch. Read about Nell Znamierowski's travels through Greece and admire the textiles that caught her eye there. Learn about weavers in Guam who carry on the Chamorro traditions of weaving leaves and palms. Learn about the quilts of Wales, filled with intricately stitched patchworks. Later, make your own traditional-style Welsh whole-cloth quilt. Check out the knitted shawls of the Faroe islands, then try your hand at knitting your own Faroe Island shawl. See hooked mats from Canada's Atlantic Provinces, including Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Learn how these traditions can work together, and make your own wool hooked rug. Discover the kites of Japan.

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