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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, January/February 1999 Digital Edition

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Meet William Morris, Victorian England's medieval artisan who is famous even today for his prints. Learn how to stitch on perforated paper, a technique that began with the invention of perforated paper in the nineteenth century. Check out antique sewing tools such as fods, bodkins, and drizzlers. Admire early American silk patchwork quilts. Discover the silk industry of Florence, Massachusetts. Learn about the surprising long history of tassels, which have been used as decoration since humans lived in caves.

Use counted-thread embroidery to embroider a Morris-inspired design on a pillow. Make a perforated paper valentine. Knit fancy red silk mittens. Crochet a beaded bag. Make a quilted silk jewelry roll.

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!

Author/Designer: Piecework Editors