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PieceWork, January/February 2000 Digital Edition

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Meet Bess of Hardwick Hall and discover her massive collection of household stuffe, which includes some gorgeous textiles. Admire map and globe embroideries, popular themes from the late 1700s and early 1800s. See a mariner's compass quilt and learn about the importance of this motif. Learn about plain-sewing samplers. Did you know that designers use dolls and mannequins to present scale models of their work to patrons? Learn about this traditions and how it is now being used to revive historic fashions.

Learn about Victorian hair receivers, than crochet a hair receiver of your own. Cross-stitch and needlepoint a butterfly and snail based on a design by Bess of Hardwick Hall. Make your own Mariner's Compass Quilt. Embroider a button cover. Make a diamond Normandy 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!

Author/Designer: Piecework Editors