PieceWork, January/February 2003 Digital Edition
PieceWork January/February 2003 issue is now available for individual download!
Learn about quilted petticoats such as Sarah Halsey's mermaid petticoat from the 18th century United States, then quilt a lion motif based on the pattern. Discover the history of Norway's embroidered bunader, a brightly embroidered traditional costume worn to celebrate Norway's Constitution Day. Deborah Pulliam explores Taste, Art, and Design in Great Britain from 1500 to 1900, a textile and clothing exhibit from London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Enjoy the story of Bill and Wilhelmina van Niekerk's handstitched parachute silk wedding dress and handstitched parachute silk christening gown. Then, explore the projects you can do on your own. These include a gentleman's waistcoat to crochet, a Quaker motif needle holder to cross-stitch, a button broach to bead, and a Swiss collar to knit. Join Deborah E. Kraak and Barbara C. Abrams in reflection about little girls sewing for their dolls. Plus, The Needleworker explores the feather stitch, a looped stitch that alternates from one side to the other.
In every issue, 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.
- Take your needlework to the next level with The Needleworker--an exploration of embroidery with Deanna Hall West.
- Test your needlework techniqueswith projects ranging from embroidery to knitting, quilting to beading, and crochet to cross-stitch.
- And so much more!