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PieceWork, July/August 1997 Digital Edition

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Learn why ribbons were all the rage at the early part of the twentieth century. Discover a beautiful 1920s hat, discovered in an attic. Meet the pearly kings and queens of London and learn their unique, philanthropic history. Admire the patterned Kuba cloth of Zaire, which combines embroidery, appliqué, and dyeing techniques. See the African influences on American quilts. Learn how Southern quilt traditions wound up in New York City. Admire the Irish crochet lace of Clones. Learn what stumpwork really is. See vintage-inspired beaded knitting by designer Deborah Newton. Admire charm quilts, which were inspired by nineteenth-century button strings.

Make trimmings of a pageful of ribbon posies and flowers that bloom on frocks and hats. Stitch a miniature charm quilt. Make a stumpwork flower. Crochet a handkerchief edging and a wild rose corner in Irish Clones lace. Make scented silk ribbon sachets. Make a silk-flower summer bonnet.

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