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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, July/August 1998 Digital Edition

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Meet the beadworkers of the southern plains. Learn some of the techniques used by Southern Plains Indians in their beadwork. Meet Lakota quillworker Alice New Holy Blue Legs and admire her work. Learn three traditional methods of working decorative porcupine quills onto surfaces. See the baskets made by the Neptune family, several generations of whom have made beautiful Passamaquoddy baskets out of ash-splint and sweet-grass. Enjoy the bold motifs of the Cowichan sweaters of the Coast Salish people. Learn some basic knitting techniques used in a typical Cowichan pullover sweater. Admire the moose-hair embroidery of the Huron. See a beautiful traveling exhibit of Native American quilting.

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