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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, July/August 2002 Digital Edition

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Admire the Chinese-embroidered silk shawls Queen Victoria gave to one of her ladies-in-waiting as a wedding present. Marvel at Mary Perkins Quincy's collections of gorgeous fabrics and lovely lace from the colonial United States. Discover chamba rumais, elaborately embroidered cloths from India that were used to wrap state gifts or just as gift themselves. Learn about a popular needlework motif called Tree of Life that's found across cultures and time. Learn about embroidering lines of poetry or song on vintage textiles. See the beaded glory of Czech and Slovak folk dress. Rediscover the art of macramé in a lace edging adapted from a pattern in Weldon's Practical Needlework, Volume 6 that you can make. Bead embroider a Slovak motif choker.

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.
  • Take your needlework to the next level with The Needleworker--an exploration of embroidery with Deanna Hall West.
  • Test your needlework techniques with projects ranging from embroidery to knitting, quilting to beading, and crochet to cross-stitch.
  • And so much more!