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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, March/April 1996 Digital Edition

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Study a quilt made during a murder trial in 1915 and appropriately called the Murder Quilt. Make a crazy-quilt block of your own. Learn about Victorian hairwork, a fascinating art for remembering loved ones. Examine needlework mourning pictures, embroidered both to commemorate the dead and display needlework skills. See the blue-and-white embroidery of western China. Embroider Chinese blue-and-white motifs on your own clothing or linens. Meet Emma Jacobsson, one of the women who pioneered Bohus knitting in Sweden. Knit a Bohus sweater. This issue's Trimmings include a tatted edging, a crocheted cover for a pincushion, a silk embroidered rose, and hair braiding.

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.