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PieceWork, March/April 1997 Digital Edition

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Take joy from Tasha Tudor's impressive costume collection. Discover Amish schuhbutzer, scarp fabrics recycled into full, frayed, durable rugs. There's also stitch and assembly techniques so you can make your own Amish rug. Get a glimpse of color in Amish wedding stockings from the nineteenth century, which were shockingly bright and cheerful. Knit your own pair of Amish stockings or socks. Read the quilting scraps and stories of Erlinda Gonzales. See the simple, sensible, and beautiful scrap rugs of the Depression era. Then make your own flower scrap rug. Read the article "Scrap-Bag Rugs" from The Ladies' Home Journal, October 1921. Admire playful, practical crocheted pot holders and crochet your own version. Read Kax Wilson's memories of mending and get seven darning and patching techniques. Meet a rare but essential breed--reweavers, and discover what they do. Learn about quilters' remnant bundles, which were cutting-room floor scraps mailed to people and made into whimsical quilt tops. Make your own adorable patchwork dog.

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