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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, March/April 1998 Digital Edition

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See the beautiful Estonian handwork of Rita Tabulkain, who adapts traditional patterns to cross-stitch, knitting, pattern darning, and embroidery. Nancy Bush shares some of what she's learned about knitting Estonian mittens and gloves. Read the recollections of Mary Catherine Severance Winchester, whose life is recorded in both her journal and an incredible pieced and painted crazy patchwork quilt. You'll even get a crazy-quilt motif to paint.

See the riches of Romania, a melting pot of traditions with many skills to offer, from traditional Romanian motifs to Romanian point lace, and projects including a Romanian beaded motif to stitch and a Romanian point lace centerpiece to make. You'll also meet Lucia Todoran, a Romanian artisan.

Learn about Sicilian cross-stitch techniques through a remnant of linen cloth. There are also some Sicilian cross-stitch patterns for you to try out. Learn about the Ladies Aid of Hop Lutheran Chruch, a quilting group from 1940.

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