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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, March/April 1999 Digital Edition

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Learn about Jennie Mae Olsen's life as a homesteader in North Dakota and admire the needlework she made there. See the United States suffrage movement through as it was expressed through needlework. Meg Swansen talks about her mother Elizabeth Zimmermann's worldwide impact on knitting. Meet Candace Wheeler, founder of the society of Decorative Art. Learn about the milkmaid motif and its symbolism in needlework. See Mayan culture living on in friendship bracelets. Learn how quilting tied into girls' education in nineteenth-century America.

Make Jennie Mae Olsen's fancy bag for yourself. Knit a heart hat for a baby. Crewel-embroider a book cover. Make a Mayan-style knotted friendship bracelet. Cross-stitch milkmaid samplers. Make a hexagon cradle quilt.

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!

Author/Designer: Piecework Editors