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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, May/June 1996 Digital Edition

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Admire knitted cotton coverlets and knit your own cotton coverlet squares and edgings. Learn how people applied the idea of 'waste not, want not' to old socks to make sock-top quilts. Rediscover red-heel sock monkeys and hobbyhorses, plus get patterns to make your own. Read the story of Belgian people in WWI made flour sacks into clothes, embellished souvenirs, and thank-you notes. Embroider a flour sack towel for yourself. Discover stumpwork, a three-dimensional form of embroidery. Stitch your own stumpwork butterfly. See the sash of the voyageur, finger-woven sashes made in voyageurs free time. Finger-weave some book marks. Meet Dorothy Burnham and read about her incredible career. Trimmings in this issue are tatted and crocheted butterflies.

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.