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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, May/June 2000 Digital Edition

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Discover the symbolism of gloves. Enjoy friendship quilts, which were made to commemorate friends and loves ones and were often the only record of the maker's life. Admire beaded watch chains of the 1830s, which were often covered with names, symbols, and mottos. Learn about the Tudor rose motif in history and in needlework, from Henry VII combining the heraldic emblems of York and Lancaster to its popularity in arts and crafts. Admire a crocheted tablecloth for an oversized dining-room table that took Sue Cannella twenty-six years to make. Knit a pair of romantic gloves adapted by Nancy Bush. Make a friendship quilt block. Bead your own watch chain. Cross-stitch a wedding sampler. Make a greeting card with huck embroidery. Crochet different tablecloth motifs.

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