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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, May/June 2003 Digital Edition

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PieceWork May/June 2003 issue is now available for individual download!

Meet Minerva Sêrbu Petrascu and discover her beautiful needlework. Then make a Gobelin-stitch project inspired by Minerva Sêrbu Petrascu's work. Discover India's enchanting ethereal embroidery, called chikankari. Learn why a good housewife always had a 'housewife' (a folded or rolled sewing kit) with her. Enjoy a fashionable embroidered casket from The National Museum of Scotland dated to the late 1600's. Embroider a scissors pocket. Stitch a thimble holder. Discover the unique and historic art of knitting with wire and knit a wire bracelet. Needlepoint a unicorn purse. Plus, The Needleworker explores Basque and Basque Knit stitches.

In every issue, 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.
  • Take your needlework to the next level with The Needleworker--an exploration of embroidery with Deanna Hall West.
  • Test your needlework techniques with projects ranging from embroidery to knitting, quilting to beading, and crochet to cross-stitch.
  • And so much more!