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PieceWork, November/December 1999 Digital Edition

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Knitting in Estonia is full of symbolism and superstition. Nancy Bush explores some of these in this adapted piece from Folk Knitting in Estonia. Learn about the traditional vests of the Doukhobors, a Russian sect who immigrated to Canada in search of religious freedom. Meet Juliette Hamelecourt, a modern artist who has adapted medieval Flemish embroidery techniques for her own work. See Roman Catholic Lenten veils, which were used widely during the eleventh through fourteenth centuries. Read about 2,000 years of Jewish head coverings. Learn about the history of the Buddha robe. Admire effigies from Westminster Abbey.

Knit Kalev's mittens. Quilt an evening purse. Use Juliette's medieval vine motif to embellish clothing or accessories. Cross-stitch a bread cloth. Crochet a yarmulke in a two-color pattern.

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