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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, September/October 1997 Digital Edition

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From 1855 to 1932, knitting was part of the daily lesson for schoolchildren in the Community of True Inspiration, Amana, Iowa. Learn about knitting there. Read the story of safe return mittens and knit your own pair for someone. Did you know that the well-dressed characters in Beatrix Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester wear designs from a well-known museum?

Meet the women behind Threads of Clare embroidery. Discover a 1930s baby's day gown, made with exquisite handstitched details. Meet Marion Cheever Whiteside Newton and admire her story book quilts. See how Faith Ringgold turned quilts into stories. Teach kids how to make kumihimo. See a pair of knitted baby socks that tell the story of two young sisters who traveled across the Great Plains in 1846. Learn about the appliquéd and embroidered tigers that adorn Chinese children.

Knit Tamsen Dame McBride's baby socks. Make braided bracelets with a square of cardboard and pearl cotton. Make a jungle book banner. Smock a baby gown. Stitch cornflower and borders in a unique Clare embroidery.

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.

Author/Designer: Piecework Editors