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Long Thread Media

PieceWork, September/October 1998 Digital Edition

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Learn about the enduring legacy of charts in needlework, many of which are works of art on their own. Read the rewarding tale of a collector who tracks down the maker of a 100-year old quilt. Meet Thérèse de Dillmont and learn about her gift to needleworkers. Get three lace knitting patterns from Mary Schiffmann's collection. Learn about stilettos, small tools that are always useful and often beautiful. Discover the easy and elegance of filet crochet. Get a brief history of the traditional American teddy bear. Then, make your own traditional teddy bear and crochet a miniature collar for it. Discover the little-known decorative art of milkweed embellishment. Cross-stitch an exquisite flower from a nineteenth-century chart. Make an evening start quilt block based off of a late-nineteenth-century quilt. Filet crochet a delicate edging.

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