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Long Thread Media

PieceWork Summer 2020

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Peel back the layers of needlework history and uncover more about historical textiles from around the globe in the Summer 2020 issue of PieceWork. Learn why Orenburg-lace charts are so colorful. Read about the traditional looping technique of Ayoreo bag-making in South America. Journey to the Great Lakes and discover more about the bead-embroidered bags of the region’s indigenous tribes. Visit a French town ravaged by the atrocities of World War II where time has stood still.
  • Discover the roots of an Italian needlework tradition: Ars Canusina embroidery.
  • Learn about the artfully embellished cradleboards some Native American tribes used to swaddle and protect their little ones.
  • Read about the tradition of split-thread embroidery practiced in China’s Guizhou Province in an excerpt from Every Thread a Story.
  • Includes three projects to knit and stitch, including the cover project based on a 1930s knitted lace edging.


Author/Designer: Piecework Editors