Piecework JanFeb 2004

Piecework JanFeb 2004


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Embroider a Rose-Petal Heart Linda Moore selected a single heart-shaped rose petal from a linen tablecloth and embroidered it on silk for a box-top insert. The Rose Tablecloth This elaborately embroidered tablecloth from the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection of Colorado State University inspired the embroidery project presented on page 26. by Linda Carlso The Fisher Man’s Lover This poem was inspired by a photograph of a woman standing and knitting beside a cliff in Polperro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. by Jane Galer Knit Our Polperro Gloves Nancy Bush, moved by Jane Galer’s poem, designed these patterned gloves to knit for men. More Love Than Money: Gifts of the 1930s During the Depression, many women exchanged gifts of textiles that they had worked with needle and thread. by Jane Reid Embroider a Tea Towel Mary Polityka Bush brings us this 1930s-style tea towel just in time for Valentine’s Day. Stitch a Blackwork Heart From the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s extensive needlework collection comes this blackwork heart motif to stitch. What Is Blackwork? Centuries old, blackwork consists of intricate patterns worked with a series of straight stitches and backstitches. by Ann Blalock Korsnäs Sweaters: Crocheted and Knitted Gifts of Love Young women from the small Finnish village of Korsnäs crocheted and knitted intricate sweaters for their fiancés. by Carol Huebscher Rhoades Crochet a Bag with Korsnäs Motifs Carol Huebscher Rhoades crocheted this Korsnäs bag with the traditional dancing girl motif. The Shawls of Cuenca Love story: a poet, an actress, and a warp-resist-dyed and fringed shawl made in Ecuador. by Deborah Dwyer Needlework and Love Anniversary Doily by Diane Willett Raggedy Ann by Polly Havins Function Plus Fashion: Victorian Smoking Caps During the mid-nineteenth century, men wore ornately embroidered velvet caps while smoking in the privacy of their rooms. by Diane Maglio Bead a Tudor Rose on a Velvet Hat Sandie Abel dresses up a velvet hat with a late- fifteenth-century motif, the Tudor rose. Make a Purse in Tunisian Crochet Kathleen Power Johnson utilizes the technique of Tunisian crochet in this richly textured purse. The Riddle of Tunisian Crochet Although examples of Tunisian crochet have been documented as early as the mid-nineteenth century, the origin of the technique is still disputed. by Elizabeth Kurr Stitch a Miniature Victorian Spot Sampler Page Dorsey continues the tradition of Victorian spot samplers with fifteen separate motifs to stitch.

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