Piecework JulyAug 2007


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Buying Lace on a Russian Train By Joyce Walker A trip to Russia in search of information about her husband’s Volga German relatives also resulted in the purchase of several treasures. A Russian Lace Scarf to Knit By Dixie Falls and Jane Fournier Create your own Russian lace scarf with these complete instructions. The Carpet Slippers of Freetown, Sierra Leone By Lucille Chaveas Distinctive clothing, including needlepoint carpet slippers, played development of Krio society in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Creating and Costuming a Persona By Pamela D. Toler Dressing up and playing a character have become a passion for tens of thousands. The Largartera Embroidery of Spain By Linda Moore A centuries-old tradition of embroidery endures in the village of Lagartera in the province of Toledo. A Lagartera Medallion to Embroider By Mary Polityka Bush Use satin and double running stitches to create this colorful medallion. A Seventeenth-Century Lady’s Costume with a Blackwork Butterfly Waistcoat By Tina E. McCarty The author created her waistcoat to wear at costume events. Kasuti Embroidery on Saris: Gossamer Stitches from India By Chitra Balasumbramaniam As early as the eighth century, women in the Northern Karnataka region of southern India were using their embroidery skills to personalize sari fabrics. Swedish Anundsjösöm: The Landscape Embroidery of Brita Kajsa Karlsdotter By Ulrika Bos Kerttu Brita Kajsa Karlsdotter’s motifs have been recognized as a unique form of needlework. A Hand Towel with a Brita Kajsa Karlsdotter Motif to Embroider By Ulrika Bos Kerttu This distinctive towel with its myrtle tree motif will add style to any kitchen. Redditch: England’s Needle-Making Center By Valentine Wilber Needle making has been practiced in Redditch and surrounding areas in England’s West Midlands for centuries; a museum serves as a reminder of the needle’s place in history. A Whitework Pincushion to Embroider Designed by Mary Polityka Bush Stitch this elegant white-on-white design. Traditional Japanese Obi By Diane Horschack Explore the fabrics, colors, and symbols on these long sashes used to tie traditional Japanese kimono. Stitching with Japanese Flat Silk By Diane Horschak Here are two ways of securing flat silk thread to prevent fraying and snagging. Take-Along Knitting Projects Keep your fingers occupied on your travels with these special projects: Grand Tour Fingerless Mitts to Knit by Ann Budd and Traveler’s Stockings to Knit by Nancy Bush. On the Web: Here’s a preview of an article and two projects that will be available on our website. Knitted Together Through Time And An “All Shall Be Well Shawl” to Knit By Jacqueline Blix The author revisits a family heirloom shawl knit by Joseph Sheldon Long, a World War I soldier, father, grandfather, and knitter. Travel Slippers to Needlepoint By Sarah Warren These soft and comfortable slippers with needlepoint rose motif will soothe your feet after a day of travel and sightseeing. The motifs were stitched on needlepoint canvas with Persian wool and then appliquéd to purchased slippers.