Piecework JulyAug 2009


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PieceWork’s 2009 Brooch Contest View the outstanding winners from PieceWork Magazine Presents the Excellence in Needle Arts Awards 2009 contest! Exquisite Embroidered Symbolism: Norwegian Ceremonial Cloths by Mary B. Kelly For centuries on important occasions, Norwegians displayed ceremonial cloths elaborately embroidered with Viking-era motifs. Tree-of-Life and Bold Flower Mittens to Knit and Tree-of-Life Motif to Cross-Stitch by Susan Kolstad Inspired by Norwegian ceremonial cloths, Susan Kolstad incorporated motifs from the cloths in her knitted mittens. Use the tree-of-life chart to cross-stitch the motif. A Transitional Work: An Early-Nineteenth-Century Embroidered Quilt by Christina Inge This exceptional pieced and embroidered quilt from New England displays elements of eighteenthand nineteenth-century styles of bedcovers. A Sunglasses Case to Embroider with Motifs from a Nineteenth-Century Quilt by Christina Inge Step-by-step instructions for creating a captivating cashmere lace-knitted shawl inspired by one of Olga Alexandrovna Fedorova’s designs. Gifts of the Sultan: The Fashion Influence of Tippoo-Saïb by Kimberly Chrisman – Campbelle The mission of the ambassadors dispatched by Tippoo-Saïb, sultan of Mysore, to France to meet with King Louis XVI ultimately was a diplomatic failure, but it would be remembered as a fashion phenomenon. Take-Along Projects: Dee’s Diamond Scarf to Knit by Nancy Bush, A Pulled-Work Bookmark to Embroider by Mary Polityka Bush, and Cashmere Wrist Warmers to Knit by Inna Voltchkova Try our three special projects designed with portability in mind for summer travels. Beginning lace knitters will find Dee’s Diamond Scarf within their capabilities. The finished bookmark can serve either as a place marker in your travel journal or as a gift for the hostess awaiting your arrival. The wrist warmers are fun to knit and will help to take off the chill. Linen and Lace at Pebble Hill Plantation by Andi Reynolds Started as a working farm in 1825, this southwest Georgia plantation acquired a trove of fine linen and lace through the efforts of its two twentieth-century