Volume XVII Number 2
Letter from the editor
2 On the Web
Recent additions to our website— pieceworkmagazine.com
3 By Post
Letters to the editor
4 Book Marks
Books of interest
10 How Did They Do That?
Step-by-step photographs and instructions for a technique fromtimes past: lucet braiding
Cartes de visite courtesy of Colleen Formby.Photograph by Joe Coca.
Monograms for Handkerchiefs to Embroider
Dress up contemporary or period attire with our elegant monogrammed handkerchiefs.
Commend Me to a Knitting Wife: Knitting duringthe American Civil War
A Civil War–EraSontag to Knit
by Colleen Formby
The author’s research will enlighten anyone interested in re-creating period knitted goods. The sontag was an article of women’s clothing worn for warmthin mid-nineteenth-century America.
Patriotic Toil: Knitting Socks for Civil WarSoldiers
Civil War Socks to Knit
by Karin Timour
During the American Civil War (1861–1865), wives, mothers, and the girlsleft behind worried, prayed—and knitted as they never had before. Both original instructions and modern interpretations are provided for knitting Union and Confederate socks.
A Pinkeep to Embroider
by Elisabeth Shure
The tree motif on this pinkeep is adapted from those seen on eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Nantucket, Massachusetts, needlework samplers.
A Seventeenth-Century Undershirt to Knit
byMary Merrill, Anne Seamans, Betty Shannon, and Adele Harvey
Re-create an undershirt, probably worn over a shirt and under an outer garment,based on one in the collection of the Museum of London.
A Baby’s Gown to Smock
by Allyne Holland
by Emily-Jane Hills Orford
Step-by-step instructions for creating a stunning silk baby’s gownembellished with hand smocking and an author’s reﬂection on the smocking worked by her mother.