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Volume XIV Number 2

F E A T U R E S / P R O J E C T S

18–25 EMBROIDERY G ARDEN
Gardens have inspired embroiderers for centuries.
Yvonne Cuthbertson

Stumpwork from the Royal School of Needlework’s Green Country Garden Collection

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Learn how to create a stumpwork pansy.

Stitch a Miniature Garden Knotted Rug
Teresa Layman offers instructions for making a miniature rug using only French and Colonial knots.

26–29 N EEDLEWORKERS OF THE N ORTH , PART II: The Tlingit
and Haida of the Pacific Northwest and Their Button Blankets
This installment of an ongoing series focuses on colorful, symbolic, and traditional capelike robes worn for dances and ceremonies.
Donna Druchunas

30–33 Decorative Knitting, Part I: Knit Cuffs with Color
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Nancy Bush kicks off a new series with ideas for making cuffs for mittens, gloves, socks, or as edgings for hats, vests, or sweaters, or even as stylish wrist warmers.

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P ENNY RUGS : Nineteenth-Century Recycling
Nineteenth-century needleworkers used teacups, plates, coins, and other round household objects as templates for cutting uniform circles of fabric for use in making quilts; the practice was easily extended to the appliqués that give penny rugs their name.
Aimee E. Newell

Appliqué and Sew a Penny-Rug Coaster
A penny, a dime, and a quarter were used to cut the circles for this coaster designed by Mary Polityka Bush.

40–45 SCOTT AND HER HOUSEHOLD COLUMN LYDIA
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ON THE COVER TERESA L AYMAN’S MINIATURE GARDEN KNOTTED RUG. PAGE 23.
Photograph by Joe Coca.

From 1881 to 1884, the author’s great-great-grandmother edited a household column in a daily newspaper published in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Barbara Clemens

On the Web: Knit a Lace Edging from “The Fireside”
Here’s an edging sample based on instructions in Lydia Scott’s June 5, 1884, column.

46–49

M ISSIONARY T EXTILES : Made for Export
Embroidered household linens recently found in a Shanghai market were made in the 1930s for the American market.
Va l e r y G a r r e t t

50–51 Teakettle Holders Knit
Deborah Pulliam offers instructions for two versions of potholders based on late-nineteenth-century patterns. VOLUME XIV NUMBER 2

52–55 C OLLECTING AND C ARING FOR
H OUSEHOLD T EXTILES
There are a number of ways of ensuring the survival of everyday household objects that may be our only ties to family members from earlier generations.

March/April 2006 D E P A R T M E N T S

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Notions

Editor’s letter

Darn a Hole
Clarice Taylor’s step-by-step instructions make darning a cinch.

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By Post

Letters from readers

O NLINE Q UILT A DVICE
The Alliance for American Quilts offers projects and services for collecting, caring for, and documenting quilts and related materials.

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Book Marks

Books of interest

C ARING FOR M Y H OUSEHOLD L INENS
The author uses many of her handmade textiles daily.
Jan Meyer

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Necessities

Needlework supplies

M Y E MBROIDERED S HELF PANELS
Panels embroidered by Richard Scheele’s grandmother in the early 1900s receive special care to prolong their life.
Carol Scheele

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Calendar

Upcoming events
C O L U M N S

S OFTWARE FOR D OCUMENTING
Collectify is a collection management software program.

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Tapestry

The new and noteworthy

S PECIALTY C LEANING P RODUCTS
These products are formulated for cleaning fine fabrics.

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Findings

Preserving the legacy of needlework by finding ways to remake and reuse new, old, or found objects— Lampshade and Pincushion

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Shay Pendray’s Trimmings

A sampling of patterns, charts, and instructions— Filet Crochet Chart

ON THE WEB
SEE PAGE 45 FOR INFORMATION ON OBTAINING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BONUS PROJECT FROM OUR WEBSITE OR BY MAIL.

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