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Volume XX Number 5
PieceWork Magazine Presents: Excellence in Needle Arts Awards 2012 Pincushion Contest
The results are in! The winners of our 2012 contest are featured.
Like Handwork for Love by Karen Brock
Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate unfolds on the modest La Garza ranch in northern Mexico against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and in the family kitchen.
La Tela di Penelope by Marilyn Serraino La Tela di Penelope is Italian for "the fabric of Penelope," Penelope being the wife of Odysseus, hero of the Greek epic The Odyssey.
Love, Needlework, and History in the Bayeux Tapestry by Mary Polityka Bush Rarely in novels is needlework almost a character in its own right or as crucial to the plot as it is in Sarah Bower's The Needle in the Blood.
Handwork in the Émigré Novel by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell Authors were inspired both by the romantic narrative possibilities of the French Revolution and exile and by their own personal encounters with émigrés.
The Great Yarn Ball Contest by Joanna Johnson Among the chapters in Robert McCloskey's children's book Homer Price is "Mystery Yarn."
Nursery Rhyme Buttons by Kathy Augustine Ertle and Lura Stonebreaker were passionate button collectors.
Braids into Brushstrokes: An Artist Finds Her Medium by Janice Horton
Jessie Catherine Baker Kinsley created tapestries embellished with lines of poetry embroidered below the braided scenes.
Victorian Social and Needlecraft Hierarchies in Jane Eyre by Marika Simon In Victorian England, needlework, like many other facets of daily life, had a clear social hierarchy.
Handwork in The Flowering Thorn by Ileana Grams-Moog Knitting plays a small but important role in Margery Sharp's 1933 novel.
Sonnet for Marie by Mary McGivern A sampler worked in 1807 inspired this Elizabethan sonnet.