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Volume XX Number 6
A Beloved Part of a Life That Was Lost by Veronica Patterson
Katerina Marusha Kysil first came from Ukraine to the United States through Ellis Island in 1910; she brought her passion for embroidery with her.
After Ellis Island by Nell Znamierowski Helen Wojnar Znamierowski arrived in the United States from Poland in 1931. She loved all forms of needlework, but cutwork was her favorite.
Scuola d’Industrie Italiane of New York by Ivana Palomba Established in 1905, this was both a school and an artistic workshop for Italian immigrants adept at embroidery and lacemaking.
Hazel Carter In Her Own Words Meet this master lace knitter who was born in England, lived in Africa, and made her way to the United States in the 1980s.
The Family Store by Nicole H. Scalessa The author inherited a Clark’s Mile-End Spool Cotton writing desk and a Diamond Dyes display cabinet that were fixtures in the general store founded by her great-great-grandfather in Mountainville, New York.
Welsh Lace by Linda Ligon The story of two pieces of crocheted lace that made their way from Wales to a tiny frontier town in Oklahoma.
Needlework to Do When Loneliness Comes: Anna Anderson’s Hardanger Tablecloth by Laurann Gilbertson
When Anna left Norway by herself in 1907 at the age of seventeen, she carried a
needlework project with her to her new life in America.
Triinu: A Connection for Estonians Living Abroad by Nancy Bush
Triinu was an Estonian-language magazine for Estonian women and families in exile; most issues included instructions for a craft project, many of which were knitted.
The Appliquéd Banners of the Kingdom of Dahomey by Trish Faubion
Since the seventeenth century, artisans in Dahomey have recorded important events using two-dimensional figures appliquéd to a background.
All the World Is Needleworking!: Florence Yoder Wilson and America’s Immigrant Needleworkers by Susan Strawn During the early 1930s, Needlecraft magazine and author Florence Yoder Wilson embraced “America’s Heritage” and welcomed needleworking immigrants from other nations.