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Sew What?

Sew What? is a weekly podcast that celebrates historic needlework and those who stitched it. Isabella Rosner, your local needlework expert, explores all types of needlecraft (including embroidery, knitting, weaving, nålbinding, quilting, lacemaking, and everything in between) from around the world and across continents and interviews leading textile artists, scholars, and curators. After a successful first season of 25 episodes, Sew What? is back in February 2021 for a second one. Listen here or on your favourite podcast app and get ready for a new episode every Thursday!

The Embroideries and Lace of the Wiener Werkstätte Sew What?

In this episode, Isabella discusses the embroideries and lace designs of Austria's Wiener Werkstätte, one of the longest-lived design movements of the twentieth century.As always, images and sources are available at @sewwhatpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The podcast has a website, sewwhatpodcast.com, and a Patreon, patreon.com/sewwhatpodcast.
  1. The Embroideries and Lace of the Wiener Werkstätte
  2. Early Medieval Embroidery: An Interview with Dr Alexandra Makin
  3. Travelling and Unravelling Indian Embroidery Techniques
  4. May Morris and Arts and Crafts Embroidery: An Interview with Thomas Cooper
  5. Embroidering Adversity in Charity and Orphan School Needlework
  6. Navajo Weaving: An Interview with Dr Kathy M'Closkey
  7. The Long, Looping History of Nalbinding
  8. Making Historic Needlework Now: An Interview With Ruth Singer
  9. Gee's Bend Quilts and Quilters: An Interview with Caster Pettway and Mary Margaret Pettway
  10. Sew What? Season 2: The Tiny Needleworked Treasures of 17th-Century Schoolgirls

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