Issue 63 Print Version
Traditions are the threads that weave the fabric of our lives, connecting us to our roots and shaping our shared identity. They bridge generations, providing continuity in an ever-changing world. In a fast-paced society, traditions anchor us, reminding us of our true selves. They bring communities together through customs and rituals, fostering belonging and unity. Whether it’s a holiday celebration, a cherished family recipe, or a cultural ceremony, traditions hold a special place in our hearts. They preserve our history and allow us to pass it on to future generations. In this issue, we celebrate the rich tapestries of traditions that influenced needlework projects. With a modern spin, designers use bright colors, vintage fabric, and embroideries to create contemporary designs. From ancient rituals to modern practices, we explore how traditions shape needlework and enrich our craft. Cynthia MacDougall’s article, “A Knitting Pattern Primer,” reveals the improvement in pattern writing over the recent decades. More valuable information makes knitting enjoyable for all skill levels and accessible to new knitters. Join us as we delve into captivating stories behind cherished customs, inspiring you to embrace and cherish your own extraordinary traditions.