Sunday, September 13, 2009

From Interweave Press:
Each year PieceWork Magazine holds its annual Excellence in Needle Arts Awards contest to showcase the best work of needle crafters from around the country. This year’s theme is “Heart Ornaments.”

PieceWork invites you to send your handmade heart ornaments in these four categories: knitting/crochet, needlework (embroidery, cross-stitch, bead embroidery, needlepoint), lace making/tatting, or quilting. The grand prize winner will receive $500 and each category winner will receive $200 worth of products provided by our generous contest sponsors.

Entries must be a maximum of 4” in size.

Deadline April 1, 2010

The contest winners will be announced and their work displayed at The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) trade show in June 2010. They will also be featured in our July/August 2010 issue of PieceWork. Complete contest details will be available October 16 at

Check out the pdf file for the 2009 winners! Tatting made it to honorable mention and there are SEVERAL tatted brooches. Go look!

I've spent way too much time surfing today but look what I found! A Link! Link! Link! to an incredible number of tatting patterns online, as well as links to tutorials and videos. If there is a pattern you've lost track of, you might want to check here.

Sorry - no piccies today!


  1. I love your 'finds' - both online and at the flea market. You hit the jackpot with the vintage craft magazines :)

    I am going to have to find those contest details in October on the Piecework Magazine site too - that might be a fun challenge! Thanks for posting the info.

  2. thank you so much for the links,

  3. Thank you for the link! So many new patterns to try! THank you!


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