Weekend Reading — 10/23/15

My weekly round-up of needlework, embroidery and weaving links, plus other things I enjoyed reading this week:

“There seems to be a myth that works of art magically appear in the night, seemingly by the aid of elves, with fully formed concepts implanted in the artist’s mind for them to regurgitate at the next opportunity.” Read this wonderful interview with weaver Christina Hesford.

This will keep you busy all weekend. Mary Corbet shares her giant list of favorite embroidery and needlework blogs.

Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers is generously sharing her 12 days of Christmas patterns for free! You can stitch them as ornaments, but she also provides instructions to stitch them up into a single sampler. The first 3 days have been posted. Check back on Sunday for day 4.

Do I need another pin loom? I might, especially if it is this new star loom designed by Noreen Crone-Findlay. I see star ornaments in my family’s future…

Did you know you can get a free digital subscription to Handmade Business? Handmade Business was formerly Crafts Report and is a great magazine for anyone in the business of selling their crafts. And, if the free subscription wasn’t enough, you will also get access to a free eBook, “The Ultimate Guide to Handcrafted Success” by Bruce Baker.

Video of the Week

Seriously trippy animated video with an Alice in Wonderland theme made to promote Good Books, an online non-profit bookstore that donates all proceeds to Oxfam.

GOOD BOOKS: "We Need To Talk About Alice" from Plenty on Vimeo.

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