Findings is my weekly round-up of links from my wanderings around the web each week. Topics may include art, needlework, textiles, books, and more. Here are this week’s links:
- Do you need a tutorial on how to thread a needle? Luzine Happel has you covered. In all seriousness, I have never seen this technique before and I may try it.
- It’s pretty unusual for librarians to get this kind of coverage in mainstream media, so I enjoyed this short interview with Theresa Quill, a research librarian at Indiana University, Bloomington that appeared in The Atlantic.
- Stealth and Aces has a tutorial for making a striking pendant necklace using plastic canvas and embroidery thread. [via]
- Not Another Bill is a subscription service that will send you a surprise in the mail every month. I love this idea in theory, but realistically I don’t need any more “stuff.”
- Sharon Mossbeck designed a DNA pattern in cross-stitch and then invited people to sew their own interpretation of the pattern. The result is the Thread of Life project, and it’s lovely to see all the variations and embellishments participants came up with.
- I was having problems with the Getty blog today, so I hope these links work because the geeky art historian in me loves, loves, loves these fascinating and informative posts. First, I was blown away by this behind-the-scenes look at how art conservators examine a painting–in this case Guercino’s Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph–damage and previous restoration attempts. Then, I marveled at how a curator was able to reunite a 2,000-year-old Roman statue with its head, which had been missing for several decades.
Today I am…trying not to hit refresh every five minutes on the UPS tracking page for my fabric.com order, but I am hoping I’ll have some gingham fabric to start playing around with this weekend.
This week I’m reading…World of Interiors magazine. I’ve fallen several issues behind and I’m trying to play catch up on my subscription.