Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web.
Here are this week’s links:
- I love peeking inside artists’ sketchbooks. TextileArtist.org talks to several textile artists about how they use their sketchbooks.
- Selvedge talks to illustrator and emboiderer Megan Griffiths, “whose work is inspired by mystical folklore, Indian animal tales and a love of vegetables.” Lovely work.
- So, I may or may not be obsessed with Neko Atsume, a game where you attract feral cats to your pretend backyard by feeding them and buying them toys. Now I can cross-stitch all of my favorite cats thanks to Oh Plesiosaur, who has created free charts for the Neko Atsume cats.
- Inspired by the work of Hannah Claire Somerville and other embroidery artists on Instagram, lots of stitchers are signing up this year for a 1 Year in Stitches challenge. It’s not too late to join, and there are several Facebook groups dedicated to the project.
- Kincavel Krosses shares a free 2017 band sampler to start your stitchy year off right.
- Textile artist Ben Ahearn uses cross-stitch in his work, and he talks to Textile Artist about his process. Interesting stuff.
Video of the Week
Calling this a music video doesn’t seem adequate, but this mysterious animated short was created for Los Angeles-based musician Charles X. Worth repeated viewings.