Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web.
Here are this weeks links:
- My Modern Met posted a roundup of their top 17 artists who are revitalizing embroidery. Some of them have been featured in past Findings/Friday Finds posts!
- I love, love, love this photo essay about the nearly-300-year-old Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid, Spain. A few years ago they were nearly bankrupt, but now they are thriving again.
- Need some ideas for books to read? The Washington Post recommends 26 titles to start the new year, including a a new novel by one of my personal favorites, Paul Auster.
- Last year Louise Fletcher challenged herself to draw a self-portrait every day. She shares what she learned from the project, and you can see all of the portraits on her website. It’s pretty amazing to she her style develop and evolve over the year.
- “Swedish designer Ulla Stina Wikander creates cross-stitched sculptures out of everyday objects.” You can see more of her work on her Instagram. Weird but cool.
- Get out your tissues for this story about a bookseller bringing hope to others in a refugee camp in war-torn South Sudan.
Video of the Week
Listening to some Imagine Dragons this week. Kind of a guilty pleasure. :)