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:
- UK magazine Cross-Stitch Collection published its last issue. I have (had) a subscription. Very sad to see it go.
- Diane Meyer alters photographs with cross-stich, and the results are kind of creepy.
- They may look like rugs, but they are really hyperrealistic paintings by Spanish artist Antonio Santin.
- Bored Panda has a gallery of photos of 100 artists in their studios — including everyone from Monet to Andy Warhol.
- The Craft Industry Alliance shares some interesting survey statistics that show more people are participating in creative hobbies in the U.S.
Video of the Week
This week I am enjoying this video of dancers from the NYC Ballet who take over a subway station.
Interesting article about the growth of the craft industry. Here in Australia craft is very big. Unfortunately there are currently no craft shows on TV, hard to understand why not. I’d like to see more craft and less food shows. Kinda weird cross stitch on the altered photos. Started to read the article, but only got as far as the word “disjunct” and suddenly lost interest ….. ho hum!!!
Yes, craft shows used to be pretty big in the U.S., especially on public television, but they are fewer in number now.