It’s been a loooong week, but I didn’t want to let a Friday pass by without posting a Friday Finds! I’ll have more adequate updates soon!
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 don’t usually pre-order books, but I made an exception for Colour Confident Stitching by Karen Barbé. Mary Corbett has a full review of this new essential reference.
- Mollie Makes has a great tutorial for making an easy woven wall hanging. You could make your own loom with a piece of corrugated cardboard.
- A recent study says that people who engage in creative activities every day are happier. I definitely need to make some time for some stitching and doodling again.
- Do you have a stash of pretty beads? The Copper Fox has an awesome tutorial for transforming a few beads into a set of coordinating needle minder, needle threader, and maid-of-all-work. I have lots of beads I could use for a project like this!
- Book Riot featured 15 bookish cross-stitch patterns.
- I found out this morning that one of my favorite writers, Amy Krause Rosenthal, whose second memoir Textbook I recently read, has terminal ovarian cancer. She wrote this heartbreaking article published in the New York Times this week, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”
Video of the Week
I am tempted to link to the hilarious video of Dr. Robert Kelly being interrupted by his children while on air with the BBC, but I’m going to leave this here instead because it’s been that kind of week: