Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web.
March is over already! Where does the time go?
Here are this week’s links:
- Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are hosting a new reality competition series titled The Handmade Project.
- Sweet article about a woman who donated her cross-stitch pieces to a hospice in memory of her late daughter.
- It’s not often that you see carpet weaving treated as real art (as it should be!).
- The Guardian has a photo gallery of the retreats where famous writers found their inspiration. Meanwhile I type this at my Ikea desk in our tiny extra bedroom.
- I’m a little tired of articles that start with things like “needlework is a fading art” (guess they haven’t been on Etsy or Instagram), but it’s actually a nice profile of the Coulee Country Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.
- This piece by Danny Gregory promises “10 ways drawing can relieve stress and inspire wonder.”
- Kreinik has some lovely free patterns on their site, including this set of three Easter eggs.
Video of the Week
Still really stressed. Still listening to music from my teen years. This video brought back a lot of memories. It’s “Born of Frustration” by James (1992).