Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web.
I have been at a work conference the past two days, so not much stitching happening here, but it has been nice to break out of the work routine and meet some new people and learn some new things.
Here are this week’s links:
- Textile artist Yuri Himuro wants people to cut up her work — in order to reveal embroidered animals and scenes hidden just below the surface of the fabric.
- Julie Balzer found some window clings in the bargain bin at Target and turned them into awesome stamps.
- Lynn of Happiness is Cross-Stitching recently visited the Sajou embroidery store in Paris. So jealous!
- Six contemporary textile artists discuss how they use embroidery to create texture, pattern and line in their art.
- This is an old post, but it’s new to me — Funk an Weber have a brilliant tutorial for how to successfully cross-stitch over one thread without having stitches slip or disappear.
- “Why everyone should keep a sketchbook” has some good advice, even if you think you “can’t draw.”
Video of the Week
Still exploring my musical adolescence on YouTube. This is “Being Simple” by The Judybats from 1993. I will admit I still listen to this album on a semi-regular basis.