I was away this week on a vacation in Northern Wisconsin where I had no Internet or phone access. It was lovely. But, now I am back in the world and catching up. I will have updates on my needlework projects as soon as I can take some photos and get myself organized again.
But, in the meantime, it’s time for my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web.
Here are this week’s links:
- Craftgossip found a fun, free cross-stitch pattern by Brooke’s Books that is perfect for summer.
- “The Dark Self” is the name of a new textile exhibit by artist Susan Aldworth that includes an installation of over 1,000 embroidered pillow cases contributed by stitchers from all over the UK.
- In another new exhibition, tapestry weaver and printmaker Jacy Wall shares a selection of work spanning 30 years of her artistic practice in “The Continuous Thread” at The Slade Center in the UK.
- This list of eclectic audiobooks is truly eclectic. My Audible wishlist just got a little longer.
- The AV Club picks their favorite books of 2017 so far, and there are some interesting picks on the list.
- I love this fairy tale bookmark and wrap bracelet tutorial. There are hundreds of ways this could be adapted for a quick and unique gift or accessory.
Video of the Week
This video of 65,000 fans waiting for a concert to start in London and spontaneously singing along to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” restored my faith in humanity a bit this week. More than 25 years after the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen can rock a crowd without even being there.