Woo! Friday! Woo! It’s time for Friday Finds, my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web.
Here are this week’s links:
- Early this week, Microsoft announced that the program Microsoft Paint was going away. The Internet was in an uproar over the death of this beloved app, which has been around since 1985. As a result of the outcry, Microsoft clarified that MS Paint would still be available after the latest Windows update. Long live Paint!
- This is the last weekend to grab freebie cross-stitch charts from designer Lucie Heaton’s massive motif library. After August 1, it will be subscription-only.
- I love to see photos of needlework shops around the world. This week Plum Street Samplers shared some beautiful photos of the Silver Needle shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Beth at the “Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles” blog visited Friendship Crossing in Corvallis, Oregon, and did some serious stash enhancement.
- Have you ever used a Bent Weaver’s Needle? A Two-Eye Bodkin? Or a Trolley Needle? The Kreinik blog explains the tools for getting “prettier stitches.”
- These cut paper sculptures inspired by leaves, butterflies, flowers, and other natural wonders are stunning.
Video of the Week
On the jukebox this week…Have a great weekend!