Hey there! Every week I share my weekly round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web.
After talking about it for at least a year–if not longer–my colleague and I held our very first stitching group get-together at the library where I work this week. Two students came, which is a great start. One student is an accomplished crocheter, and she brought her own projects to finish. The other student took advantage of one of the cross-stitch kits I put together, and I gave her some pointers to help her get started on the project. It was really fun, and I got to put some stitches in my Prairie Schooler ornaments, too. We plan to make it a monthly event. Yay!
I hope to have some more updates and stitchy stuff soon! In the meantime, here are this week’s links:
- Did you know that documentary filmmaker Ken Burns collects quilts? Some are now on display at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.
- These miniature food embroidery designs by Japanese artist ipnot are incredible.
- I love the idea of keeping an inspiration sketchbook. It would be nice to collect everything in one place.
- TNNA experimented with a hotel suite format for its Winter 2018 show, similar to the Nashville Needlework Market, and this reviewer was not impressed.
- Spoonflower shares ideas for embellishing maps with embroidery.
- This retrospective of the art of Ed Emberley at the Akron Art Museum is a great excuse to travel to Akron, Ohio before July 15.
Video of the Week
I’m in the mood to do another theme this month, so let’s feature (what else?) some favorite love songs for the month of February. My husband and I danced to this one for our first dance at our wedding.