I made it through another week and spent the entire day today prepping for my classes for next week. But, I got done what I needed to get done. Maybe I can give myself a break tomorrow and do something crafty and fun for a change. I played around with some small projects this past week, which I will share soon.
In the meantime, here is this week’s round-up of needlework, art, and book news from around the web:
- The Wall Street Journal reviews the “Dramatic Threads: Textiles of Asia” exhibit at the Newark Museum.
- Vogue magazine has a gallery of images that reveal “Quilting, Knitting, and Needlepoint Were Hot Trends on the Runways.” The trends include embroidery, knitting, quilting, macrame, and more.
- The Craft Industry Alliance has a spring reading list for creatives. I read and enjoyed Daily Rituals, and I have the Adam Kurtz book sitting on my desk right now.
- I love this story: Twitter users help identify a lone woman scientist at a 1971 conference.
- This is a neat tutorial that I really want to try: “How to Create a Seamless Repeat from a Drawing.”
Video of the Week
I’m crazy about sandhill cranes. I love them. Right now they are migrating back north, and every time I hear them flying overhead (they are very noisy), I run out of the house and scan the sky until I spot them. Here’s a short video about the Great Migration that takes place out in Nebraska.