Archive for September, 2007

New redwork book online

Check the site of Patricia Cummings http://www.quiltersmuse.com/. She generously shared whith us her new book
Redwork Embroidery and Needlework Traditions in Europe and America. It’s a huge source for all who look not only for patterns, but also for some historical and cultural reference.

Patricia published also some other craft books, it’s a lot of reading for free!

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Looking for spring?

Check flowers and butterflies by mangold47. It’s a hudge library of beautiful pictures that you can use as embroidery inspirations or as a base to create color pallettes. It’s amazing, that you can use a simple photo in so many ways, not only as a nice object to watch.

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Arts & crafts runners

Have a look at a blog In the fold by Amy Munson Bismarck. She’s showing a wonderful collection of arts & crafts vintage runners.

I love the designs from that time, especially by Charles Rennie Macintosh (I had a chance to see the Glasgow School of Arts, it’s a beautful building). What is more interesting for me, his wife,  Margaret MacDonald, was a really gifted artist and embroiderer. Check this site to see her embroidered panel.

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wikiHowto

Have you seen this site? If not, go and check the category hobbies and crafts. There’s not too much yet, but you’ll find some interesting how-tos on fiber arts and scrapbooking. You can also add your own how-to and make the site more helpful 🙂

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