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Needlework, Embroidery, and Craft News Resource…


Here’s an interesting link for those of you looking for the “buzz” in the craft and needlework world – It’s a neat idea that spans a lot of crafting topics and compiles links and info in one spot.

Craftgossip.com is a site dedicated to craft news, and it includes a lot of needlework and embroidery topics – and links – and information – and links to projects – and links – (get the point?). It’s one of those sites that you could browse around for quite a while.

I especially like the section on Needlework News, which Denise Felton edits. (Yes, she links to my tutorials ….!) But that’s not the only reason I like it. She finds other great tutorials and idea sites online, which makes for great browsing when you’ve got time just to browse!

I like the idea of a place to find “needlework news.” A while ago, for example, I received an e-mail from a reader, who asked if I had heard that DMC was no longer going to be producing floche. Now, I would have liked to have had a “news hub” to go to, to search to see if there was an article or news release that mentioned this. But no luck. (There is the “Independent Needlework News” network that focuses on some of these types of issues…) Instead, though, I went to my floche source (Hedgehog Handworks) and asked Joady, who said no, it wasn’t true to her knowledge, as she was still being supplied and hadn’t heard that.

Anyway, I like to keep an eye on what’s going on in the needlework world, for a number of reasons. First, it’s a good industry to watch develop (and sometimes contract), since it gives you an insight, I think, into what people’s thoughts and habits are turning to; second, it’s good to know where to find information in order to be able to find supplies and increase one’s own knowledge of the trade and of the art; and third, deep down I think I have some kind of “retirement dream” germinating – a little needlework business of sorts – not necessarily a retail shop (in fact, not likely), but something – and it’s good to know what people are interested in, and where the trends are going in the art, craft, and needlework world…

In case you’d find the link interesting, then, I thought I’d point you to the needlework section of Craft Gossip.

I think it’d be interesting to know if other people like to keep up with information in the needlework trade world. Do you like to know what’s going on behind the scenes of the needlework trade, or would you rather remain happily oblivious, as long as you can still get your supplies?

What say you?


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  1. Mary,
    I love this link – yes, I like to keep up with what is going on behind the scenes – thank goodness floche is still around; it seems DMC makes a lot of changes in their products and it will be nice to have this link to keep up with it all!
    Thank you!

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