Happy Saturday! And here’s to a glorious weekend!
Now, settle yourself in with a nice cup of coffee, and let’s explore some needlework snips together! Some good reading, some inspiration, some stitching ideas…
And yes, you may have a cupcake, too.
Let’s start with some good reading, specifically about embroidery techniques, and more specifically about metal thread embroidery techniques.
Needlework Techniques by Jane Zimmerman
Jane Zimmerman is a well-known name in fine embroidery in the US. In case you don’t know who she is, she has website, and on it, she has some excellent resources. Specifically, take time to read her Needlework Technique Chapters. So far, she has added metal thread embroidery chapters, and they are really good!
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen is one of the few linen weavers left in Ireland, and the only Irish linen weaver left producing linen damask. They produce beautiful linen for the home!
If you’d like to learn more about linen, they have some good reading on their website, including About Linen, which unfolds the fascinating process of how linen is made.
You might also check out their Interesting Facts about Linen, where you’ll find fun, practical, bizarre, and interesting facts about linen.
Going Small with Holiday Stitching
Over on Janet Granger’s blog, she shows off some really, really tiny and cute holiday stitching for dollhouses. While I don’t have a doll house, I’ve always been super-fascinated with stitching miniatures of any kind. And Janet’s are just lovely!
Incidentally, Janet is also working through Carolyn Pearce’s Home Sweet Home workbox. She’s been chronicling it on her blog, so that’s worth checking out, too!
Some Goldwork to Buzz About
If you have not come upon Katherine Diuguid’s blog until now, you might enjoy checking it out when you have time to browse! Her glorious goldwork beehive is just wonderful! Take a look at all her photos of it – and you can go to past articles to see it (and her other embroidery works) in progress. I’m so glad she’s in my feedreader – I really enjoy seeing what she’s up to with her needle and thread!
If you have an interest in Pinterest, I’ve been doing some reorganizing of my Pinterest boards lately, trying to separate things up and categorize them. You’ll find me over there under Mary Corbet, and if you pin my stuff, chances are, I’ll find you and follow you, too. I’d love to see what inspires you!
And that, my friends, brings me to the end of the list for today. Enjoy the browse, enjoy the weekend, and I’ll see you again on Monday!