Here’s a short little collection of needlework-related information, inspiration, resources, and instruction to meander through for your weekend pleasure. A little bit of Needle ‘n Thread news, too!
So grab your favorite cup of relaxing brew, pull up a chair, get comfy, and join me for a short browse!
I am definitely getting more stock of the book Goldwork Masterclass by Alison Cole that I reviewed earlier this week, for those who missed the first round. I’m not exactly sure when they will be in stock, but I hope soon!
If you would like to be on the advanced notice list for that book once it’s in stock, please drop me a line and let me know.
I know a few of you have already received your copies from your orders on Wednesday, so yes, if things are going well with the post office, the delivery is pretty quick once I have them in stock! Domestic Priority shipping is included in the price.
For those from the UK and Europe who contacted me about the book, it is available in the UK through Golden Hinde Needlework.
Embroidery Thread Samplers
Over on Colour Complements, Lorraine talks about her embroidery thread sampler packs. These are such a marvelous way of adding a unique sampling of embroidery thread to your stash – especially for crazy quilters and embroiderers who enjoy free-style embroidery. You can really mix up all kinds of textures and fibers using her sampler packs. The colors, of course, are beautiful!
Single Issue Embroidery Magazines
Did you know that you can purchase single issues of two excellent embroidery magazines through The French Needle?
It’s true! If you are looking for current issues of just-recently-passed issues of Inspirations Magazine, you can pick them up individually through the French Needle.
And for those who wanted to take a look at Giuliana Ricama – the Italian needlework magazine (now with an English edition) I reviewed here – you can also buy individual issues there, too.
(If you love counted work, you’ll find Mains et Merveilles there, too, which is a lovely French needlework magazine focusing mostly on counted work.)
Artistic Embroidery – online book
Artistic Embroidery by Ella Rodman Church is one of the old embroidery books that’s just fascinating to browse through!
If you can’t find an old copy to add to your collector’s library, never fear. It’s online! You can browse through it – and a whole lot easier – right here at Internet Archive.
I have this book, but it’s a bit crumbly. I prefer the online version!
(I hope I haven’t shared this link before. This is a favorite of mine, and I’ve browsed it online too many times to count. Definitely worth downloading the free PDF!)
The Schwalm Koala – and Others!
Even though I sent you to see Luzine Happel’s website last time we explored together, I must send you again!
You’ve got to check out the recent update on her Global Schwalm Sampler. In it, you’ll see some gorgeous examples of Schwalm embroidery, some in more contemporary design styles.
The Schwalm Koala by Joy Hakanson from Queensland, Australia is an adorable twist on Schwalm!
Embroidered Cats, Anyone?
A while ago, I reviewed Hiroko Kubota’s book on Embroidered Cats: Hiroko’s Style. You can read that review here.
I’ve added her new book Cat in My Pocket Embroidery: Ten Purrfect Projects to my Amazon Recommendations lists here, under Browse my Amazon Recommendations. If you love cats and you love embroidery, this is right up your alley! Her teaching style in the book is nice and accessible.
Summer Linen Embroidery
Elisabetta Ricami is one of my favorite Italian blogs to explore. You may remember I reviewed her gorgeous wheat field monogram book a while back. Her embroidery is stunning!
If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of some simple embroidery on clothes, you may enjoy Elisabetta’s recent blog post on embroidering a linen caftan. Just a bit of inspiration to get the juices flowing!
Well, that’s almost all for today! I told you it would be a brief stroll.
Just a heads up, in case things become somewhat irregular here on Needle ‘n Thread, things are a bit rocky in my life right now. My mother has been quite ill. Needless to say, the current restrictive situation at hospitals has made this somewhat more difficult than usual. She should be home from the hospital today or tomorrow (hopefully today!). I might be a little sporadic while she is recovering, but I hope to keep ahead on things.
My helper, Anna, broke her leg week before last, poor gal! Frisbee – it’s a killer sport! So I’ve put some projects on hold for the time being, but I’m still managing to move forward on other projects. Thank goodness for laptops!
Things will settle again soon!
I hope you are doing well and that you have a marvelous weekend ahead!