- Oh, how I wish they used screen doors in the UK so I could embroider one. Mine would either have a big cross-stitched rose, vintage-style, or simply say ‘SUP. It’s a tough call.
- Alison from Yarnscape wrote a really interesting post about spinning up some silk, especially well-timed for me because silk will be one of my Tour de Fleece challenges. Her yarn-in-progress is SO beautiful – I’m in awe!
- Nancy from Owen’s Olivia wrote a post about the stunning embroidery work of Izziyana Suhaimi, you should have a look.
- There’s a breathtakingly beautiful textile collaboration between Kaye Blegvad and Leah Goren featured on The Fox Is Black.
- Check out this embroidered hexagon patchwork by Karen Barbé
- I would like one of everything made by Matte Stephens on etsy, pretty pretty please.
- Ditto for Ashley Percival’s etsy shop, Awesome Animal Art.
- You can’t miss these Japanese manhole covers, via the Flickr Blog. The ability to make a manhole cover this attractive has to be deeply admired.
- Now, I know I say I want a lot of stuff here, and it’s always true, but this one is for serious now on my seriously-when-I-can-afford-it list. Studiokmo on etsy makes amazing handcut maps that are ridiculously intricate (and expensive, though rightly so). The artist, Karen O’Leary, also does prints of city maps, and she happens to have done both Pittsburgh and Amsterdam, the two places I still think of as home(s). For a long time I’ve wanted a way to represent my ‘hoods and these are perfect. They’re understated and beautiful, and I really, honestly do hope to have those two on my wall one day.
1. circle bedthrow, 2. Swoony, 3. Teeswater, 4. no.7, in progress, 5. P1100254, 6. Untitled, 7. P1100237, 8. Bloom, 9. Quilty SAL for June Progress, 10. Fox face, 11. chica go lightening, 12. Untitled, 13. pipedpotholderstitle, 14. winter embroidery, 15. PTSW7, 16. Art Deco New York Fabric Collection