Sunday, January 06, 2008
Melinda at The Stitching Thread has some ideas
for Valentine's stitching.
Posted at 11:26 am by Allura
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Scrapbooking Compared to Cross Stitch
The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah, US) has a piece from Linda Fantin about scrapbooking and its popularity, but there's an interesting bit about how it compares & contrasts to cross stitch:
" "The parallels between scrapbooking and cross stitch are frightening," says Mike Hartnett, publisher of Creative Leisure News.
Cross stitch was the "it" craft in the 1980s and early 90s, spawning thousands of independent shops, small publishing and manufacturing businesses, numerous consumer magazines - even its own trade show. But the craft became too involved and complicated, discouraging beginners, Hartnett says.
"Chain stores jumped on the category and soon were selling at low prices; that helped push many shops, who were the category's teachers, out of business," he says.
Today the shops, the small vendors, most of themagazines, and the trade show are gone. In July, Wal-Mart announced it, too, was dropping stitchery."
Posted at 09:05 pm by Allura
Nanna's Journey had to rework her birth sampler design. Her new version (which she swears she's not frogging) is here.
Posted at 12:14 am by Allura
Friday, January 04, 2008
The Salem Times-Commoner from Salem, IL (US) has an article about Project Linus, which makes blankets for those in needs. They need money, but they can also use supplies, including embroidery materials, floss, etc. If you have any stash they could use, and you're in the area, it sounds like a good cause.
Posted at 06:56 pm by Allura
Thursday, January 03, 2008
SharonB at In a Minute Ago shows off her UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) and WISPs (Works In Slow Progress). It's interesting to see that even a teacher and designer like her has her own stash
Posted at 10:55 pm by Allura
The Orlando Sentinel (Florida, US) reports that a cross stitch club
meets every Friday from 1-3pm at the Lady Lake Public Library
Posted at 07:23 pm by Allura
Monique at My Mark Designs has a roundup of interesting stitching challenges
Posted at 05:55 pm by Allura
Tracy at Crafty Beats shows off her second cross stitch project
and talks about the book that inspired her, Bleu.
Posted at 02:38 pm by Allura
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Liza at moms...check nyo shows off some hardanger
projects she's done in the past. It looks like they all incorporate cross stitch, as well.
Posted at 09:54 pm by Allura
day-lab DIY is learning cross stitch on their own so that they can work on some Charles Hopper designs they found. Their first steps can be found here
Posted at 08:22 pm by Allura