Scanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books is definitely worth browsing and bookmarking so make a cuppa and take a look there are some real gems to be discovered.
These images are not only a wonderful design source but they will be of interest to anyone who prints images on fabric, are interested in the book and paper arts or do mixed media collage pieces.
The site houses over 3,000 high-resolution free images which have been scanned from old out of copyright books. Images are tagged and described so it makes for interesting browsing. Take a look particularly at the decorative initials and borders as I am sure many stitchers will find these great inspiration and sources for designs.
Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks. All posts in the series are in the Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.
This is tutorial by Mark Mehaffey on composition is titled 5 Visual Design Elements to Improve Any Painting but the same principals apply to embroidery design and the design of crazy quilt blocks. Make a cuppa and I am sure you will learn from this.
In Wailing Walls street artist, Dan Witz, collaborated with Amnesty International to highlight the injustice of people imprisoned for their political views. The pieces combine elements of street art, social media and QR code technology to create an engaging experience for viewers.
This is slightly off the topic of textiles but I found this art project thought provoking and interesting. So I thought I would share.
It was Australia Day on the 26th but it is a public holiday today so happy holiday to all my Aussie readers.
Poking around Youtube I have discovered a couple of video tutorials I think readers might enjoy.
In this first video from LittleCanvas demonstrates how to make an art journal from paper scraps. I also like her storage system!
This second video tutorial also from LittleCanvas demonstrates a layered altered paper technique which produces a rich visual texture.