I have done a little tidy up on Pintangle as one thing I want to do is to provide better index pages. There are a lot of resources on this site but people cant find them!
I have a tutorial section which provides links to tutorials and reviews I have written over the years. I have not added the TAST stitches as they are already listed on the TAST FAQ page. Do people think I should list them under tutorials too?
I have also added another section of Free Embroidery Patterns. These are patterns I gave a way they are all together now and people can just browse back through those.
I hope this is useful for readers as I am aware that most people dont use the search box. Let me know as its silly creating these pages if no one uses the top tabs on the website!
I dont have a work in Progress Wednesday post as I have made a huge decision in my life.
Next year is the last year I will be teaching online
As many of you know I recently had a wonderful two month trip which allowed me to assess how I was spending my time. I often feel totally swamped by teaching online as the classes are always fully booked. It is wonderful to be successful – Internet success has really added much to my life but on the other hand it often prevents me from doing other things.
Towards the end of next year I hope to launch a book on Crazy quilting. This is something I have wanted to do for years but teaching and too much blogging has kept me from achieving it. So wish me luck and as always thanks for being such understanding, loyal customers and students.
I plan to still write Pintangle. In January will be the anniversary and I have been writing it for 10 years. Doing something for decade can mean it becomes stale so after the christmas break I will be back to give it a shake. I will write more about what to expect with that in the New year but I want to stress this is not the end of Pintangle but a reshaping
So next year will be a transition year from teaching to more writing. There are a number of shifts in my creative interests and over on Tones and Tints I will be sharing my progress as I return to more observed drawing.
I have the Calendar of classes for next year. This is the last time these will run.
All are available to purchase now. Each class runs for 6 weeks and is priced at $60. This is the last time these classes will run. As usual I will close them off when they are full. Follow the links for details about each class.
To find out how online classes are run visit the classes page
Encrusted Crazy quilting
Starts March 5th 2014
Sumptuous Surface Embroidery
Starts May 7th 2014
Artists Studio Journal: A Designers workhorse
Starts July 23 2014
I have decided not to run the GIMP for Textile Designers again. Since as a graphics program the software is always being updated it means my teaching material is constantly having to be updated! I have decided not to re-write the course materials and not run the class at all.
Wish me luck as there is is a book being written changes to the blog and few more surprises up my sleeve.
I have returned from my holiday but not done any stitching so I dont have any Work in Progress to write about. However I am opening up this post for those who use the weekly deadline to push them towards completing a project.
If you have leave a comment with a link to your site including the http bit of your web address as then it will become a link and folks can visit and see what you have done.
If you want to know more about Work in Progress Wednesdays visit the FAQ.
This is a quick heads up, as there will be a bloggers meet up on Saturday the 26th of October in Bath UK. The tentative plan is to meet at the museum cafe before a visit to the Bath Museum of Costume.
I never had a face to face meet up that has not been fun. If you live in the area and are interested in meeting me, fellow blog writers and readers contact me via email (in the contact tab) and I will give you details about the arrangements.