Over on Stitchin Fingers I have been building a resource page of free tutorials online. I put the call out to members last week inviting members who have a written a tutorial on their blog or website to leave me their link with a description so I can add it to the master list.
Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order of title but as the page builds, at a later stage I will sort the list into subject areas.
So make a cuppa pop over to browse the list of free tutorials .
If you are member of stichin fingers feel free to leave me your links so I can add them. Guidelines are on the page and please leave the link there not here.
Last week over on Stitchin Fingers I posed a “Post a photo challenge” and some great varieties of Cretan stitch have been shared by members. So make a cuppa and take in some inspiration and let people know if you have enjoyed thier work.
We have another special event on Stitchin Fingers in the form of a post a photo challenge to honour of International Women’s Day (8 March). Since this is a global celebration to mark achievements of women past, present and future and 2011 is the Global Centenary Year I thought it was not only appropriate but would be fun.
The suffragette movement colors of purple for dignity, white for purity and green for hope.
The challenge is to post a photo on stitchin fingers of any project you have made in these colours and tag it “International Women’s Day“
To join in you need to be a member of Stitchin Fingers (it’s run by me and free to join)
When you post your photos tag them and include “International Women’s Day” inside double inverted commas.
There are no sign ups or tight regulations just join in if you have time and celebrate the day.
Take a look at what has already turned up under the “International Women’s Day” tag
Over on stitchin fingers a very special web event is running.
The idea came from Carol Anne when she posted in the forum about the Festival of needles. We are synchronise this with a post a photo challenge inviting people to post photos on stitchin fingers of their needle cases and pin cushions.
What did I do to show respect for my needles?
Well after 15 years or so of use the felt in my needle case was looking a bit faded and tired so I decided to remove the old pages and replace with fresh felt.
I used real wool felt as the synthetic craft stuff attracts moisture in the air which in turn will rust your needles. I could not find a dark blue but this bight blue will be fine. Also, while I was at it I washed the cover. (Click on the image for a lager version)
Go and check out stitchin fingers and take a look at the photos posted under the Festival of needles tag to see what people use as needlecase and what they hold their pins in.
Next year on stitchin fingers I am going to suggest making needlecases and pincushions – perhaps even turning it into a swap. I will have to ask for suggestions closer to the time but I am open to ideas to mull over now.