Tutorials discovered this week

Tutorials discovered this week

Before I launch into a general round up of tutorials and resources that I encountered this week I want to point to a blog I constantly enjoy. I must confess I  just love peeking into other peoples visual journals. This week Jude Hill  posted an images of some of her sketchbook pages. I love this womans quilts  and not a week goes by without me checking her blog Spirit Cloth. Jude has a great sensitivity towards fabric and the relationship between thread and cloth. Her work has a narrative quality to it that keeps me coming back for more. do check out the site its well worth a visit.

On the topic of visual journals Suzi Blue has another couple of videos up on keeping an art journal and pointed to the Art Journal Slam which is run out  of  Art is Life. Check out the left hand side bar for links to various tips and advice on keeping a visual journal.

Another discovery this week for me was Crafty Pod which is a blog devoted to craft related podcasts and craft tutorials

If you enjoy ribbon embroidery dont miss a series of tutorials that Janet Stauffacher has posted  on her blog, Nostalgic Needleart on Antiquing Velvet Ribbon. While there see the other tutorials she has in the series. Ribbon Leaves would go with  Ribbon Rose buds, and  Vintage ribbon roses. There is another tutorial on Ruched ribbon violets and China silk Roses. Janet makes her Ric Rac roses in a similar way to mine [Thanks for the heads up on this lead, goes to Allie ]

Maggie Grey has placed a new article online as part of her taster series. Contemporary embroiderers will enjoy Ever decreasing circles Using the Flower Stitcher by Valerie Campbell-Harding [Thanks to Purple Missus for the heads up on this]

If you did not catch my post on this earlier do check out How to take and edit professional looking photos of your craft products by Lisa Lam

Anne of Focus on Finishing left a comment to draw attention the a fact that they have a page of links to various tutorials online. Do check it out as it is long well developed list which I have yet to fully explore but will!

In the free resources and designs area Pam of Kitty and Me has published some of her free designs on flickr.

Mary Corbet over at Needle n’ Thread has published some more Jacobean motifs and another embroidery motif


  1. The tech “powers that be” have “corrected” the computer programs at work again, so I’m back to not being able to make links. However, I can suggest that you check out the “Tropical Sashiko Sampler Quilt” on Sylvia Pipen Designs gallery. It uses Sashiko embroidery samplers for some of the blocks and marvelous embroidered flowers for others and the result is totally beautiful. Do enlarge the picture to get the full effect.

  2. sharon,
    imagine my delight to see My Name on your blog….one of the first sites i came to admire as i started to get involved in the internet a few years ago. thank you so much for your kind review…..and your continuing dedication to the creative community.

  3. Internet ordering is dangerous – I’ve just read this, checked out the link and ordered the Flower Stitcher and a Curvemaster (because I’d meant to get one anyways) from Nancy’s Notions. Your blog always ends up being expensive for me!! Of course, now that the Canadian dollar is higher than the USD, it makes it a little less painful!
    Thanks as always for the wonderful ideas. I have you linked to my blog.

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