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!