Lace Border Stitch

I found Lace Border Stitch while browsing through a copy  The Batsford Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Stitches by Anne Butler. It looked interesting so I thought I would try it out Lace Border Stitch looks trickier than it is. It forms a interesting lacy line which can be used on borders. …

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 …

Graceful Envelopes

I think many readers will enjoy browsing the 2007 Graceful Envelope Contest site. The contest is an annual event hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers and administered by the Washington Calligraphers Guild. This year artists were asked to design an envelope with a culinary theme. You will find …

Studies in Western Tapestries

Studies in Western Tapestries describes itself as “a survey of tapestry news and current tapestry research”. Aimed at art historians, historians and all tapestry weavers the site houses extensive information and scholarly articles on tapestries. Published by Guy Delmarcel and Koenraad Brosens, of the Université Catholique de Louvain. The study …

Recent Tutorials

As promised here is another tutorial round up of instructional articles I have noticed this week. Needlework Tips and Techniques has started a series of articles on how to do Hardanger embroidery. Lesson 1 is here which was followed quickly by Lesson 2 AuntiesBeads.com hosts free online instructional beading videos …