19 May 2015

Textiles Tuesday

Hello! Here's my latest batch of interesting information for you.

* Love A Good Yarn: knitting and crochet from Nanna to now is an exhibition at the Migration Museum in Adelaide. It explores these crafts and showcases some of the treasures from the museums collection. Closes 31 August.

* Lisa Walton has released her second ebook in her Creative Journeys series: Beading on Fabric. This book is all about adding beading embellishment to your textile work and includes links to over an hour of videos that show you step-by-step techniques.

* Here's a fascinating project - a hand-stitched copy of the Magna Carta Wikipedia page, that explores the fabric of democracy.

* Call for entries: Under 35's Quilt Competition. Entries close 27 November 2015.

* Barbara Brackman has spent years analysing quilt patterns, in order to organise them for her books. Here she explains how she's started a unified field theory for applique.

* Free tutorial by Ashley Lotecki to make a handy travel sewing kit.

* Here's a new book by Judy Coates Perez, all about painting textiles with acrylic inks, filled with photos of techniques and ideas. Also available as an ebook. Looks great!

* Songs of Freedom - Celebrating Democracy: call for entries: expressions of interest close 21 August 2015. Full details here (link opens pdf).

* Article about tapestries in the time of Henry VIII.

* Why knitting Is the must-have life skill by Barbara Hannah Grufferman.

* Check out these quilts that feature the Pantone colour of the year.

* Abby Glassenberg has raised this interesting question on her blog: is secrecy necessary to sell craft books? What's your opinion? 

* Very frank article by Deanna McCool: Four signs that it's time to quit your creative business. Even if you don't have a creative business, it's worth reading so you can appreciate the other side.

* Do you want to get published in a magazine? Here's helpful advice from Ros of Sew Delicious. My additional comment: magazine editors are ALWAYS looking for content, so why shouldn't it be your content they use? Go for it!

Are you thinking of starting an online course? Here's some useful information from Chantelle Ellem of Fat Mum Slim, who ran a blogging course. Her tips would apply just as much to a craft eCourse.

* Cloth Fabric: 20 years in the making, Mittagong, NSW: until 31 May.

* There are many ways to make Flying Geese units for quilts. Here's one of the most thorough guides I've seen, by Amy Gunson from Badskirt.

* War-time Quilts, Manly, NSW: 3 July-22 November.

Well, there you are - 18 links to explore. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful list of textile treats!! I'm going to start with the tapestries in the time of Henry VIII.


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