Every Monday I want to promote blog reading. The names of blogs I like have been written on pieces of paper, and today I picked two slips of paper from my box.
Mary Corbet seems to know all about embroidery, its history, styles and technique. She writes long articles, but with a humours touch, there is nothing heavy or 'academic' about them.
Here you will also find a number of How To stitch videos, plenty of projects that you can follow or just enjoy looking at, then there are ebooks and kits to buy. From time to time there are Give Aways, too.
For me, the main reason for visiting Needle 'n Thread, though, is to enjoy the beautiful embroideries of Mary Corbet. Her stitches are SO neat and even, her shading is SO beautiful, the embroideries have a special aura and are a delight to behold.
Like with so many other blogs, it is well worth reading the comments, too - and there are many who do comment. Advice and suggestions are abundant, Mary answered some of them, but other readers also join in the discussions. You can learn A LOT at Needle 'n Thread.
Don't miss this wonderful website!
I recently found this interesting Indian website. It contains a lot of videos for unusual embroidery stitches. These can also be watched on YouTube. I will eventually include some of them in Sunday Stitch School, probably one of the two-coloured stitches!
This blogger has a message: Don't copy or show the content, text, pictures and videos, without giving full credit to the website where you found it.
As you know no one OWNS a stitch, it is important that we share stitches and have right to use them. However, I believe we should link back to the source where we found a stitch, instructions or a design, and never publish someone else's photographs or instructions and pretend they are our own creations.