Yesterday we talked about Etsy and online selling resources, today we’ll talk embroidery and craft resources – books, websites, online classes, online magazines and instagram feeds, specifically (if anyone comes across an embroidery podcast, do let me know!).
Embroidery and Craft Books (no affiliates here – just some books.)
- Hoop La! 100 Things to do with Embroidery Hoops by Kirsty Neale*
- Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching by Jenny Hart*
- Sublime Stitching: Hundreds of Hip Embroidery Patterns and How-To by Jenny Hart*
Embroidery Online Classes
- Design it, Stitch it: Hand Embroidery with Jessica Marquez
- Embroidering with Ribbon with Mary Jo Hiney
Embroidery and Craft Websites/Online Magazine Resources
- Sublime Stitching
- Bustle and Sew (also a lovely online magazine!)
- Mary Corbett’s Needle N Thread
- Mr. X Stitch (features hand embroidery designers!)
- Craft Photography at CreativeLive with Candice Stringham is a class that I am taking *for free* October 8th and 9th. The caveat is, you have to be online when it’s live, otherwise you pay for it (to view later)
- Craftseller Magazine (UK based)
- The Handmade Seller Magazine *NEW (first edition came out on Thursday!)
- Broderi Box *NEW well hello monthly embroidery kit subscription!
- Feeling Stitchy
- CommonThread USA
- Craft Gossip
- Hoop-La Magazine
Embroidery and Craft Instagram Feed Resources
- @kasiajdesign (scroll all the way to her first picture. you.will.love.it! I only wish I had thought of it first!)
- @handmaidstitch <— oh come on, I had to include myself! I count myself in the 22 resources though, so I think that’s fair.
I could go on here, but you catch my drift. You can really draw some wonderful bits of inspiration from these feeds. Sure, it could intimidate you, too. But we’ve kicked fear to the curb, right?
I will say that it was this kit by Sublime Stitching (the Dia de los Muertos option, to be exact) that taught me how to embroider a little over a month ago. Can I just tell people that I was taught by Jenny Hart? You think she’d mind?
Here’s another bonus, I am in the middle (literally at 53% on my Kindle) of reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, who I now know is my spirit animal. Big Magic a MUST read for any creative, any human really, so everyone should read it. Ahem, my favorite quote thus far:
A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner – continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you – is a fine art, in and of itself.
If you won’t get the book, will you at least listen to the podcast? Magic Lessons, have tissue with you because you will realize the beauty in all.the.things. And you know what? You’re part of all those things. Me too.
Do you have any crafty or embroidery resources to share? I would LOVE to peruse!
Tomorrow, I hope to have an update on my latest work in progress. The boys have been under the weather so tending and caring for them has put a halt in my stitching. As it should be! xo
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