Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Media Relations

My inbox was full, full, of random articles from my Google aggregator. I bring them to you in no particular order:

  • Stitching and mindfulness. 
  • Stitching as therapy  (I know the second photo is a Lizzie*Kate design, but if you know the other two designers, especially the first one, please identify in the comments.)
  • Racism and a little ageism meet embroidery (Why don’t you just embroider them? The quotes sound like something my grandmother would say,’”)
  • Who even knew Torontonians was the demonym? Toronto skyline charted.
  • Not to be outdone, the Winnepeggers (seriously Canada, you crack me up!) help create a piece on the Scottish diaspora 
  • Snarkilily got some coverage in January (And Albertans
  • Someone's rescuing those abandoned cross-stitches, and you can too. 
  • The sounds of cross-stitch (Hungarian embroidery to be precise) 
  • The Summer I Learned to Sew (not me, the author) takes pot shots at cross-stitch, sewing and crafters generally. Harumph.
  • I've featured stories on craftivism before, but here's an interesting interview with the founder, Sarah Corbett: "The craft I focus on using is mostly hand embroidery and cross-stitch—handicrafts that require you to slow down and do gentle repetitive actions that help you to think deeply and critically about the global issue you care about."
And, full circle.


8 comments:

Raychill Canuck said...

You can find the break bones instead design on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/184829847/break-their-bones-quote-pdf-cross-stich

Bea said...

Interesting, but I can't help with those cross stitch designs.

Robin in Virginia said...

I think they are both on Etsy although I am not positive. Interesting links you shared!

E Wilburn said...

The Harry Potter one is on Etsy, too - actually from a shop that is on my favorites list! fiddlesticksau

https://www.etsy.com/listing/238068033/solemnly-swear-cross-stitch-pattern-i?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=i%20solemnly%20swear%20that%20i%20am%20up%20to%20no%20good&ref=sr_gallery_27

Anonymous said...

Or here for the HP design: http://pinterify.org/pin/447545281697842407

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great selection of articles.
I found this interesting "Tsui said she has been astounded by how many people are willing to shell out for crafts that take her just a few hours to make. "

Hubby is always asking why I can't sell the beautiful large pieces I stitch. Copyright issues aside I have not seen much of a market for stitched pictures but these tiny hooped pieces which take no time to make will sell. Weird old world!

Anonymous said...

I believe the first is from Hands on Design

Anonymous said...

Sorry not HoD. Its from CloudsFactory, an Italian company.