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.


Raychill Canuck said...

You can find the break bones instead design on Etsy.

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

Anonymous said...

Or here for the HP design:

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.