It is time for another round-up of needlework news.
- Stitching time – Eastern Daily Press has a short piece about Fine Cell, a company that works with British inmates to produce needlework for sale. Four hundred and fifty inmates take part, and approximately 97% of them are men. You can find their online shop here.
- Saving stitches – The Pakistan Tribune has a profile of Shukrat Bibi, a 79-year old woman in Karimabad. She is trying to keep traditional embroidery alive by teaching local women and running a small shop. Sadly, the article doesn’t show any of her work, but a Google image search for do sutti kadai embroidery turns up many beautiful pieces.
- Throne stitches – Metal band Throne has released a music video for their song Tharsis Sleeps that is fully embroidered. The song may not be to your taste, but it is worth watching for the really cool visuals.
And, in more personal news, I’ve been told by my doctor to lay off the knitting for a little while. She isn’t sure what is wrong with my elbow, and I am to take it easy until we figure it out. 🙁