Needlework News

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.

THRONE – ‘THARSIS SLEEPS’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO) from Nicos Livesey on Vimeo.

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. 🙁

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