Rachel Biel, founder of the Textile and Fiber Arts List (TAFA) writes so beautifully about TAFA’s mission and evolution. I wish I could share her entire e-newsletter with you, including links to TAFA’s kindred sites. In this limited space, …

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Terri Bett of Betty’s Delights takes a detour from her usual kitchy, pin-up-style embroideries to do some stunning wildlife studies. The Etsy listing for this work says, “This piece is hand drawn onto fabric and then handstitched using tones of …

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Heather of In Love With Threads has documented the evolution of corsets with a charming series of original stitcheries. To help you understand the scale of this work of applique and embroidery, the finished piece is about 3″ x 5″! …

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Orna Willis of Adorn tells us of a new series of products with lots of holiday potential. She says,

We are all starting to have nightmares about holiday shopping. I know that when I find a great gift idea, one

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Katie Arthur‘s Etsy shop, Dollhouse Littles and Hitty Art, has reopened will all new stock of handmade miniature home furnishings. Buy something already finished for your dollhouse. Or purchase one of her new miniature quilt patterns. The shop says,…

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Yvette Stanton of White Threads is spreading the word about Hand & Cloth, an organization based in Bangladesh that engages local women in traditional textile arts to help improve their incomes and, thereby, their families’ well-being. Find out more

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Check out Orna Willis‘ new Baby Steps kits. The materials and instructions for a sweet needlepoint bracelet are delivered in a window tin with jewelry padding and a gift card. When you’ve completed the bracelet, use the tin and …

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Bea is a little deer…and very dear. Her creator, Louise of Lou Loves This, says,

She sports a hand-stitched patchwork skirt, (made from ‘Fig Tree & Co’ fabric- yum!), with a hand- embroidered trim, all her accents are in geranium,

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This technique reminds me of Di van Niekerk — image transferred to fabric and then embellished with gorgeous silk-ribbon embroidery. What’s different about Katie Arthur‘s work? This framed embroidery is 2″ x 1.75″!! Her Etsy shop is a candy …

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Eep! Needlework goddess Ruth O’Leary just opened an Etsy shop! Run to her blog post for the link. Run!!!…

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Check out this good news from Bird Brain Designs:

Everything in our Christmas Category is still on SALE all weekend long.  You will have time to check out all the patterns from ornaments to stockings and get started on your

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Soooooo many awesome new pillow faces at Pollaz. This portrait is just one rockin example. See more at the blog post.…

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Helen of Bustle & Sew gave us the heads-up about her precious new pattern for Brave Aviator Mice. Adorable! Hers are made from vintage wool scraps. I think they’d be awesome made from felt, too. You can purchase the pattern

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I am in love with Fat Cat Crafts — chubby little renditions of our favorite characters in kitteh form. Witness: Darth Vader shown above. (Squeee!) These adorable little art dolls/pincushions are available for quite reasonable prices through the Fat Cat

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I confess: I’m addicted to Pinterest. You, too? Someone you know? If so, you’ll appreciate these clever little embroideries created by Sheila of Sew Faithful. Her 4″ hoops incorporate repurposed linen, so they’re sort of green as well. Check out

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