Category Archives: Needlework

When needlework and food combine

At this time of year the urge to start more needlework projects than I can possibly keep up with always coincides with the waning light. I think it has something to do with the instinct to den up for the winter. The advent of gift-giving season is on the horizon and the urge pad my […]

Gallery displays mixed-media embroidered pieces|

My thanks to Christine Macchi, executive director of Maine Fiberarts, for providing this information: Intricate embroidered work and textile-inspired assemblages incorporating found objects by artist Jill Snyder Wallace of Minot are on display through September and October at Maine Fiberarts’ Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham. The exhibition, “Human Nature,” represents work the artist has created […]

In July, set aside stitching and think about it

In July, I like to set aside knitting, crocheting and embroidery in favor of thinking about it. It’s summer and the out-of-doors is resplendent with so much color, texture and shape it almost leaves me dazed. Everywhere I go I see inspiration for needlework projects. On my evening walk I spot a dark-gray flat stone […]

Internet sites to visit

Needlework websites to visit| As part of my job, I sometimes visit websites relating to knitting and needlework to discover all sorts of information, patterns and tutorials. There is so much available, both for free and for fee, it is truly astounding — and time consuming. The trick, I have found, is to bookmark favorites […]