Projects for Guild members at home
Here is a mixed offering of links that members might be interested in while working at home.
Elizabeth Almond (a UK based embroider) who is dedicated to making available original designs that move away from the traditional approach to blackwork and other aspects of embroidery. The site has some freebies and some patterns for purchase. Accessed 5/04/2020
There are links to lots and lots of free ebooks covering topics from quilting, embroidery, gift making, fabric printing and embellishing to name just a few. You need to provide an email for the ebook to be sent to you. Accessed 6/04/2020
American textile artist, Yumi Okita’s textile moths and butterflies are worth checking out! Accessed 1/05/2020
An interesting set of articles about a French tapestry. Accessed 1/05/2020
Marion Matthews, Coordinator for Grampians Textures, a week-long series of workshops, has given us permission to post this link to the photo gallery from the 2020 event. Marion collated photos of attendees’ work, as well as photos from the tutors of their workspaces and their personal creative pieces. Permission given 4/05/2020
Want to learn or re-visit an embroidery stitch then Mary Corbett’s Needle-n-Thread site has lots of videos of how to work lots of stitches. Accessed 17/04/2020
The Victoria and Albert Museum web site has an interesting article on different embroidery styles. Accessed 17/04/2020
Check out this website developed by the Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) which is the peak body for exercise and sports science in Australia, for all sort of home exercise programs and lots more. Accessed 19/04/2020
The Embroiderers’ Guild SA is offering freebies for anyone to try. These offerings will be from one of their member tutors and will only be available to the public for one month. The first is a “Double running stitch biscornu’ from Christine Bishop. Accessed 19/04/2020
From the latest Inspirations Magazine Newsletter (April 10 2020) there are a number of links to ‘when in isolation’ projects including : A quarantine art clubs; An Arn and Carlos knit-along; Even a cross stitch pattern of the virus itself. Accessed 19/04/2020
KnitPicks has a learning centre for those wanting to learn more about the tools and yarns of knitting as well as some beginner knitting patterns. Under their pattern tab there are ‘lots’ of free patterns to try out. Accessed 20/04/2020
12 Fun and cute mini embroidery patterns for adults and children. (Website accessed 23/03/2020)
How to embroider details onto felt projects. (Website accessed 23/03/2020)
Teach yourself to crochet granny squares – a free pdf book. Offered via a Bendigo Woollen Mills email. (Website accessed 23/03/2020)
Be Well Mini Bouquet. Jeannette Douglas is a Canadian embroidery designer who has designed this special cross stitch project. Follow the link about halfway down the page to the pdf for the design. Quite tiny but would be lovely on a card if restitched to read “Get well” or left without the wording. (Website accessed 23/03/2020)
An exercise program developed by the University of Bath UK – Exercise Snacking is a set of exercises to do at home when you can’t get to the gym. (Website accessed 23/03/2020)
The School of Stitch UK is offering a free online simple hand stitching ‘course’. You need to sign up for the course but it is free and they give permission to share with others. (Website accessed 23/03/2020)
https://www.sofst.org/ Follow the links to the free course
Links to other Embroiderers’ Guilds
- The Embroiderers’ Guild of NSW Inc.
- The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Inc.
- The Embroiderers’ Guild Queensland Inc.
- The Embroiderers’ Guild Victoria
- Embroiderers’ Guild Western Australia
- The Embroiderers’ Guild Tasmania Inc.
- The Hobart Embroiderers’ Guild Inc.
- Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guilds Inc.
- The Embroiderers’ Guild of America Inc. Washington DC Chapter
- Embroiderers’ Guild UK