If you read design and lifestyle magazines and blogs, you know that ceramics are having a major renaissance right now. Everywhere I look, there's a new article on the next wave of ceramicists, and it seems like (thanks to pottery classes everywhere) we're all learning how to make our own dinner plates. I think any resurgence of handmade goods is fantastic. And man, do I love anyone who knows how to make something beautiful on a potter's wheel. But lately, I've been feeling a new wave of…

If you read design and lifestyle magazines and blogs, you know that ceramics are having a major renaissance right now. Everywhere I look, there's a new article on the next wave of ceramicists, and it seems like (thanks to pottery classes everywhere) we're all learning how to make our own dinner plates. I think any resurgence of handmade goods is fantastic. And man, do I love anyone who knows how to make something beautiful on a potter's wheel. But lately, I've been feeling a new wave of…

I ❤ embroidery . . .Buttonhole Stitch Leaves~ These leaves are what I call “ground leaves” – they’re a nice shape for ground foliage, and the buttonhole stitch works well for them. Picture & written tutorial. ~By Mary Corbet, needlenthread

I ❤ embroidery . . .Buttonhole Stitch Leaves~ These leaves are what I call “ground leaves” – they’re a nice shape for ground foliage, and the buttonhole stitch works well for them. Picture & written tutorial. ~By Mary Corbet, needlenthread

Stem stitch is a beautiful rope-like hand embroidery stitch that works great for writing with a needle and thread.

Stem stitch is a beautiful rope-like hand embroidery stitch that works great for writing with a needle and thread.

Stem stitch is a beautiful rope-like hand embroidery stitch that works great for writing with a needle and thread.

Stem stitch is a beautiful rope-like hand embroidery stitch that works great for writing with a needle and thread.

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