February 21, 2009

February is National Embroidery Month: NewNew Picks

In honor of National Embroidery Month, here are some of my NewNew top picks to celebrate.

This sampler by Miniature Rhino strikes me as simultaneously nostalgic and edgy. It would fit equally well in a modern decor setting as a Victorian one. Also this piece is a boon for those who want someone to remember us, but are a little camera shy.
Now your tea will be neither confused nor cold with the help of this fun cosy by KnitStorm. The use of recycled wool for both the cozy itself and the embroidery can make you feel toasty to your toes with the warmth of choosing something good for the earth.

This art quilt by Look Closely Press elevates the lowly blanket stitch to new heights. This one-of-a-kind artwork captures the spirit of sitting quietly to embroider.
If embroidery has captured your heart, what better way to display that love than with a heart ornament by copabananas. The vintage fabric is what really caught my eye in this piece.
thirdfloor makes embroidery art wearable in this wool and kimono silk cowl. Copper is one of my all time favorite colors since it has all the glamour of a metal, but a little softer.

If your eyes are still hungry for embroidery, there is time left to check out the exhibition, Forget-Me-Not: embroidered love from the new craft movement. This show at the Hanahou Gallery runs until February 27th, and NewNew members loveforever and Miniature Rhino have work on display.



Check back tomorrow as we continue to honor National Embroidery Month with a project and stitch how-to.


~Kari
http://ikyoto.etsy.com

6 comments:

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parallel-botany said...

I went to see the show at Gallery Hanahou this past week -- it is really, really excellent. Highly recommended!

Iris said...

those are wonderful picks! nice post!

Paperelle said...

Lovely choices, I have to get the gallery before the show closes!

jessica, a miniature rhino said...

oh, just saw this! thanks for including me! Just thought I'd mention the show was curated by Kristen Rask who has a plush store/blog that, if peeps don't know about, would be nice to check out.... http://www.schmancytoys.com/

Beth said...

Wonderful post. Thanks so much for including me in your choices. Love that heart!