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The historic, aristocratic craft loved by Taylor Swift that's making a surprising comeback

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First of all, they're not telling us anything we didn't already know in this BBC article, but...LOOK AT THAT WALL! Why haven't I done that? Hmmm! The day is still young! So, technically, they're talking about needlepoint, but of cross stitch has the same basics (and is WAY less expensive). I've talked about this SO many times over the years and it's amazing that so many articles are still coming out about the mental benefits of needlework. YOU know how it is! "I think it has a lot to do with the fact that people were looking for ways to...

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Introducing the mixed-media fiber art of Shannon Knowlton

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I’m so excited to introduce you to Shannon Knowlton, a mixed-media fiber artist in the San Francisco Bay area who uses cross-stitch to celebrate women of the past, present and future.  I discovered her work on Instagram (the algorithm is working!) She has been featured in several publications. Her work has been juried into national exhibitions, and has collectors all over the world. We are offering giclée prints of seven pieces from her series “The Girls” suitable for framing or send-able as cards. This series is a message of sisterhood: you are seen, you are heard, and you are not alone. "My art...

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Meet the Genius behind Fine Art Squirrels: Cherie of Happy Sloth!

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Here's the scoop, right from Cherie: "I am based in Melbourne Australia, where I work in the local fashion industry as a graphic artist. I work for a children's clothing company at the moment. I design textile prints, and t-shirt prints, mostly. I was a fashion design major at university. I have an English cocker spaniel named Milo. Animals feature in most of my designs, I'm a big animal lover. My designs are very influenced by the Australian sense of humour - absurdism, irony, and dad jokes. Happy Sloth was started in 2018. I had been doing long hours at work, and I...

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Pop-Up Shop: Fine Art Squirrels from Happy Sloth!

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Pop-Up Shop: Fine Art Squirrels from Happy Sloth!

It all started when I first saw this image: You could have knocked me over with a feather! I mean—-look at that ingenuity and excellent pattern work! So I set out to find the kit because I just HAD to stitch it. But there WAS no kit, so I found the creator and struck up a conversation about possibly selling this as a kit. Lo and behold, it’s a SERIES!! So, in addition to “Squirrel With A Pearl Earring” (even the title gives me giggle fits) we are also offering kits for these: “Squirrel Gothic”, “Squirrel David” and “Squirrel Lisa” I’m FLOORED and feel...

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Gift Tags & Gift Cards!

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Last-minute prezzies? We got ya. Our gift cards are swell and go up to $500 in case you're feeling generous. Feel free to print and cut out these gift tags or send via email - let them know they're getting something that will make them smile! Don't forget to send us photos of their reaction upon unwrapping!

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