I just learned about a new e-zine all about embroidery that launched just in the last week or so. It’s called &Stitches. I am not really up on all of the embroidery blogs (I am not sure why not!), so I am glad I heard about this!
The blurb on the &Stitches website says:
This issue (the first one!) is all about colour! How to find colour inspiration for your stitchy projects, a bit of colour theory and of course we have patterns too. One pattern is by our guest contributor and first interview-ee, Corinne McHie of SeptemberHouse.
We also asked a few other stitchers where they find their colour inspiration and we also manged to fit in a couple of book reviews.
&Stitches is written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris (Polka & Bloom) and Nicole Vos van Avezathe (Follow the White Bunny), both avid stitchers and embroidery pattern designers.
I was intrigued and so I bought a copy. (You download it as a .pdf. Super handy. )
The verdict: It is beautiful! The color theory article is worth the price alone. I know color theory pretty well, but trying to explain to other people is sometimes a challenge and this is a really visual guide. I am going to add a link to this “Colour” issue to some of my class handouts as a reference. I also learned a new embroidery stitch that I didn’t know and I really like Corinne’s fishes pattern (but you know I am pretty fond of fish). I am really looking forward to future issues.