Real quick first: Sunday Oct. 12 is the deadline to enter a $75 gift card giveaway to Novica.com! As of now there’s 145 entries between the blog and Facebook post so — unlike the Silhouette Cameo contests I’ve entered with 5,000 entries and nil chance of winning — here there’s still a decent chance! So go enter now if you’re interested.
Numerous times I’ve thought you have gotta see this Facebook page I’ve been following. Finally sharing! It’s The Little Silk Road Shop and if you like suzani, you will get a daily dose there. What I like about their page is they share behind-scenes peeks of actually doing the embroidering, they share antique photos of old Bukhara suzani ateliers, and their photos are always just delicious for the eyes.
Here’s a visual feast (and head over to The Little Silk Road Shop’s Facebook and follow if you want more helpings of photos like these!) …
How many of us work in gray or beige offices? What if our workplaces had a little more color like this?
I love to see glimpses of the creative and making process. It’s a reminder of the obvious but overlooked, that these complex, intricate and laborious things don’t happen in the snap of a finger:
One of those antique photos I mentioned:
And there’s plenty of textile eye candy, like these photos of vintage suzani:
They show how people weave suzani into their homes:
I love this idea of simply stretching it over a canvas for display. Hmmmm. This is giving me ideas for the bins full of textiles I’ve been hoarding at my house. Why keep them boxed up? Why not let them hang free and enjoyed, like this:
So that’s just a glimpse of what you’ll find. Head on over to The Little Silk Road Shop for more!