I do embroidery for a lot of different reasons: to relax, to express
myself artistically, for decoration, and as part of my historical research.
I usually do historic needlework, as would have been done in the 12th
and 13th century. Admittedly my materials are modern, but the methods
of making the stitches, the motifs and usage are historic... usually.
One of the things I've started doing this year (2001) is attending
furry conventions and participating in art shows there. I recently attended
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I entered three of my pieces in
the art show. One of them, the Winged Lion of St. Mark from the Book
of Kells, not only sold to a friend of mine but got Honorable Mention
in the Art Show. I was honored; there was a lot of fabulous artwork
there. More information about the work I do for furry conventions can
be found at my embroidery site, Ursa
Major Custom Hand Embroidery.
Below are some of my favorite embroidery links. I hope you find them
useful. Clicking on each link will cause it to open in a new window.