Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know of a couple of minor changes on the blog that should help to make popular content easier to find.
I've removed the majority of the items on the 'Click to see...' list in the sidebar and put them onto dedicated blog pages instead. So, now when someone lands on the blog homepage, s/he can easily see a link to tutorials and features without needing to scroll down the page.
Tutorials page are all the tutes I've published to date (and will be adding to in the future), with a photo, title and a link to the relevant post. They're arranged in subject order, with areas such as 'Stumpwork and 3D stitches' and 'Finishing and Framing' covered, so it should be quite easy to find what you're looking for.
The Features page is similar, only these are photo articles on various topics from regional costume and/or embroidery styles to some ideas on how to get your stalled projects going again and finished.
I hope this new format is useful for you!=)
As you can see from the first screenshot, I've also changed one of the header photos. I was never satisfied with the quality of the rosehips shot, so have changed it for part of the surface work on the stumpwork dragonfly piece I worked earlier this year. It's a shame that three of the five pictures are florals, but I wanted to keep as many styles as possible in the header, so we have the goldwork viola, some ribbonwork flowers, a wired poppy (which, now I come to think of it, I could change for the butterfly or the rabbit....), a cross stitched planet Earth and now the flatwork flowers with beaded centres. Well, almost flatwork as the petals are actually padded satin stitch. Anyway, several different styles of work which, I hope gives an appropriate introduction to what I do here.
That's all for now. Hope to talk again on Wednesday.=)
P.S. Poppy photo changed for the stumpwork rabbit. ->
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013