I am always delighted to promote writers, events, organizers and books that work hard to inspire stitching. Just in is the exciting news that Lesley Wilkins author of Traditional Blackwork Samplers and Beginner's Guide to Blackwork will be launching a Blackwork Guild on line at www.theblackworkguild.com on 1 June 2009. If you are a lover or just curious about this mythical needlework and history, then this is the guild for you. There will be illustrated techniques, costumes, portraits as well as details of groups and books for you to enjoy. There will also be a subscription Blackwork magazine available on line from 1 September.
If you are not already a subscriber to Lesley's on line Antique SamplerStitcher magazine, now is the time to join. Issue number 7 is due for release on 1 June but you can still catch up with back issues. The price for 12 months' subscription (6 issues) is £8.50. For more details visit www.antiquesamplerstitcher.com