I'm currently working on a large custom order of recycled sweater birds and returning to embroidery in designing their wings has been relaxing and fun! If you are interested in learning needle arts there are many great resources online, but I also like to go "old school" and check out books to see what other stitchers are creating!
Published in 2013, The Needlecraft Style Directory by Sarah Whittle, is a fabulous overview of everything involving a needle: embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, crewelwork, beading, punch needle, needle felting and more! I love this book because it is full of eye candy ( very cute stitched projects of all types) and is truly a well-done visual guide through the various types of needlework, and the stitch guides in the back are really well illustrated, therefore easy to follow!
What are you waiting for...Get Stitching!