Sweet craft site Urban Threads has several Nevermore designs available FOR FREE during January to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s 20oth birthday. For free!! I love the machine embroidery design above, but I don’t have a machine that does that.
The hand embroidery pattern is pretty damn cool, too, although I don’t know how to do embroidery by hand, either. I’m usually not a big fan of framed embroidery hanging on the wall (most of it is too twee for my taste) but I would absolutely hang either of these with pride.
Why are we letting you read Something Rotten for free while it’s still on sale at your favorite bookseller? Because the number one challenge facing most authors is obscurity. Of all the people who didn’t buy Something Rotten today, the majority did so because they simply didn’t know it existed–not because someone gave them a free copy of it. Like Cory Doctorow says, we think it’s more important to get more people into our tent than to make sure everybody inside bought a ticket.
Just click here and you can read the entire thing (free!) online. What are you waiting for?