January 15, 2023

29 Hand Embroidery Patterns Ready to Download and Start Sewing

Embroidery is a humble craft that only takes a few inexpensive supplies to get started. It's great news for anyone interested in beginning their own embroidery practice. But once you’ve got your hoop and a rainbow-colored selection of floss, now comes the eternal question: what do you want to sew? You can make up your own images, of course, but many newbies and advanced stitchers alike enjoy completing embroidery patterns created by other people.

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January 1, 2023

30 Best Photography Competitions To Elevate Your Craft

Whether you are a professional photographer looking to gain more exposure or an amateur who wants to know how your work stacks up against your peers, photography competitions are a fantastic way to stretch yourself and grow your craft. From free photo contests to paid photography awards, it's possible to invest as little—or as much—as you'd like. And sometimes, the rewards can be life-changing.

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December 20, 2022

Get Creativity in Your Inbox When You Subscribe to My Modern Met’s Newsletters

It’s now easier than ever to get My Modern Met stories delivered to your inbox. Just subscribe to our newsletters for creative inspiration week after week. Whether you're interested in art, design, photography, or even drawing, there is a newsletter for everyone. In addition to our articles, it's a great way to stay up to date with what's happening at My Modern Met Store and My Modern Met Academy.

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October 21, 2022

Read 7,000 Historic Children’s Books for Free in This Online Archive

Children's literature has a rich history. Books written, illustrated, and published for young readers skyrocket in popularity during the 19th century. They have remained a mainstay of the publishing industry ever since. From primers meant to teach spelling and math to fairy tales, these books can tell historians and modern readers a lot about the mores of a given time.

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