Here at Funk & Weber Designs, we value time spent reading and stitching. We particularly enjoy doing them simultaneously: Mike reads aloud while I stitch.


While caretaking in the arctic.


While caretaking on the Kenai Peninsula.

A Commitment to Literacy

In an effort to promote both literacy and needlework, Funk & Weber Designs is designing bookmarks. A minimum of 10% of profits from sales of Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy bookmark patterns will be donated to libraries, schools, and/or literacy programs.

We have invited other designers to join us in this endeavor, providing the logo in exchange for a commitment to donate at least 10% of profits to literacy programs. Currently, program patterns are available from My Mark Designs, Rosewood Manor, Cross Eyed Kat, and The Cat’s Whiskers Design Studio.

The Bookmark Challenge

October 1, 2007 marked the opening of the first Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy Bookmark Challenge. Participating independent needlework shops across the country hosted special events and collected hand-stitched bookmarks. Bookmarks were donated to local libraries and schools during Children’s Book Week, Nov. 12-18, to encourage and reward children for reading accomplishments.

The Bookmark Challenge is an annual event. It will take place March 18 – May 6, 2010. Children’s Book Week is May 10 – 16, 2010.


Affiliate Links

Please note: I, Jen Funk Weber, am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program that allows me to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Some of the links on this site and in blog posts will be Affiliate links. When you click on them to access Amazon and subsequently buy something, even if it’s not what I’m linking to, I may get a commission on the sale. Some products and situations are exempt.

I will never link to anything I don’t feel is worthwhile. Most links, I suspect, will be to books. For the record, even if I don’t personally like a book, chances are good I still think it’s worthwhile.

I will add other Affiliate programs in the future.


Jen Funk Weber

Jen Funk Weber: needlework designer, needle artist, children’s author, puzzle-maker, reader, natural history enthusiast, pretty bad guitar player, slightly better singer, pet sitter, tea drinker, consummate D-I-Y-er.

Looking for an email address? It’s mail AT funkandweber DOT com.

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