Embroidery as therapy: 8 ways hand embroidery can boost your mental health and emotional wellbeing

Embroidery as therapy: 8 ways hand embroidery can boost your mental health and emotional wellbeing

I guess you saw these funny t-shirts, posters, aprons, or cross-stitch kits that say “…. because murder is wrong.” Crafters often joke about their hobbies and how they help them maintain mental sanity in a busy life. Some people choose gardening, others cooking. I use embroidery as a therapy to cope with stress and anxiety…

Embroidery materials for beginners. All you need to start learning hand embroidery

Embroidery materials for beginners. All you need to start learning hand embroidery

Embroidery materials for beginners include essential tools, notions, and supplies to help you start your learning on the right foot. I shortlisted the must-have items every novice should possess to ensure a seamless introduction to the world of hand embroidery. Let’s explore these basic tools and materials together and kickstart your new hobby. Disclaimer. To…

Long and Short Stitch for Round Shapes. Learn how to Embroider a Sphere and a Circle

Long and Short Stitch for Round Shapes. Learn how to Embroider a Sphere and a Circle

Long and Short stitch for round shapes is a variation of the Long and Short stitch hand embroidery technique, also known as Silk shading or Shading stitch. It is a great embroidery stitch for filling small and vast areas, depicting the petals of flowers, animals, and various three-dimensional objects. The embroidery method is simple—a series…

Six Bullion stitch flowers. Step-by-step hand embroidery guide
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Six Bullion stitch flowers. Step-by-step hand embroidery guide

Everyone knows bullion knot roses, right? Bullion Stitch is famous for these romantic florals! But these are not the only flowers we can embroider with bullion knots. Bullion stitch is a versatile and fun hand embroidery technique that we can use to embroider various floral motives to embellish our clothes, home textiles, or botanical embroidery…

Best hand embroidery books: For reference, inspiration and skill-building

Best hand embroidery books: For reference, inspiration and skill-building

I want to share a short list of the best hand embroidery books I made for myself and you. This curated list offers resources for hand embroidery reference, inspiration, and education. You might wonder why I did not add online courses, video tutorials, and other digital resources to the list. These are great sources of…

DIY embroidered napkins with an olive branch: Free pattern download and step-by-step hand embroidery tutorial
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DIY embroidered napkins with an olive branch: Free pattern download and step-by-step hand embroidery tutorial

DIY embroidered napkins are a great addition to your home décor and festive table arrangement for the upcoming Easter celebration. Colorful paper napkins with Easter eggs, flowers, and bunnies are so yesterday! Single use items for the table decor are not sustainable. They are not a superb choice for your health and wallet and may…

Floral Spring Felt Ornaments: DIY Tutorial and Free Pattern Download
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Floral Spring Felt Ornaments: DIY Tutorial and Free Pattern Download

Spring is around the corner, and five weeks are left till Easter! The right time to read this spring felt ornaments DIY tutorial, download a free pdf pattern, and start making floral ornaments to add some bloom to your home and table décor for Easter celebrations and Spring season! I like this vivid season and…

Easter Embroidery Patterns: Celebrate Spring with These Charming Designs
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Easter Embroidery Patterns: Celebrate Spring with These Charming Designs

Discover the charm of Easter table and home decor with this curated collection of Easter embroidery patterns, available for free and on Etsy. I shortlisted my favorite hand embroidery patterns for various levels and for different decor purposes in one list, so you don’t have to. Just grab your embroidery supplies, download your favorite Easter…

Visible Mending Ideas, Techniques and Inspiration to Transform Your Clothes

Visible Mending Ideas, Techniques and Inspiration to Transform Your Clothes

In today’s fast-paced world, the fear of losing our personal touch in the maze of mass-produced fashion is real and growing. This article about visible mending ideas, techniques, and inspiration offers not only a solution but a creative rebellion against the impersonal nature of the modern wardrobe. This concept isn’t just about fixing a tear…

Hand Embroidered Corner Bookmark: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a heartfelt gift for a book lover

Hand Embroidered Corner Bookmark: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a heartfelt gift for a book lover

Looking for a perfect gift to make for a book lover in your life? Then, this tutorial is for you! Hand embroidered corner bookmark with floral embroidery is a testament to the elegance and timelessness of needlework. This charming project bridges the gap between traditional craftsmanship and modern functionality, offering a creative outlet for those…