Mandala-Inspired Embroidery Kits and Patterns

Mandala-Inspired Embroidery Kits and Patterns

Stitching mandala-inspired designs is a unique kind of mindful pleasure.  The individual motifs add variety—but then the multiples of each motif give you relaxing repetitions. While mandalas are typically composed with geometric symbols, our embroidery...
How to Finish and Display Embroidered Hoop Art

How to Finish and Display Embroidered Hoop Art

Once you’ve finished your embroidered hoop art project, you’re ready to display or gift it. Read on for my favorite finishing technique and tips for displaying embroidery in my home. SUPPLIES My preferred finishing technique uses: Your completed...
Packing Embroidery for Air Travel and Vacation Stitching

Packing Embroidery for Air Travel and Vacation Stitching

Embroidery is an ideal craft for your air travel and vacations. It’s lightweight, doesn’t take up much space in your bag and doable in the room of your seat tray. Having a stitching project (or two) along on vacation is a relaxing way to fill down time. Watch this...
Chain Stitch Embroidery How-Tos and Inspiration

Chain Stitch Embroidery How-Tos and Inspiration

The chain embroidery stitch creates a line of small loops or “links.” Here’s a diagram and the instructions for creating it that we include in all of our embroidery pattern and kit guides. Bring needle and thread up at 1.Insert at the same spot and...
Top 5 Embroidery and Sewing Notions in my Project Bag

Top 5 Embroidery and Sewing Notions in my Project Bag

Embroidery is an affordable and readily-portable hobby. In addition to a project (or two or three), all you need are a few extra supplies. Read on to see my must-have notions for making it easy to have a satisfying daily stitching practice. 1. Small storage tin for...
Christmas in July Embroidery Planning and Projects

Christmas in July Embroidery Planning and Projects

When it comes to embroidery, “Christmas in July” works because this is a great time to plan and get started on projects you’ll display and gift a few months from now. Take a look at the pieces to create for yourself and for gifting below, and then...