The Mindful Blog of Embroidery

  • How to set up fabric in an embroidery hoop

    How to set up fabric in an embroidery hoop
    This one is for the total beginners amongst us! And that's perfectly okay, everyone starts somewhere, so if that's you, be sure to keep reading!

    One of the biggest mistakes I see made by newbie-embroiderers is incorrectly loading the fabric into the embroidery hoop. It might seem like a straight forward task, and, essentially it is, but if done incorrectly, you will be left with loose fabric that doesn't hold your stitches very well.

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  • Fundraising for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

    Fundraising for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
    Like most people across the world, the news about the war in Ukraine has left me devastated, feeling helpless for those families and children that are having to flee their homes, and seek refuge with strangers.

    So, what am I doing to help?
    I know I am not alone in feeling this way, and that has been shown across the craft and creative community, as so many artists have done a variety of things to raise money for the Ukraine Appeal, from donating pieces of art to donating profits. Of course, I wanted to get involved in that too, and have done so with this Sunflower Embroidery Pattern.
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  • Get Creative Again in Year 2022

    Get Creative Again in Year 2022
    Okay okay, I know it's already March (where has this year gone already?!), but it's not too late to learn a new craft!

    Now is as good a time as any to get your creative hat back on and pick up a new craft. Whether you've tried embroidery before, or you're brand new to it, there's a tonne of reasons why you should get crafty!
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  • Spring 2022 Shop Update

    Spring 2022 Shop Update
    Spring is around the corner, so it only seems right to introduce a bunch of fun new patterns and kits to the shop. These are (of course) floral, and are perfect for spring, as they are inspired by nature bring in some lovely muted pastel colours.
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