Hello! I'm so glad you've committed to taking the time for yourself to slow down and create. You'll be so glad you did! When you’re able to rest intentionally and create these safe, meditative spaces and times, you’ll be calmer, happier, and function better in your everyday life. I want this to help you with that!
THE CREATE CALM EMBROIDERY SERIES
I am here to help with any questions you may have - just send me an email - I'll get back to you within 24 hours.
This series has a focus on creating the way you want to create. I want you to feel calm and joy making beautiful things! I've split everything up into 3 videos so you can move at your own pace. Find somewhere well lit and comfortable to sit and let's get stitching!
In this video, I'll be going over all the supplies you'll need, as well as the bonus ones I like to use.
You're also going to learn how to transfer your pattern to your fabric, how to put it in the hoop, and how to get your thread ready to go. Download and print the patterns below to follow along!
Supplies needed: two 4" hoops, two 5"-6" squares of fabric, a pen (either water/heat soluble or a fine tip pen - but check the bleed!), printed pattern, tape
Ready to start stitching? First we'll start with one hoop to learn back stitch, split stitch, and stem stitch - then on the other hoop you'll learn satin stitch and French knots. I'll also show you variations for both. Then we'll go over how to finish your hoops in 2 different ways - so you can easily choose your preferences!
Supplies needed: two prepped hoops from the last video, straight needle (~size 5), thread in at least 2 colours (I used 950, 3033, 632, 834, 844), glue (optional)
This is the part of the series where you really get to let your creativity shine! You'll learn two more stitches, but I've also made two templates unique to these videos so that you can mix and match to create your own pattern. Make something that inspires you, encourages you, or makes you smile - whatever that means for you! You can feel free to use these templates for future projects - but please do not use them for profit.
Supplies needed: (at least one) hoop in either 4", 5" or 6" (I'm using a 6" hoop), straight needle, curved needle (optional but recommended), thread (I used 739, 3863, 927, 371, 3052, 3781, and 844), printed pattern, tape
Thank you so much for spending your time and energy with me learning embroidery! I hope you've enjoyed yourself and felt what embroidery is all about. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please leave them below. I'll send you a coupon for leaving a review!
Resources listed in the videos:
Canada hoops/United States hoops
DMC needles - size 5
Loops & Threads floor stand (here's an
almost identical one available online)
feel free to leave comments or questions below - they may benefit others in the course!