The silk fairy visited me yesterday so this kit is restocked! It comes with 4 half skeins of hand dyed variegated silk thread. Can you believe I only used 4 different thread colors for this embroidery? If you previously purchased this pattern as a PDF and want to try it out with the silk, please send me a message and I will send you a link to the discounted kit. Paying for the pattern twice would be silly. Happy stitching my friends!
What's that saying? "April showers bring May flowers." And in truth, Instagram is bursting into (handmade) bloom. Already, we've seen Instagram accounts dedicated to paper flowers and ones showcasing cute embroidered bunnies (often, holding their own threaded boutique). However, with flower season upon us and the constant addition of new embroidered art popping up everywhere; why not focus on a few feeds that showcase the best-cross-stitched flowers the internet has to offer? Trust us, you'll want to follow them all!
Perhaps, you've heard the rumors that knitting and yoga are suddenly an 'it' combination. Well, Jessica Long of Namaste Hand Embroidery is doing the same for yoga, embroidery, and creativity — all found in imaginative one place.
Let us introduce to you Caitlin Benson of @cinderandhoney. If you love unique hoop art ranging in a variation of dainty embroidered flowers (everything from daisies to pansies) this is your go-to account.
Today, there's no plant that's trendier than a cactus. But don't let the name fool you. Brannon Addison of @happycactusdesigns shares threaded floral creations that are anything but prickly. Her works feature plenty of cacti (go figure) as well as a serious of colorful embroidered blooms.
Flowers are beautiful enough on their own. But when they're paired with a friendly message, they make a thoughtful handmade gift. Kimber of KimArt Designs creates sentimental heirlooms using fabric and thread whether it's personalized wall-art for a new baby's nursery or "welcome home" hoop art.
Here's a softer-to-the-touch approach to embroidery. Artist Andy of O&Y Studio handmade wool art — using a combined technique of embroidery on a crocheted base — featuring botanicals and flowers, but the blue and white color palette that inspires many of her hoops is one of our all-time favorites.
Rachael of the Instagram (and Etsy shop) Used Threads gives embroidery a happy throwback to the '60s and '70s. Her intricate stitches are applied to hoops, but also the occasional denim jacket or corduroy slacks.
What inspires the embroidery of Beth Stackhouse? Almost everything! "Viewing my work, you will see New Zealand meadows, sunny fields of green grass, little gardens filled with all sorts of unlikely flower companions, and occasionally a piece alluding to literature," she says on her Etsy shop. And true, colorful hand-embroidered florals inspire many of her miniature hoop necklaces.
Want to try your hand at embroidery? Watch how to do this easy project: