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Get Your Kit On!

Posted by Natalie Blamire on

Get Your Kit On!

During lockdown I have seen a surge in people reaching out for mindful activities to work on during these uncertain and worrying times. Workshops were cancelled and the social side of my work was stripped away. We were thrown into a new way of life that included social isolation. People needed people and our, ‘new normal’ to be eased and balanced with calming and mindful activities.

Youve Got this hand embroidery Hoop art

* You've Got This - Hand Embroidery Hoop Art

this too shall pass

*Image - This Too Shall Pass - Hoop Art


Lockdown, during a global pandemic,  made me pivot my business to survive my drastically changing way of life, many small businesses were starting to struggle and home life had changed... I was now homeschooling my three children and trying to run my business in an effective way.  After much thought and preparation, I decided that now was the time to launch my, ‘Hand Embroidery Start Up Kit’. 

Hand Embroidery Start Up kit

*Hand Embroidery Start Up Kit

Now a kit, is a kit but this kit comes with a side offering… a community! With each purchase of a Start Up Kit, you get an exclusive code to join the Needle and Natter community. Now, little did I know when launching, just how amazing this group would be! It is a lovely and inviting community hub with members from around the globe. Here we come together with our start up kits to stitch the free templates uploaded to the group, show projects, chat away and offer support and friendship to others. Needle and Natter is all I hoped it would be and more!


Calm Embroidery, satin stitch,

*image - satin stitch art, created by Natalie Gaynor Designs - Calm


So in this blog I get to show off, with permission, the fabulous work that my Needle and Natter members have created.

    hand embroidery start up kit needle and natter

4" Mini Hoops, created from templates


Home sweet hoop hand embroidery hoop kit needle and natter          home sweet home  hand embroidery hoop kit needle and natter

6" Embroidery hoops, created from templates


NHS Lucy Martin Embroidery template  hand embroidery hoop kit needle and natter       lucy Martin NHS embroidery template  hand embroidery hoop kit needle and natter

nhs thank you hand embroidery rainbow  

*NHS thank you hoops, Lucy Martin's wonderful template and community NHS Embroidery Challenge on Instagram - Click here to read more about Lucy Martin


baby name hoop art

This too shall pass

embroidery stitches guide journal

Rainbow embroidery

eid mubarak embroidery

Designed and created by members of Needle and Natter!


So there your have it... a collection of fantastic embroidery art by the member of Needle and Natter. To say i'm proud of my group is an understatement... they nail it, every time!

If you would like to join us, simply purchase your Hand Embroidery Start Up Kit and let's get stitching!


Love and Stitches, 

Nat x

1 comment

  • A great blog post! I purchased a kit after attending Natalie’s classes and I have really enjoyed the chats on the ‘needle and natter’ group. Natalie has built a lovely, kind, inclusive and encouraging community that have learnt and developed skills together. The video tutorials and templates have allowed us all to explore and develop different stitches and styles! It’s been great! The blog is just a snippet of the amazing things people have produced with Natalie’s help and encouragement!
    Thanks Natalie!

    Kathryn McGrath on

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