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.
* You've Got This - Hand Embroidery Hoop Art
*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’.
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!
*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.
4" Mini Hoops, created from templates
6" Embroidery hoops, created from templates
*NHS thank you hoops, Lucy Martin's wonderful template and community NHS Embroidery Challenge on Instagram - Click here to read more about Lucy Martin
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,