Welcome to my latest blog post about embroidery art! As the weather starts to warm up and the sun shines brighter, albeit the erratic transition from winter to spring, it’s the perfect time to start new projects and learn new skills. And for me, that means exploring the world of hand embroidery.
I’ve always been interested in embroidery stitching, but I’ve never taken the time to learn the craft more professionally. As a seasoned crocheter and avid knitter, I’ve always had a creative outlet during the colder months, but now that spring has arrived, I’m ready to try my hand at a new craft. Embroidery is not new to me, as I incorporated embroidery stitching in my previous works; I never knew the stitches had names.
Thinking back, my first project requiring some embroidery work is cross-stitch! It was trending among the girls in my childhood apartment building, and my sister and I joined the craze of cross-stitching. My sister has had a shorter interest span, so she never finished her project; years later, I found her half-completed cross-stitch project tucked in the drawer, and the fabric had yellowed. Nevertheless, we had fun while it lasted.
I made a cute basic stitch swatch on the embroidery hoop to begin my embroidery journey. I will start practicing some of the stitches for my practice projects. I can’t wait to materialize all the ideas I have for embroidery!
Embroidery is a timeless art form that has been passed down through generations. It’s a great way to add a personal touch to clothing, home decor, and gifts. Plus, it’s a relaxing and therapeutic activity that can help reduce stress and anxiety. For the longest time, I have used art and craft therapies to mitigate stress and anxiety, which works well for me. It’s crucial to start small to build up a sense of accomplishment bit by bit. Creating something from nothing gives hope that even the most stressful time will pass with time and patience.
Here are some of the previous works in which I incorporated embroidery art.
Spring might also be a good time to hard-schedule some timeslots to restart my other interest, writing for mental health wellbeing. I enjoy writing on topics that reinforce and reenergize my knowledge and training in psychology. Like my crafting interests, psychology is a lifelong learning discipline that needs regular updates and exploration.
If you have been embroidering and have some tips for me, don’t hesitate to comment on this post! If you have been considering embroidery, please join me as I dive into the world of hand embroidery, and let’s create something beautiful together. Spring to new projects with embroidery art!