For the love of stitching

My introduction to the vast and wonderful world of craft many moons ago was in the form of an old biscuit tin. It was a gift from my mother in law and contained a variety of embroidery threads she had used as a young woman and nurse (before she married and had 10 children!)

Since then I've tried many, many (too many!) crafts, but when all is said and done I find myself content with a needle and thread. Maybe it's being able to produce something beautiful over time. Maybe it's the combination of artistic and needle skills. Probably it's the opportunity for a little bit of therapeutic quiet in a noisy world.

My particular interest is to produce a beautiful thread painting that I'm proud of. I came across some excellent lessons by Mary Corbet at Needle 'N Thread which I'm starting to work through.

Have a great day, I'm off to do some stitching!


zofia said...

I know what you mean. It is contained and much more portable than some crafts and very meditative. I'm enjoying a similar feeling with knitting at the moment...I think it has something to do with the state of my sewing area!
Happy stitching.

Linda said...

I think you have just inspired me to start sewing!

Michelle said...

Happy stitching

Gill - That British Woman said...

I dare not look at that link, as I have so much on my plate at the moment, it's crazy.

I just popped in to say a big thank you for posting on my blog, I really do appreciate it. I have posted more photos as well.

Gill in Canada

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