Happy 2020 makers! To kick off the new year we’re giving you a free little embroidered banner tutorial to get you inspired. The banners designer, Jessie Doughty, told us:
“When I think about how crafting makes me feel, I always come back to the word ‘meraki’, which means to ‘do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work. Seeing your idea become a piece of art you can hold in your hands is another level of happiness and achievement. I take a lot of inspiration from mindfulness – my workspace is full of postcards and pieces of art that have positive mantras on them. Creativity is contagious. That’s why I chose the quote that I did for the design.”
We completely agree. Give Jessie a follow on Instagram and start stitching your first project of 2020.
- Two 15 x 15cm (6 x 6″) pieces of white cotton fabric
- Dowel, 14cm (5 1/2″) long, 2mm (1/8″) wide
- DK yarn in green, 3m (118 1/8″)
- Embroidery thread in pink, green and yellow
- 10cm (4″) embroidery hoop
If you’re not familiar with the embroidery techniques used in this project, head to our library of embroidery stitches blog post to help you.
Embroidered banner instructions
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