Sweet peas are my absolute favourite cottage garden flower, but I also love to embroider them with their little curly tendrils. Embroidery is my number one go to when I'm feeling anxious. This tutorial (to accompanythis kit) will provide you with all the basics of embroidery, whilst also allowing you to practice mindfulness and create something beautiful!
What could be more calming than spending a few hours embroidering some lavender sprigs!? Embroidery is my number one go to when I'm feeling anxious. This tutorial (to accompanythis kit) will provide you with all the basics of embroidery, whilst also allowing you to practice mindfulness and create something beautiful!
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Embroidery is a great tool for adding details to clothing, and a great excuse to create yourself a special Christmas t-shirt! You can use these tutorials to upcycle an old t-shirt, or use one ofthese kits. Select the appropriate video tutorial below, depending on the colour of the t-shirt you have chosen to embroider. To learn how to create the candy-cane style effect used on the stockings in this photo, scroll down for the Christmas tutorial!