It’s a brand new year and it’s the perfect time to whip out your wood hoops, scissors, embroidery threads, and, of course, needles. Start the new year with new embroidery projects to keep you busy for the next twelve months.
You know zilch about embroidery? Don’t worry. There are embroidery designs or patterns made for beginners. From there, you can proceed to harder ones. Make it your goal to improve your embroidery skills each month.
If you’re one of those people who think embroidery is a little too “girly,” you’d probably be surprised to know that it has benefits that are great for both men and women. Before anything else, it’s 2019. You should stop with the gender stereotypes.
Embroidery projects will help everyone improve their health, particularly their mental well-being. It’s a great stress reliever and helps you deal with anxiety. Embroidery also allows you to develop your creativity. This is why you should allow young children to start with their own embroidery projects. It’s a favorite hobby of the elderly not just because they have the time to finish their embroidery projects but because they’re good for the muscles and the brain. Doctors are actually recommending old people to take up the craft to help improve their brain function.
Start Up Embroidery Kit
If you’re looking for something new to try this new year, look no further than these embroidery projects. Start off with something simple yet complete. The Start Up Project: Modern Hand Embroidery Kit by Jessica Long is a great place to start for noobs.
The set comes with a couple of designs, particularly a floral wreath and a cute bear cub. It also includes two pieces of Boundless cotton fabric, two wood embroidery hoops, DMC embroidery floss in 20 different colors, and assorted needles.
Queen Cross Stitch Kit
Queen Bey made it known who rules the world. Now it’s your turn to let people know who rules over the household. This Queen Cross Stitch Kit by Junebug and Darlin is the perfect embroidery project for the man of the house who knows what’s good for him.
Seriously though, if you’re a dude, you can do this design and gift it to your other half. If you’re the matriarch of the family, this cross stitch design is a good reminder of how you should always see yourself even if you don’t look and feel like one at the moment.
You Are Enough Cross Stitch Kit
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 800,000 people all over the globe commit suicide each year. That means someone has taken his or her life in the last 40 seconds. And during this same short time span, over 20 other people tried to kill themselves.
Depression and other mental health issues shouldn’t be taken lightly. You should do everything you can to help people suffering from these medical conditions. And if in case you’re the one who’s struggling with depression, maybe you should try out the embroidery projects listed here.
The You Are Enough cross stitch design, in particular, is a good project to do for yourself and for the people you love who are dealing with their own inner demons.
Moon Phase Cross Stitch Kit
If you are a sucker for the moon and has a daughter named Luna, you’re probably here because you were googling everything about the celestial body. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, especially now that you’re staring at the wonderful work of art pictured here.
The Moon Phase Cross Stitch Kit by Junebug and Darlin is pretty simple to do but the result is extremely satisfying. The kit comes with the cross stitch pattern of the different phases of the moon, an Aida cloth, felt for backing, organic batting, DMC embroidery floss, a wood embroidery hoop, and a couple of tapestry needles. There’s also a set of hand-drawn directions to make things even easier.
If you’re already at the intermediate or expert level, you may want to do some embroidery projects that will challenge your skills. There are lots of designs you can do that’ll keep things interesting such as Erik’s Embroidered Shirt by Mary Beth Loup.
For this project, you’ll need a tee shirt, three colors of embroidery thread, bobbin thread, stretch needle, and an embroidery machine. The intricate skull design is courtesy of Urban Threads.
The Gentleman Pirate is not just about prepping, survivalism, and lots of pirate stuff. You can also visit the site to know more about embroidery projects and other arts and crafts. If you wish to see more embroidery designs, you can also check out Linda’s Embroidery Designs. They have an impressive collection of more than 15,000 patterns you can choose from.
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