Embroider with meaning

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Embroidery has in the past few years become a cool creative activity. As the record player and vinyl became a trendy thing to have and own – embroidery is now a trendy thing to learn and do. I  also got on the bandwagon a couple of years ago. It’s a great activity for when you’ve occasionally got 10 mins to spare, there’s no pressure to finish it all in one go.

There are some beautiful pieces being made out there. Like the below ones from Sarah K. Benning and Namaste Embroidery.

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But there is also a great, wonderfully subtle and strong movement towards saying some powerful things with the thread. A movement that I love! Get it all out in a beautiful and creative way.

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These are more patterns from Namaste Embroidery. A subtly strong statement within a beautiful presentation. I would hang this on my wall! This is actually an embroidery pattern – so you can make it for yourself! Find it HERE

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Feminism and self-worth is always great. This little embroidery is small and subtle but packs a big ol’punch. Find it HERE

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The final creator I am featuring is Moonrise Whims not only do they create these fun and funky worded pieces they also create works such as below. Full of weirdly intriguing imagery and beautifully finished pieces of art.

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They also created the piece in the cover photo. An expressive piece that I feel everyone can relate with!

I have quietly admired these works and creatives on Instagram for a while now and wanted to write this short post as a nod to them and their work. Obviously this is a tiny collection of the protesting embroiderers. Please get in contact if you know of anymore and give all these and us a follow on insta!

Happy stitching!

Beth Victoria

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6 Etsy Items we love

Here are some of our current top shops and items from the glorious world of Etsy!

Sarah Benning’s Contemporary Embroidery 

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We follow Sarah’s work on Instagram and love the items that she makes! Such cute little embroidered  scenes!

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The Map Lab

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We’ve seen plenty of scratch off maps on the high street recently, but none with this beautiful antique feel to them!

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Lamp shades from Emily Jepps

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These screen printed lamp shades are adorable. Emily has a small range to offer but we love each one!

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Bertie’s Closet 

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These laptop and iPad sleeves are patterned and colourful – they are the perfect accessory to your office. Handy and cute!

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NPCreativeAU Concrete and 3D printed plant pots

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We love finding different ways to display our succulents and think that the 3D printed geometric shapes available in this shop are perfect!

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Letterlyy’s teepees

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Cotton teepees. Adorable little tents perfect for little ones to create their own little hideaways!

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And of course don’t forget our shop!

Bethvictoria.com 

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