Alex at Hampton Court Palace

Jacobean crewelwork embroidery, scrolling vine with fox, owl and foliage

Are you craving something to get absorbed in and leave the “busy busy” behind for a little while?

Like the idea of mindfulness and staying in the present but struggle to put it into practice?

Embroidery could be the answer!

Creating something beautiful with your hands is not only incredibly satisfying, it can be hugely beneficial for your mental health.

I’m Alex and I’ve been stitching and creating as long as I can remember. For years I’ve been turning to stitching to help me unwind from busy days. I love that it requires just enough concentration to stop me dwelling on stressful things, but not so much to be draining. Stitching is my happy place and leaves me feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated!

I’ve been creating my own embroidery designs since I was a kid. Back then I was usually recreating my favourite cartoon characters. Now I love creating my own art and designs. I’m often inspired by my love of nature, science and geometric patterns.

I’d love to help you get more joy and calm in your life through the art of embroidery. Soon you’ll be able to buy patterns that walk you step by step through creating your own beautiful embroideries. I’ll also be providing tips and tutorials along with my personal stitching stories.

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