Self-love embroidery

We all need a reminder how great we are. Not in an egotistical kind of way but in that self-love and self-respect kind of way. We need to remind ourselves that we're all different but we all kick some serious butt!

The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.
— E. E. Cummings

I wanted to share a collection of the embroidery works from last week's Mindfulness Craft Workshops at the Southbank Centre, as part of their Philautia Weekend and the Festival of Love. We took a look at the question,

What does self-love mean to you? 

Participants were encouraged to pick a little quote or simple phrase that inspired them to be happy and love themselves. This is what they came up with.

A lot of really interesting conversations came up about what it means to be happy and I felt really touched that some shared their life experiences with me, stories about depression and finding that beauty again, in themselves and the world around them.

My favourite was definitely the one at the top right, Be a Rainbow. It was stitched by a little 7 year old girl and it took her about 2 hours to do it, carefully stitching each letter a different colour.

Embroidery on photographs

My impulse buys don't usually turn out so well. I'm one of those people who hums and ha's at the shop before deciding. It's even more likely that I'll go home to think about it before returning the next day to purchase.

Well, this impulse buy has really panned out because Prym printable creative fabric is the coolest!

The pack includes 5 sheets of printable cotton fabric that works with regular ink jet printers at home. It's super easy too.

How to use Prym fabric paper

  • You just load the fabric into the paper tray and print using the best print quality.
  • Let it dry and then peel off the backing.
  • Run it under cold water and lay it flat to dry. Then it's ready to sew.

Now that I've printed my images, all I need to do is start stitching. My inspiration?

From  Harem6art
From Maria Aparicio

From Maria Aparicio

From  Maria

From Maria