Keep Learning With Stitch Samplers

Sampler by sheepBlue on craftster

Samplers allow you to learn stitches and their variations really well.  This allows you to have that knowledge available when you work on a new project because you will have a stitch library readily available in your own head.

When you join taste of stitching to receive your free embroidery patterns, you will continue to be encouraged in your stitching through a spotlight on new stitches with tutorials and samples for inspiration.

I am so excited to continue with you on your stitching journey because I believe learning one new stitch at a time can be freeing and fun. Once you tackle a new stitch and are able to stitch it with ease, you feel a wonderful wave of accomplishment.

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Grab and Go Stitching

lovely messes embroidery

When it comes to some things in life, don’t you just want a no brainer solution. Someone to come in and tell you exactly what to do so you can enjoy yourself.

The kits in my shop were created to be the no brainer solution for those of you who don’t want to figure stitching out on your own.  You want someone to tell you what to do and give you all the supplies you need so you can just get to the stitching part.

Even if you’re an advanced stitcher, there are days when you just want to work on something a little quicker, get a project done, and revel in the instant gratification.

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Freestyle Stitching For All

art journal embroidery

Freestyle stitching is a term I made up for stitching without a pattern, without an idea in mind.  It’s what I consider art journaling for stitching.  Grabbing a piece of fabric, colors of thread that you love at the moment, maybe some extra scraps of fabric to add on, and then going where the needle takes you.

It is the ultimate fulfillment of the mission of Lovely Messes, stitch, relax, repeat.  You don’t have to think or plan, but you do have to let yourself experiment.  Without comparing!!!  It’s just for you, you don’t have to show anyone else if you don’t want to.

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A Creative Timeout


All of us can come up with any excuse in the book to avoid that which looks intimidating, stress-inducing, and just plain boring.

Can I tell you a secret?

Stitching is non of those things.  It may look like those things so you decide your too busy to try, but what if you could refresh yourself for 20 minutes instead of constantly going, going, going until you crash.  Stitching is easy enough for 5 years olds to learn (I taught my own), relaxing (repetition equals relaxation), and fun (no more granny patterns necessary).

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