Cooped up to avoid COVID-19, many of us indulge in hobbies, which help fill our time and allow room for comfort. Embroidery is a great way to pass the time and its little wonder that the past months have seen a steady rise in embroiderers, amongst other crafters.
With more than 30k followers on Instagram, you could say that Liz Stiglets is a sort of guru when it comes to the art of embroidery. The owner of cozyblue, Siglets believes that small, simple acts of creativity can make the world a calmer, happier place.
Her online store provides you embroidery kits, pre-printed patterns, and other supplies needed to take on the craft. You can also download for free her ultimate guide to embroidery, which includes stitching how-to, several methods of pattern transfer, stitching notes and diagrams, and ideas for variations and personalization.
“My favorite part is the stitching!” shared Siglets, in an interview with Random Acts of Amy. “It’s fun and exciting to see the design come to life, and I really enjoy the slow art of embroidery. My cozyblue motto is ‘slow down, get cozy, get crafty’ because I believe it is so important to take time for ourselves to be creative.” She adds that in the midst of our busy lives and hectic days, it is more important than ever to slow down and consciously tap into our creativity. “I think creative work can be a meditative practice, and I find that it is absolutely essential, not only for stress relief but for self-expression.”
Not only will you love the end result, you’ll love how you got there: with mindfulness, patience, and inspiration. Take a closer look: