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365 Days of Stitching {book review}

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I am so excited to tell you about a new craft book which published yesterday. Introducing 365 Days of Stitches, the exciting new release that invites readers on a year-long adventure of self-expression through embroidery. These 365 embroidery challenges are all over my Instagram feed at the start of the year and I am really looking forward to starting my own after reading this book.

365 Days of Stitching by Steph Arnold

365 Days of Stitching: keep a personal embroidery journal: motifs, techniques, templates.

Needlecrafters and journal enthusiasts can now capture life’s moments using the art of stitching. In Steph Arnold’s new book, readers will learn to keep a diary in a crafty, visually appealing way, recording life events through embroidery! With the flexibility to record daily or weekly, this book provides readers with the tools needed to complete their mindful 365-day thread journal project.

365 Days of Stitching by Steph Arnold

Key features include:

1000 Illustrated Motifs: Readers can browse a curated collection of motifs to represent key life events, with many demonstrated as stitched examples.

Expert Guidance for All Skill Levels: Steph provides clear step-by-step stitch instructions, notes for thread colours, and guidance for using three iron-on journal templates, making this the perfect book for novices and seasoned needlecrafters alike.

Artists’ Samplers: Readers will be inspired by examples of thread journals created by a range of talented embroidery artists. Each sample demonstrates how personal, eclectic and precious the reader’s thread journal can be.

A Mindful Approach to Crafting: With a focus on reflection, this book encourages readers to have a more thoughtful, meditative approach to creativity.

365 Days of Stitches is a celebration of slowing down and cherishing life’s moments, big and small. It’s a must-have guide for both experienced thread artists and beginners who are looking to take on a mindful creative project that they can treasure for years to come.

The book is packed full of ideas and inspiration:

365 Days of Stitching by Steph Arnold

There is even a guide to letters and numbers:

365 Days of Stitching by Steph Arnold

The author, Steph Arnold, is a lifelong crafter, Product Design graduate, and owner of the UK-based embroidery kit business Oh Sew Bootiful. After realising that embroidery had a positive effect on her mental health, Steph started her business in 2016 to help others discover the mindful art of embroidery. My daughter has just finished one of her kits and I can definitely recommend them!

I can’t wait to get started on my own 365 Days of Stitches project. I am really tempted to start today as I think it would be fun to record the academic year with children starting Year 7 and 9.

365 Days of Stitches is available from Search Press from August 31st, priced £12.99.


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