Over the years I have found that the easier and more repetitive the embroidery, the easier it is to get to the point where the world slips away and your hands are moving on automatic while you and your inner self “have a conversation.” Well, at least it works that way for me. Your mileage may vary and more complicated works may be what you need to pull your focus in tighter.
Another advantage to spiritual embroidery is the release of negative energy. Never underestimate the pleasure of poking a piece of fabric repeated with a sharp pointy object to work through a good mad-on! Seriously! It’s a great stress reliever. And it really is a great way to take negative energy (whether it be hurt feelings, anger, or just frustration) and make it into a positive. I’ve found that a terrible day can be turned into a wonderful evening by pouring my frustration out onto a piece of fabric.
Because most serious embroiderers already understand the spiritual connection of creativity within embroidery, all the supplies and equipment are at hand for them. However, if you’d like to give “spiritual embroidery” a try, we have a kit for you to give it a try. Including the background fabric, needle, floss and stitching instructions, it’s everything you need to start a piece of Spiritual Embroidery. (Contrary to popular belief, embroidery doesn’t have to be done with a hoop, it can also be done “in hand” where you hold the fabric you are stitching on in your hand.) The intent of this work is for you to try it out and see if you like it, so the projects are small and simple to execute. The kit will include floss in the color of your choice to complete a bookmark. You don’t have to be an embroidery officiando to complete the bookmark, it’s actually very easy and we’ll give you instructions all along the way. There’s no “pattern” to follow. You will be given a selection of shades and hues within your color choice. The order you use them in is entirely up to you! Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a spiritual embroidery kit.