Slow sewing

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I’m all for racing my way through a sewing project to get it done. Chain piecing, rotary cutting, machine stitching… it’s all good. Especially when you quickly finish something wonderful and can proudly admire your work.

But there is also something so, so satisfying about slow sewing. Hand stitching, embroidery, cross stitch. Handwork like these is a mindful practice. A meditation, almost. 

Sure, it takes long. Much, MUCH longer, in some cases. But it’s worth it. REALLY worth it.

Examples in slow sewing | www.creativeandmindful.com
English paper piecing: a stack of hexies & some daisy chain pieces
Examples in slow sewing | www.creativeandmindful.com
Embroidery pattern by Alyssa Thomas (Penguin & Fish) for Splendid Sampler
Examples in slow sewing | www.creativeandmindful.com
Miscellaneous slow sewing bits & bobs
Examples in slow sewing | www.creativeandmindful.com
A pre-printed cross stitch experiment
Examples in slow sewing | www.creativeandmindful.com
My beloved needle book made from upcycled materials
Examples in slow sewing | www.creativeandmindful.com
Sunlight reactive dye, vintage tablecloth, embroidery sampling

Examples in slow sewing | www.creativeandmindful.com
Halloween cross stitching (Prairie Schooler patterns)
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