World Embroidery Day 2018

27th July 2018

As we look to celebrate and promote our love of everything needle and thread on 30th July – World Embroidery Day – we love hearing about the many ways this day is celebrated throughout the needlework community.

This year we were especially excited to hear about how Kelly Fletcher has created a way to help each of us indulge our passion and how the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design has come up with an innovative way to encourage the art of embroidery.

Kelly Fletcher

This is the third year Kelly Fletcher has released a free pattern in July for World Embroidery Day, but this year’s design is by far her most detailed.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed embroidering it and am really hoping it'll encourage others to pick up a needle and thread and do some embroidery this month.’

If you’d like to join Kelly and embroider some lush foliage drawn from an old photocopy found among her gran’s needlework things, which she’s turned into a vibrant, modern embroidery design that fits perfectly in a 10-inch hoop, you can download a free copy of ‘Leafy Tropics’ from her Craftsy store HERE.

San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in San Francisco on World Embroidery Day, the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design are looking to create The World’s Longest Band Sampler and want your help!

They’ll be holding a ​stitching ​session, providing ​fabric, needles, threads and snacks​ to get you started on your own personal strip of the band sampler. If you have supplies you’d like to use, feel free to take them along as they’re wanting to put together a massive, collective reference at SNAD, using your unique styles, creativity and techniques!

You can stitch with them from 12:00 on the 30th July at 360 Post Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, California. To get more details, check out their website HERE.

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