World Embroidery Day 2019

26th July 2019

For those of us who are passionate about all things needle and thread, the 30th July is a much-anticipated date on our calendars – its World Embroidery Day! Wondering how you’re going to mark this occasion in 2019? If you’re yet to figure it out, we have a couple of ideas that might just point you in the right direction…

Kelly Fletcher

Kelly Fletcher is once again giving away a free embroidery pattern in July to both encourage and celebrate hand stitching. This year she felt the time was right for a design that would promote more than just her love of needle and thread, so she’s gone with an environmental design that she hopes will keep a little more plastic out of our oceans. Featuring embroidered water droplets, ‘Water Tote’ has been created to use for all your non-grocery shopping and Kelly is hoping the simple, but effective design will act as a reminder to why it’s worth making the effort to keep our oceans plastic free.

You can read more about her thinking behind the design and download the free PDF pattern from her website HERE.

San Francisco School of Needlework

If you happen to find yourselves in San Francisco on World Embroidery Day, the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SNAD) are hoping you’ll join them in getting out and about to embroider in public. They’ll be in the Bay Area encouraging people to join them with their needles and threads. For details on where they’ll be, stay tuned to their Instagram account HERE.

Can’t join them during the day? Then make sure to celebrate with them in the evening with ‘Bite Sized Embroidery and Bubbles’. To find out more, visit their website HERE.

Whether you choose to celebrate World Embroidery Day with Kelly, SNAD, your usual stitching tribe or simply by yourself stitching at a local café, we’d love to hear how you chose to celebrate! Let us know how you celebrated World Embroidery Day 2019 by emailing us at

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