Warm Hearts for Cold Hands
It's that time of year when a lot of us are indoors due to the weather. I love to hand stitch with natural materials, and this is when it's the most gratifying. But even if you live where it is not so cold, stitching up a few of these pretty wool heart sachets is the perfect way to put down that phone (or iPad in my case), and make something with your hands. What is also nice is that you can have a conversation while stitching. Hmmmmmm how interesting.
Every year I make a bunch of these while watching my favorite movie. like; Chocolat, Enchanted April, Where the Heart Is, or anything Jane Austen. Or maybe a series like; Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, or Victoria. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen the show, they always inspire. (I have tried to stitch while watching Game of Thrones, but the end results are not as pretty.)
This year, I have taken it one step further and have come up with a kit, including instructions. I am also offering a workshop for those of you who can stop by and stitch with us. We can even get to know each other while stitching. Saturday, February 8th, from 10:00 to Noon. Wool Heart Sachet Workshop.
The kit includes all the good things I love to work with; pre-cut hearts from felted wool blanket fabric, wool from a local farm, hand dyed silk velvet ribbon, hand dyed variegated bias silk ribbon, vintage millinery flowers, French lavender buds, pearl cotton thread and even an embroidery needle.
These certainly have warmed my hands during these cold winter months. And once completed, they warm my heart. I hope they can warm you up as well.