NamasteEmbroidery

Colorful Modern Embroidery Designs for Everyone

Renton, Washington | 3543 Sales

NamasteEmbroidery

Colorful Modern Embroidery Designs for Everyone

Renton, Washington 3543 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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(563)

Announcement   ORDERS PLACED BETWEEN DECEMBER 9th and DECEMBER 12th WILL SHIP DECEMBER 14th. I am out of town, it can't be helped! Thank you for your patience.

LAST DAY TO SHOP FOR 2018: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th.

Welcome to my shop! Please enjoy my stock of hand embroidery patterns, kits and stitching supplies. Occasionally I also sell my hand embroidered jewelry and hoop art. Be sure to check out my new website for tips, tutorials, videos and other goodies here: NamasteHandEmbroidery.com

Happy Stitching,
Jessica

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 9, 2018

ORDERS PLACED BETWEEN DECEMBER 9th and DECEMBER 12th WILL SHIP DECEMBER 14th. I am out of town, it can't be helped! Thank you for your patience.

LAST DAY TO SHOP FOR 2018: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th.

Welcome to my shop! Please enjoy my stock of hand embroidery patterns, kits and stitching supplies. Occasionally I also sell my hand embroidered jewelry and hoop art. Be sure to check out my new website for tips, tutorials, videos and other goodies here: NamasteHandEmbroidery.com

Happy Stitching,
Jessica

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Updates

New pattern kit available for pre-order! Or grab the PDF now to start stitching today with your own supplies!
Everything you need for a cozy stitching session over the holidays! Delicate Roses kit with eleven skiens of cotton floss and pre-printed fabric! Perfect!
Rainbow Roses double hoop embroidery pattern is noe available for download!
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About

Hand Embroidery - Art or Meditation?

I originally picked up hand embroidery as a hobby during maternity leave. My hands had become restless and I needed to feed my creative spirit. I thought my paintings and drawings would translate well to embroidery design, without the mess! This new medium proved affordable, portable, and easy to toss aside when faced with a toddler emergency.

Thanks to the encouragement of wonderful and supportive friends on social media I began to sell my original designs as patterns and kits. Sharing my experience and teaching has been such a gift - I love to see others enjoying the meditative process of hand embroidery!

When I'm not busy chasing around my son or stitching up a new pattern I am practicing and studying yoga. When I am on my mat breathing and concentrating on a pose there is no room in my head for any other thoughts or worries. My teacher calls yoga a "moving meditation" and I have found this same sense of calm and connection when working with embroidery. Just moving with my breath gives me such peace, whether I am creating art with my hands or making shapes with my body.

About the word "Namaste"
From Miriam Webster:
"Religious and secular culture come together in the increasing use of namaste (pronounced \NAH-muh-stay) in English: the term is associated with both Hinduism and yoga. The word comes from Sanskrit and literally means “bowing to you” or “I bow to you,” and is used as a greeting. Sanskrit is the ancient and classical literary language of Hinduism which today serves as a learned language and lingua franca among scholars. Other well-known borrowings from Sanskrit in English include karma and nirvana."

After sharing our experience in the yoga room we say our goodbyes with the word "namaste" and bow as a sign of respect. For some people it is just simply a polite goodbye. For me, I find it to be a respectful way to thank my teacher and those that brought yoga to the West. I love that the bow and greeting is reciprocal - we learn from each other. I feel the same about my embroidery students and I aim to remain a student of embroidery, yoga, and life forever.

I try to apply the principles I have learned through my yoga and meditation practice into daily life, which includes my business, my designs and my art. I use "namaste" as a term of respect and gratitude for my students and my customers. No other word captures my experience or that feeling in the same way. My goal is for my students to find the same joy and relaxation that I find when I am creating art through hand embroidery. (And maybe some of you will try some yoga, too!)

Shop members

  • Jessica

    Owner

    Head designer, stitcher and kit maker. Boss lady, mom and yoga student.

Production partners

  • Dandelyne

    Australia

    Sonia of Dandelyne provided mini embroidery hoops and fittings to frame your completed eucalyptus embroideries into necklaces.

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions
I ordered an embroidery kit. Where are the instructions?

When you add a kit to your cart please indicate whether you would like me to include hard copies of the instructions with your package (use drop down menu)
Whatever you choose, you will also receive an email from me with the digital files and any appropriate links to videos or tutorials.
If you cannot find your files please message me through Etsy or send me an email (NamasteHandEmbroidery@gmail.com) and I will be happy to resend them. Sometimes they end up in spam, sometimes they go to an old email address that Etsy has on file. Just send me a note and I will make sure you get all of the information you need to complete your project!