Fabrics, threads and slow stitch inspiration

Shenfield, England

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Announcement    Welcome to Slowly Stitching, for people who love fabric, thread and slow stitch inspiration.


Last updated on 27 Jan, 2021

Welcome to Slowly Stitching, for people who love fabric, thread and slow stitch inspiration.


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Valerie Carr

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Valerie Carr


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5 out of 5 stars

About SlowlyStitching

Sales 259
On Etsy since 2014

Fabrics, thread and slow stitch inspiration.

My name is Valerie Carr and my shop is all about inspiring creativity with fabric and thread.

I am a professional watercolour artist, of almost twenty years, with a long standing passion for fabric and creative sewing, especially slow stitch embroidery. I arrange colours and build up layers of textures by using different kinds of fabrics and threads and use creative, mindful embroidery to bring them all together.

After creating repeat patterns from my original watercolours, I digitally print them on to fabric, usually linen or voile. You will see sections of these fabrics in all of the slow stitch bundles which are for sale here on my Etsy shop. I absolutely love putting these slow stitch bundles together because curating the colours and textures is a very, very satisfying process. My preferred fabrics are silk, velvet and linen. When these fabrics are layered over quilt batting and embroidered, it gives a wonderful three dimensional effect, adding depth to the whole embroidery.

My fabrics are also available by the metre for other home interior projects at my website :

Shop members

  • Valerie Carr

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My name is Valerie Carr and embroidery relaxes me. As soon as the needle is threaded and I start to stitch, it's like I've escaped from the world and I'm in a stitching cocoon. My shop is all about providing the tools for others to do the same.

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 January, 2021
Welcome to Slowly Stitching, a shop for people who love to stitch, especially slowly!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS : I only accept returns for damaged or incorrect orders. If your your order is incorrect, arrives in a damaged condition or even 'go walkies' in the post, I will replace your order as quickly as possible. If goods are damaged, please contact me within 3 days of delivery to explain what is wrong amd return to me within 7 days of notifying me. On receipt of the returned items I will then refund you including any return postage costs that you have incurred.
Debit or credit card
Etsy gift cards
UK Delivery is by Second Class Royal Mail.
I always aim to despatch within the 1 to 2 days specified but if there is a delay for any unusual reason, I will inform you immdediately.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

1. Personal information
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Valerie Carr am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at valeriecarr108 [!at]
Alternately, you may mail me at:
Valerie Carr
9 Harrison Close
CM13 1LP