Embroidery🧵is the new tie-dye: Ways to kickstart a hobby

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Have you heard? Embroidery is the new tie-dye. Although embroidery has been around for ages, it has been getting much more attention right now. Since the pandemic started, many home chefs, fitness fanatics and gardeners were birthed. And embroidery artist is definitely one of these. Just check out these amazing artwork on Instagram and tell me you are not inspired!

If you are staying home most of the time to maintain social distancing rules and looking for a new hobby, embroidery is it. Why not? The repetitive motion of embroidery helps one to slow down and be engaged in the present moment. Talk about being mindful!

Below are starter kits, how-to books on getting into embroidery and also a treasure trove of tools you need to embrace this new-found hobby!

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Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions (4 Pcs Floral), S$14.88

PHOTO: Amazon. Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions Cross Stitch Kit, Plastic Embroidery Hoops, Color Threads Needle Kit (4 Pcs Floral)
PHOTO: Amazon. Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions Cross Stitch Kit, Plastic Embroidery Hoops, Color Threads Needle Kit (4 Pcs Floral)

Punch Needle Kits, DIY Rug Hooking Kit, Beginner (Unicorn), S$27.07

PHOTO: Amazon. Punch Needle Kits, DIY Rug Hooking Kit for Adults Kids Beginner
PHOTO: Amazon. Punch Needle Kits, DIY Rug Hooking Kit for Adults Kids Beginner

Star Signs Embroidery: Zodiac Patterns to Customize [Paperback], S$31.57

PHOTO: Kinokuniya. Star Signs Embroidery
PHOTO: Kinokuniya. Star Signs Embroidery

Embroidery Kit for beginner DIY Craft Kit, S$29.40

PHOTO: Etsy. Embroidery Kit For Beginner floral, Flowers Embroidery Full Kit with Needlepoint Hoop
PHOTO: Etsy. Embroidery Kit For Beginner floral, Flowers Embroidery Full Kit with Needlepoint Hoop

More starter kits on Etsy.

Pick up techniques from these how-to books

Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery, S$34.94

PHOTO: Amazon. Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery
PHOTO: Amazon. Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery

Freshly Stitched: Modern Embroidery Projects for Absolute Beginners, Hardcover, S$40.10

PHOTO: Amazon. Freshly Stitched: Modern Embroidery Projects for Absolute Beginners, Hardcover
PHOTO: Amazon. Freshly Stitched: Modern Embroidery Projects for Absolute Beginners, Hardcover

More books on embroidery on Books Depository and Kinokuniya.

For those who got-to-have-it-all

Embroidery Beginners Kit with Instructions, 100 Skeins Threads, S$44.67

PHOTO: Amazon. Embroidery Beginners Kit with Instructions, 100 Skeins Threads and a Circular Packing Bag
PHOTO: Amazon. Embroidery Beginners Kit with Instructions, 100 Skeins Threads and a Circular Packing Bag

166Pcs Embroidery Thread, 100 Embroidery Floss & 66Cross Stitch in box, S$39.76

PHOTO: Amazon. Embroidery Floss,166Pcs Embroidery Thread String Kits with Organizer Storage Box DIY Craft
PHOTO: Amazon. Embroidery Floss,166Pcs Embroidery Thread String Kits with Organizer Storage Box DIY Craft

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