Inspired by mindful mandalas, this repetitive Blackwork tulip design by RSN Tutor Amanda Rymel is a great introduction to embroidery. Suitable for beginners, this design is created using Blackwork Stitches, Gold Pearl Purl and Spangles. Stitched on a neutral linen fabric to be kinder to the eyes.
Amanda has a passion for the benefits embroidery can bring to mind, body and soul. Embroidery helps relieve and reduce depression, stress and anxiety. The repetition of the crafts has been shown to release serotonin, a natural anti-depressant, that promotes joy and well-being, while also reducing stress hormones.