Stitches and Safety: Embracing the Sharp Edges of Embroidery

Embroidery, for all its gentle appearances, occasionally presents its own set of sharp challenges. Just the other day, while delicately pulling my needle through the fabric, I experienced that familiar sting—a needle piercing my thumb. It’s a reminder that even in the quietest arts, there are small risks and pains.


Injuries like these, though minor, can sometimes complicate with infections if not cared for, teaching me the subtle art of healing as much as the art of embroidery itself. As Rumi once said, "The wound is the place where the Light enters you." In these moments, I’m reminded of the resilience required in art and life—the careful tending of wounds, both physical and otherwise, that allows us to continue creating beauty from our vulnerabilities.


Through every stitch and prick, my journey in embroidery weaves deeper layers of dedication and patience, mirroring life’s own intricate patterns. Each piece I create not only captures the beauty I see but also carries the marks of my perseverance, stitched into its very fibers.


As we continue to create and express ourselves through our chosen crafts, let us remember to be cautious and take good care of our health. In the pursuit of beauty through our art, let's not overlook the importance of nurturing our well-being. Stay safe and cherish your health as you cherish your art.

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