In recent years, journaling has become quite the artform – there are endless ways to keep track of your days. But for me, I quickly grew attached to the idea of journaling via embroidery. To be honest, working on an embroidery journal has absolutely helped me throughout these past couple of tough years. My journal has been there for me through the treatment of a bone infection, the pandemic, the planning of an international move, and even a few monumental societal events.
Essentially, it reflects what I’ve experienced and looking at my journal, you can get a sense of what I’ve gone through. I’d like to be able to help you do the same, but first you’ll need supplies. So shall we?
- 10 or 12 inch hoop
- 100% cotton or a similar type of fabric
- An embroidery journal template
- Embroidery needles of your choice.
- Embroidery floss
- Water soluble marker
- A way to track your days
- The Create Your Own Embroidery Journal Guide
- Optional: An ort jar
- Optional: A needle minder (learn how to make your own)
Looking to get everything you need to start an embroidery journal in one place? I have kits available on Etsy that include everything that you need to get started.