With today’s political climate, we could all use a pick-me-up—some encouraging words to lift our spirits when things seem bleak. Relief comes in unexpected ways. Did you ever think that embroidery could help you feel better? Well, take a look at these crafters who are stitching kind and empowering words into uplifting embroidery.
The text-centric hoop art features short mantras that you can repeat when you need a boost of optimism. They remind us to be kind to one another and that even the simple act of smiling is contagious. Many embroiderers also repeat the idea that we are worthy of being loved—however weird we think we are. In fact, they encourage us to stay “strange” and celebrate what makes us unique. As Breezebot Punch so eloquently puts it, “Don’t let the muggles get you down.” Everything is going to be okay.