There is something mesmerising about a lighthouse highlighted against the sea and sky. The rocky coastline of Nova Scotia is dotted with these traditional beacons of both light and warning - at once they say “welcome home” and “watch for rocks”. Either way, they are classic seaside protectors. Except for the tiny little flag, this pattern is made entirely of the easiest single stitch and backstitch. And you know, that blue backstitch around the outside of the satin stitch looks great and hides any imperfections, so you look like a pro no matter what!
Ability: Level 1: First Time Beginner Friendly
Included in the kit:
- pre-printed pattern on unbleached cotton fabric
- 15cm (6”) embroidery hoop
- embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- stitch guide
A little bit about Hook, Line & Tinker . . .
All of Hook, Line & Tinker’s embroidery illustrations are designed by Laurie Dolhan from beauitful Nova Scotia. Her business is a reflection of her values; which are to care for people and respect for the environment. She focuses on creating patterns that are unique and modern in style. The limited colour palette and use of recurring motifs is purposeful - finished hoops hang well as mix-and-match groupings and tell a cohesive story within a theme. Some patterns are easy peasy (Level 1), others are more ambitious (Level 3). But all allow for creativity, experimentation, and calm.
The 100% cotton fabric is cut and prepared by hand, and all finalised patterns are printed onto the fabric in her studio using inks that maintain their integrity during the stitching process. All the packaging is designed to be lightweight and compact, to reduce environmental impacts via shipping. Paper, including recycled content, is used in lieu of plastic. Whatsmore, is that Laurie donates a minimum of 5% of the profits to help women and children experiencing homelessness. This company is amazing don't you think?