Watching her grandmother embroider, Reilly Case was mesmerized by the way the fabric and thread seemed like water through her hands. It wasn’t long before she picked up a needle herself, and a love story ensued.
“There’s something so very special about fabric that has been delicately hand-embroidered,” writes Case on her website. “I fell deeply in love with the pieces but also the process: sitting on the couch with a cup of tea, a cat on the lap and a needle and thread in hand. It became such a mindful practice for me. Something that I genuinely need to do to feel centered.”
Now she embroiders pieces that can either be worn around your neck or hung on your wall. Her modern hoop art and one of a kind jewelry pieces are sold on her Etsy shop, but she also encourages her many fans to take to the practice of embroidery themselves and let the needle and thread draw them in.
“If you are looking for something to give you a moment’s peace; Something to focus your thoughts when they are spinning and the world seems so busy, embroidery is a lovely place to start,” she writes.
In the meanwhile, we’ll follow her Instagram page for some inspiration: