I am not really a natural embroiderer but recently as a result of the lockdown and an ongoing battle with depression, I have found myself looking for more mindful activities. Somebody suggested that I give embroidery a go. I must admit to being very apprehensive and looking at some of the kits in my local craft shop, my fears were justified. Most of the kits required a great deal of knowledge and practical experience and the only easy ones were for small children. This is where Cotton Clara comes in. Searching through the internet, I spotted this small but really friendly company and ordered a sample kit. The rest is history. I love the way that each kit comes with great instructions, is well illustrated and contains surprise gifts. The designs are very contemporary and can be displayed with pride rather than shoved into a drawer. I have nothing but praise for this growing company - their customer service, their outlook and their designs.
After such a horrible year I really look forward to my monthly hoop club box arriving. The contents are a lovely surprise and the process so soothing and therapeutic; a real treat.