All the ingredients
To inspire your creativity
The time spent slow-stitching is proven to relax and create a state of mindfulness. Enjoy the true sense of achievement that comes with producing your own unique and beautiful artwork.
You will find a carefully chosen assortment of Liberty of London, new, vintage and reclaimed fabrics in every Wattle&Loop Slow-Stitching Kit. You will also find embroidery threads and a sewing needle. By following the full colour pattern and detailed instruction booklet you can create a hand sewn, one-of-a-kind textile artwork!
Leatherwood Slow-Stitching Kit
About your Wattle&Loop
Slow Stitched Kit
I thought it might be helpful to explain a little about the fabrics that your kit contains and how best to use them to make the most of the unique qualities of each piece of fabric.
I source new, vintage and reclaimed fabrics from across the world to use in the Wattle&Loop Kits from English country brocantes, French flea markets and American & Australian vintage collectors. When searching for vintage fabrics for the kits I make a point of trying to choose fabrics that may not be of much use to other sewers or crafters because of holes, stains, tears, old worn-out embroidery etc. I believe it is these ‘imperfections’ that add the magic, personality and story to each artwork. In my own work I always make a point of using these ‘features’ of the old fabrics to my advantage to help tell the story of the piece. I do not try to hide them.
Your kit will contain some fabrics that have already had a full life of their own with the marks, holes and traces of old embroidery to prove it! As you incorporate these fabrics into your artwork, you will be giving them a whole new life as a thing of beauty, rather than a bit of fabric disregarded for its imperfections. This is what makes Wattle&Loop Kits unique and special.
Each Wattle&Loop Kit contains a similar, but different, selection of fabrics to every other kit. Once I have used up a piece of vintage fabric, that’s it, I cannot simply buy more of the same. But, by using these special, limited quantity fabrics, you can be sure that your kit is 100% unique; as far from ‘mass produced’ as they come! What is also very important to me, is that by using these fabrics, instead of constantly buying brand new fabrics, we are reducing our footprint on the environment. We are making something stunning out of fabrics that may otherwise have ended up in landfill.
While you’re making your artwork you can also add your own ‘special touches’ if you like. Do you have any of your own special scraps of fabric that you could incorporate? Perhaps you have a box of old lace doilies or grandma’s old lace hankies that instead of sitting in a cupboard, could be incorporated into your special textile artwork to be admired and enjoyed once again?
Take your time and enjoy the process of selecting your fabrics, cutting out your shapes and arranging them, and enjoy daydreaming about the life each fabric scrap may have had before it was put into your kit. This is what makes a Wattle&Loop Kit special. It is like no other in the world.
- Full Colour Wattle&Loop Pattern
- Full Colour Instruction Booklet with Photos
- Embroidery Needle
- Needle Threader
- Fabric Piece for Background
- Liberty of London Fabric
- New, Vintage & Reclaimed Fabrics for Flowers/Leaves/Stems
- DMC Embroidery Threads
It doesn't matter,
Beginner or advanced
- Easy step-by-step instructions
- Suitable for Beginner or Advanced sewing skills
- Full colour pattern
- Full colour instruction booklet with photographs
- Create hand sewn, one-of-a-kind textile artwork
- Give as a unique gift or keep for your own home
I formally trained as a Graphic Design in Melbourne, Australia and worked in the industry for more than a decade before starting my business, Wattle&Loop. As part of Wattle&Loop I now run textile collage & slow stitching workshops in Australia as well as making & selling original textile collage artworks.
Wattle&Loop began while at a sewing retreat with friends where I was gathering up all the tiny, (but lovely!), discarded scraps of fabrics. These ‘scraps’, along with old, but beautiful textile bits & pieces from both of my grandmothers' collections formed the first “Wattle&Loop” original collaged artworks.
While I do use small amounts of new fabrics where needed (like Liberty of London!!), the vast majority are vintage or reclaimed textiles that I have sourced from across the world for their beautiful, visually rich, old & worn qualities. It is these lovely qualities in the textiles that give my work the “perfectly imperfect” character that appeals to so many.
Each Wattle&Loop Slow-Stitching Kit combines a carefully curated selection of these beautiful textiles, along with some Liberty of London fabric, DMC cotton threads & an embroidery needle. By combining the beautiful textile pieces with slow-stitching & appliqué you can make a truly beautiful textile collage of your own that is completely unique, as while they are similar, no two kits contain exactly the same pieces of fabric!
Feel free to contact me at [email protected]
A quick how to
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Average Rating: 4.9
I discovered Wattle&Loop on Instagram and purchased my first Slow Stitch Kit. I enjoyed it so much I purchased two more. The kits are complete with everything you need to create and customize your own art. I would highly recommend Wattle&Loop if you enjoy a fun and beautiful piece of art!
Hampshire, United Kingdom
From the packaging to the beautiful and eclectic vintage fabrics and easy-to-follow instructions, Wattle & Loop have produced something wonderful. To say I enjoyed making the Figs piece is an understatement. The whole slow-stitching process was a joy, from choosing which fabrics and threads to use, to sewing my final stitch. I can’t wait to start my next one!
I bought my Wattle and Loop kit because I was looking for a hobby to fill time during the school holidays. I haven’t ever sewn before so I was surprised, I found the instructions easy to follow and the process of making my piece of art easy and so enjoyable. It was actually quite addictive I spent all of my free time completing it. I really enjoyed that I was able to make it slightly my own, by adding small touches that weren’t in the instructions to make it completely one of a kind.
Wattle and Loop make beautiful kits that you can stitch together with your own creative process. Such fun!!! A real life saver during the Corona virus quarantine
I am so enthusiastic about these gorgeous kits! I wasn’t sure if this project would be beyond my creative talent - but the instructions are fantastic, explaining the process from start to finish and really ensured I could create something I am truly happy with. The fabrics and other kit pieces are absolutely beautiful and generously provided, so I could rearrange my piece until I was really happy. I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process and cannot recommend these kits more highly, what a pleasure!’
Commonly Asked Questions
Fabrics in each kit are similar but not necessarily exactly the same as pictured. Fabrics are chosen for their aged appearances including holes, tears and marks from long ago. These all add to the beauty of the finished piece. The use of vintage & reclaimed fabrics make every kit unique and special!
Our kits contain a sewing needle and require scissors so we recommend ages 12+. They are suitable for beginner sewers/crafters!
Wattle&Loop Kits are sent via economy air without tracking, please contact us at [email protected] if you would like your order tracked.
Yes you can, we have hassle free returns, no questions asked for orders placed in the last 30 days. Please email us at [email protected] to organise.
No, at this time the patterns are only sold as part of each kit.
Give the gift of Slow,
eGift Cards available now
Do you know someone who would like a Wattle&Loop kit? Not sure which kit they would love the best? Give them a Wattle&Loop eGift Card and let them choose their own. The eGift Card sends via email and you can choose to send it to them today or on any date in the future. All eGift Cards are valid for three years and contain easy instructions on how to redeem the kit.