The design came about as a result of being asked what I am using to make it through this whole virus thing.

Mate, hope. That’s all I’ve got right now, lol!

Anyhoo. this design came together quite quickly. I used one of Emily Dickinson’s poems – a fascinating woman with a lot in common with all of us right now – as the basis for an embroidery design and added some of the content that came with the Hatch software to create a subtle backdrop on which to place it.

This was then stitched out on linen and framed in a cheapo frame from B&M – sorry Emily. Didn’t mean to do you a disservice but it was all I had that was “pretty”. It was either that or a bog standard IKEA frame, and I don’t think you’d want that.

Nice, innit?

By the way, sorry about all of the bird poo in the main photo – I cropped it out for the one above – it’s a side effect of living in the country with all of that nature and stuff.

Anyway, like I say, the design is available through the Hatch blog.

To find out more about the story behind this design, about Emily, about Hatch and also to download the free file, please click on the big obvious button below.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Bye for now.

J :)

11 responses to The Sunday Stitch – Isolation Inspiration from Emily Dickinson


    Hi John. Beautiful poem and embroidery. Hadn’t even noticed the bird poo to be honest, lol. Stay well. Kath x

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    Beautiful John. I love hand sewing of any description, I find it so relaxing. Will definitely be visiting the Hatch website very soon. Keep safe everyone. X

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    Gorgeous design John, beautiful! I love also the poem and I think that the frame suites the embroidery so well.
    Thanks for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful Sunday.

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    Margaret McCormack April 26, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Absolutely beautiful John. You never let us down. Love the frame too x

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    Jean-Marie Penny April 26, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Beautiful John, you’re a very talented man and truly inspirational.
    By the way, I love what you plan to do with the garden.

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    This is beautiful John, the frame looks perfect.
    I love Emily Dickinson. My absolute favourite poem of all time is her ‘Exultation is the Going’ (I think that’s the title)… bred as we, among the mountains, can the sailor understand, the divine intoxication of the first league out from land?
    I found it, as a young gel, on a postcard from Athena in the 80s (that’s showing my age!)
    Clare x

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    Wonderful creation John, gorgeous frame and poem xx Hazel

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    Jackie Ashdown April 26, 2020 at 8:01 am

    A beautiful poem & your embroidery is lovely too. Hope is one thing we have to cling on to at this time. X

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