Libby lives on the Central Coast of NSW with her husband and three young sons. She spends her days in parent-mode and most of her evenings in stitching-mode. She has always enjoyed learning new creative skills and is self-taught in cross stitch and embroidery. She has been creating Thread Folk cross stitched family portraits for the past two years and she feel's so lucky to know these pieces that hang with love on the walls of family homes.
THREADFOLK LUCKY DIP QUESTIONS
How important is the planning process in what you do
For me, it’s hugely important! Cross stitching is typically based on a pattern and the making of that pattern is the biggest part of the planning stage. Creating something that is intended to be neat and precise definitely requires some forethought before you start stabbing that fabric with your needle and thread. Having said that, there is something very liberating about taking that needle and thread to the fabric with no prior thought and just seeing where it takes you. Lately, in between my cross stitch portrait orders, I have created a series of small freehand embroideries and I absolutely loved seeing these come to life.
Movie you could watch time and time again
Not so much a movie, but mini series - Pride and Prejudice. The Colin Firth one. It’s my go-to stitching companion when I am in-between binge watching other shows on Netflix.
App you can not live without/ use daily
Instagram. I’ve found a pretty wonderful community of fellow creative mama’s there. I chat on and off to my insta-friends most days and it is wonderful to have that connection to other like minded mothers out there while we all have young kids at home. It’s gives me small moments of adult conversation in between changing nappies and playing Lego.