29 episodes

Welcome to the Stitching & Co podcast!!! Join host Bess Wilkins as we dive into different topics related to the modern embroidery world. We talk with amazing embroidery artists and designers to learn practical tips and tricks, how to prevent burnout, turning your stitching hobby into a business and allow creativity to weave its way into our busy lives. Let’s embrace community over competition and get busy stitching!

@stitchingandco | stitchingandco.com

The Stitching & Co. Podcast Bess Wilkins

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Welcome to the Stitching & Co podcast!!! Join host Bess Wilkins as we dive into different topics related to the modern embroidery world. We talk with amazing embroidery artists and designers to learn practical tips and tricks, how to prevent burnout, turning your stitching hobby into a business and allow creativity to weave its way into our busy lives. Let’s embrace community over competition and get busy stitching!

@stitchingandco | stitchingandco.com

    028: Working Through Grief with Creativity - Meg from Nutmeg and Honey Bee

    028: Working Through Grief with Creativity - Meg from Nutmeg and Honey Bee

    In this episode, host Bess Wilkins chats with Meg from Nutmeg and Honey Bee about the importance of using creativity to deal with grief and improving your general mental health. If you’ve never heard of Meg, you’ve got to check out her Instagram page. It’s filled with her amazing creations: from baked goods to embroidery and so much more. We discuss so many topics today including knowing when it’s time to pivot the direction of your business, when it’s time to prioritise your “offline” friends and family (as opposed to feeling like a slave to the social media machine) and how embroidery and creativity can help find a sense of balance. Oh, and just wait til you find out what creative hobby she’s up to now.







    Episode Links:







    Meghan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nutmegandhoneybee/







    Meghan’s Website: https://nutmegandhoneybee.co/







    Stitching & Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchingandco/?hl=en 







    Stitching & Co FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchingandco 







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    • 27 min
    027: Experimenting with different Mediums with Ashlie from Happimood

    027: Experimenting with different Mediums with Ashlie from Happimood

    The world of abstract embroidery can be extremely daunting and it’s hard to know where to start. Ashlie from Happimood Co uses her experience as an artist to showcase how approachable abstract embroidery can be.







    In this episode, host Bess Wilkins chats with Ashlie about the temptation of all artists to focus too much on getting it ‘perfect’ rather than letting the piece speak for itself. Ashlie also encourages us to embrace the mistakes and allow the piece to evolve as it needs. She doesn’t start with a fixed plan in mind for her abstract work and firmly believes that the piece will tell you what it needs and when it is done.







    Episode Links:







    Ashlie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happimood.co/







    Ashlie’s website: https://happimoodco.com/







    Stitching & Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchingandco/?hl=en 







    Stitching & Co FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchingandco 







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    • 22 min
    026: Get to know Lauren from Lark Rising

    026: Get to know Lauren from Lark Rising

    Join host Bess Wilkins (Life with Bess) as she speaks to today’s guest- Lauren from Lark Rising. Lauren started her journey with embroidery in 2015 and has since grown her business, written a book, taught workshops and classes, all while juggling two young kids!!







    We talk to her about her journey, her creative process and her tips and tricks for choosing colour palettes and exploring different fibre arts.







    Episode Links:







    Lauren’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larkrising/







    Lauren’s shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LarkRisingEmbroidery







    Stitching & Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchingandco/?hl=en 







    Stitching & Co FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchingandco 







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    • 40 min
    025: Reflecting on one year of business with Katie from by Katie Olivia

    025: Reflecting on one year of business with Katie from by Katie Olivia

    Making the jump from ‘just a hobby’ into a side hustle or business can be scary. A lot of people dream of making money doing what they love and Katie has done just that, all whilst still holding down a full-time job.







    Join host Bess Wilkins (Life with Bess) as she chats to Katie from By Katie Olivia about what she has learnt, how to manage study vs work, and her creative journey in the first 12-18 months of running her business.







    Episode Links:







    Stitching & Co Advent Calendar Pre-order https://www.lifewithbess.com/product/stitching-co-embroidery-advent-calendar/







    Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bykatieolivia/







    Katie’s shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/bykatieolivia







    Stitching & Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchingandco/?hl=en 







    Stitching & Co FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchingandco 







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    • 29 min
    024: Learn to say NO as a Business Owner with Lindsey with Urbann Nest

    024: Learn to say NO as a Business Owner with Lindsey with Urbann Nest

    Learning to say “no” is something we all struggle with, in our personal lives and businesses. It can be so hard as a small business, especially when you’re just starting out, to not just say “yes” to every opportunity that comes your way. When you’re starting out that might be just what you need to allow you to experiment and build up confidence, but at some point you need to set boundaries… and that means saying “no” to certain things.







    Join host Bess Wilkins (Life with Bess) as she chats to Lindsey from Urbann Nest who has been in the small business world for over 6 years about her story, why it’s important to say “no” and whether she’s ever regretted saying “no” to an opportunity.







    Episode Links:







    Urbann Nest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urbannnest/







    Urbann Nest Website: https://urbannnest.com/







    Stitching & Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchingandco/?hl=en 







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    • 29 min
    023: Level Up Your Hoop Display with Kate from Modern Hoopla

    023: Level Up Your Hoop Display with Kate from Modern Hoopla

    Wood workers who are women (say that fast three times) are definitely less common, but we love seeing women get on the tools and create something beautiful. In this episode join host Bess Wilkins (Life with Bess) as she chats to Kate (Modern Hoopla) about how you can take your finished projects up another notch with beautiful wooden hoop frames. Bess chats to Kate about her journey into starting her business, how to finish your hoop with just the right frame shape and more!







    Episode Links:







    Modern Hoopla Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modernhoopla/







    Modern Hoopla Website: https://www.modernhoopla.co/







    Modern Hoopla Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ModernHoopla







    Stitching & Co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchingandco/?hl=en 







    Stitching & Co FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stitchingandco 







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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

gheiejehd ,

Impressed

This podcast is amazing!! It’s so nice to hear about what other people do with their embroidery.

CMeStitch ,

Love it!

I’m new to embroidery and love listening to your podcast. I’ve learned so much. I hope you’ll continue them. All have been such an inspiration.

VegasRou ,

Wonderful podcast

I stumbled across this gem and can't stop listening! Love it.

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