My 6 year old Grandson is visiting this week. As he was sitting beside me reading his Harry Potter book and watching me stitch he said “I want to learn to embroider like you Grandma”.

I didn’t want to let this unexpected opportunity pass so I quickly found a piece of felt, a sharpie, some cotton thread and a good sized needle. Seeing his book lying on the sofa was the inspiration for a bookmark, and using his own name gave him shapes, lines and a pattern he was familiar with following. Stitching this piece kept him quietly occupied for about half an hour, with only a little help on starting each letter.

On completion of this his next request was to stitch a light sabre! Not sure I can draw that but I think he has caught the embroidery ‘bug’.


Bookmark – felt and cotton.