We live during a particularly lucky moment in time where all things handmade are becoming more and more valued over anything mass manufactured. Hand embroidery has risen in popularity as a means for delivering this handmade goodness. No longer just for tea towels or pillows, hand embroidery has been used to perk up anything from sneakers and button-down shirts, to cell phone covers and jewelry. Because it’s very easy on the pocket, it’s great for threading a handmade touch into what we wear, carry and decorate our homes with. But before we get started, we need inspiration!