Kasia jacquot

THE VILLAGE

Hello creative soul mate! Welcome to The Village.

I’ve called it The Village because my earliest memories of creating with my hands come from my tiny hometown village in the south of Poland called Mecinka. I have very fond memories of my early years there and remember numerous occasions where people would get together to make, create and help each other. You know the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”, well it actually takes a village to keep raising and supporting us adults. We need each other no matter how old we are and having small unique communities where we connect through our passions is deeply healing and uplifting.

Here you will find loads of info about the patterns that I release. If you have bought one of my patterns, you will find lots more information about it right here. It is my greatest passion to help you create exquisite needlework with your own very able hands, to inspire you, to help you finish, to help you let go of perfection and to show you possibilities that you might not have thought of. Find the pattern you are currently working on and click on the button to see more. You will find lots of images that will inspire you and hopefully help you in some way as well. If you have any questions or if you have a suggestion on how I can improve this space let me know. I would love to hear from you!

BOTANICAL GARDEN

This scattering of nature on linen was created after several lazy visits to the Sydney Botanical Gardens with my children. Created 2017

Botanical Garden is a lovely piece that has been to this date the most popular pattern that I designed. I’ve completed about 5-7 of these (I think!) and each time I do one it always comes out a little different. Let’s have a look at it in detail.

You can probably see in the photo above that this one has been finished off with a hem around the edges. I’m not the worlds best sewer but this was pretty easy, just fold the fabric over twice and stitch on the sewing machine.

You can probably see in the photo above that this one has been finished off with a hem around the edges. I’m not the worlds best sewer but this was pretty easy, just fold the fabric over twice and stitch on the sewing machine.

This design element sitting in the middle of the hoop I have found has been stitched in a variety of ways by students. Some people find using all 6 strands a bit much and they drop down to 3 threads. In the photo I have used 6 strands but I like the chunky effect. Feel free to use less if you like of course!

This design element sitting in the middle of the hoop I have found has been stitched in a variety of ways by students. Some people find using all 6 strands a bit much and they drop down to 3 threads. In the photo I have used 6 strands but I like the chunky effect. Feel free to use less if you like of course!

This is the whole pattern but you’ll notice that I have added little green crows feet kind of scattered around. That’s just something that I decided to add at the end. It’s not actually part of the instructions. In all honesty you can add crows feet, french knots, little lines, whatever you like if you want to fill out the background a bit more. Also you will see here that I’ve got a double border. Again, just my thing at the time I was stitching. The dark green border is of course the fly stitch done in a long straight line. And the other one is a very simple needle weave over a double line of white running stitches. There is a video for this in the  videos  section if you’d like to see it it’s called the Woven Border Stitch. Check it out!

This is the whole pattern but you’ll notice that I have added little green crows feet kind of scattered around. That’s just something that I decided to add at the end. It’s not actually part of the instructions. In all honesty you can add crows feet, french knots, little lines, whatever you like if you want to fill out the background a bit more. Also you will see here that I’ve got a double border. Again, just my thing at the time I was stitching. The dark green border is of course the fly stitch done in a long straight line. And the other one is a very simple needle weave over a double line of white running stitches. There is a video for this in the videos section if you’d like to see it it’s called the Woven Border Stitch. Check it out!

This photo shows a great close up of all the stitches. Check out my pulled threads there in the light green leaf! haha! Anyway, moving on. What I want to show you here is that in this piece I didn’t quite go fully over the printed lines and you can sort of see them. But truly, you can only see them because I’m giving you a close up. Overall no one notices that. Only if you bring it up 5cm from your eyes. Also in this photo you can see just how chunky the 6 strands are in the dark green leaves on the left hand side. But again, I like this result. Moving up to the white dandelions (is that what they are?) you can see that the lines there are a bit finer, that’s because I used only 3 strands instead of 6. Reason being is that all those lines converge into one point at the top of the stem. If you used all 6 strands there would be a traffic jam where they all meet! Ans lastly, have a close look at my colour choices here, you can see that I’ve mixed things up a bit here and there. So you go for it and mix it up too! Use different greens if you like or alternate the leaves between light and dark green. THERE. ARE. NO. RULES.

This photo shows a great close up of all the stitches. Check out my pulled threads there in the light green leaf! haha! Anyway, moving on. What I want to show you here is that in this piece I didn’t quite go fully over the printed lines and you can sort of see them. But truly, you can only see them because I’m giving you a close up. Overall no one notices that. Only if you bring it up 5cm from your eyes. Also in this photo you can see just how chunky the 6 strands are in the dark green leaves on the left hand side. But again, I like this result. Moving up to the white dandelions (is that what they are?) you can see that the lines there are a bit finer, that’s because I used only 3 strands instead of 6. Reason being is that all those lines converge into one point at the top of the stem. If you used all 6 strands there would be a traffic jam where they all meet! Ans lastly, have a close look at my colour choices here, you can see that I’ve mixed things up a bit here and there. So you go for it and mix it up too! Use different greens if you like or alternate the leaves between light and dark green. THERE. ARE. NO. RULES.

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