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!

HENRY'S MAGNOLIA

Named after my father Henry (Henryk in Polish) who was both a complex and colourful character. Created 2017

This pattern has been done several hundred times by stitchers from all over the world. I can safely say we are all connected through this lovely little design. Check out all the photos, and there are a lot, to gain inspiration and knowledge if you are currently working on this pattern.

This is stitched according to the instructions. The other photos here are my own thread ramblings. I love this close up shot, my stitches actually look pretty good here. Have a good look at it and see the recommended size of your stitching. See how the leaves are outlined in a back stitch? Each stitch is the distance between the fly stitches, if that makes sense. It’s hard t explain in words. Also I’ve added little extra bits and pieces here and there that you can probably see which are not on the pattern. Oh also an important thing, see the chain stitch done in a circle here, I have a video of how to close up the chain stitch in a circle like this. If you haven’t done this before check it out on the  videos page here.

This is stitched according to the instructions. The other photos here are my own thread ramblings. I love this close up shot, my stitches actually look pretty good here. Have a good look at it and see the recommended size of your stitching. See how the leaves are outlined in a back stitch? Each stitch is the distance between the fly stitches, if that makes sense. It’s hard t explain in words. Also I’ve added little extra bits and pieces here and there that you can probably see which are not on the pattern. Oh also an important thing, see the chain stitch done in a circle here, I have a video of how to close up the chain stitch in a circle like this. If you haven’t done this before check it out on the videos page here.

This is the actual pattern stitch for stitch. Nothing here that’s my own crazy addition.. I don’t think! Use this photo for a detailed look at all the stitches. Your kit might have come in a different colour, which doesn’t matter, the stitches are all the same and they’re nice and clear to see here.

This is the actual pattern stitch for stitch. Nothing here that’s my own crazy addition.. I don’t think! Use this photo for a detailed look at all the stitches. Your kit might have come in a different colour, which doesn’t matter, the stitches are all the same and they’re nice and clear to see here.

Super close up, maybe too much? But I did want to show you how you can go radically different with your own stitches. You can ditch my instructions and go your own way. This is an example of lots of chain stitching, if that’s your kind of thing.

Super close up, maybe too much? But I did want to show you how you can go radically different with your own stitches. You can ditch my instructions and go your own way. This is an example of lots of chain stitching, if that’s your kind of thing.

And here it is with different stitches yet again!

And here it is with different stitches yet again!

This was the most popular colour combination BUT I must confess I went a bit crazy with this one. In this photo you can see a billion different stitches and more colours than the kit actually came with… err.. sorry about that. I would show this to people in the hope that it would encourage them to go beyond the instructions but I think I just created confusion. Anyway, here is another possibility! Some of the stitches from the instructions ARE actually here.

This was the most popular colour combination BUT I must confess I went a bit crazy with this one. In this photo you can see a billion different stitches and more colours than the kit actually came with… err.. sorry about that. I would show this to people in the hope that it would encourage them to go beyond the instructions but I think I just created confusion. Anyway, here is another possibility! Some of the stitches from the instructions ARE actually here.

OK I just love this, I love it soooo much. The red on brown is delicious but look at those little seed stitches inside the petal! How lovely! You will also notice that I’ve used the herringbone stitch on many of the leaves here. Not in the instructions again, I know but if you’re proficient with this stitch then give it a go. Otherwise I will actually be putting together an online herringbone master class and you can join that when it becomes available.

OK I just love this, I love it soooo much. The red on brown is delicious but look at those little seed stitches inside the petal! How lovely! You will also notice that I’ve used the herringbone stitch on many of the leaves here. Not in the instructions again, I know but if you’re proficient with this stitch then give it a go. Otherwise I will actually be putting together an online herringbone master class and you can join that when it becomes available.

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