Like stationery, needlepoint and embroidery are underappreciated art forms accessible to anyone. Just as writing a heartfelt letter to a loved one requires you to focus only at the task at hand — no peeking at your phone! — completing an embroidery requires sustained concentration for a longer period of time than most would prefer these days. However, that dedication pays off — the results are lasting and impressive, and can be enjoyed again and again.

And DMC might just be the Crane & Co. of embroidery. Founded in 1746, its belief “from one fine thread, a piece of art is born” endures regardless of century. And they keep the art form accessible to modern sensibilities with limited edition collaborations with artists like Sofia Salazar of Hiedra. Her work revolves around the female figure, blending themes of gender-blurring and sexuality with classical sculpture and Greek mythology.The DMC x Hiedra kit has all you need to bring this curvaceous beauty to life wherever you like. Tucked inside the plastic pouch are an embroidery hoop, needle, a sheet of magic paper bearing the design (it’s auto-adhesive, so you can put it anywhere and get to work), two skeins of cotton, a poster of the design and even a DMC sticker.
Your friends will be most impressed with your mad embroidery skills or gift giving finesse! Get it here for $24.

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