Deviant Discoveries – Ashley-Sam

Kate Blandford's Deviant Discoveries

This month’s Deviant Discovery is a colour explosion for your peepers! Check out this hand embroidered hiya hoop by Ashley-Sam. It reminds me a lot of the Zentangle doodles I’ve been seeing a lot of recently. It has inspired me to collect my odds and ends of threads left over from projects (which also appeases the hoarder inside me) and create my own act of mindfulness one stitch at a time! I think embroidery is a perfect way to unwind and I can’t wait to get stuck into a fun and bright piece like this one by Ashley. Has anyone else created any relaxation doodle stitches? I’d love to see them!

Hiya by Ashley-sam


It's Kate BlandfordKate Blandford is a craft and doodle enthusiast currently working in Bristol. With a penchant for cross stitch and pixels, Kate produces work dabbling in both the handmade and the digital. Her work was once described as ‘shabby chic for Satanists’ due to her love of embroidery, twee skulls and Slayer. You can visit her website here: