In seafaring towns around New England and the Maritime provinces, you sometimes see and hear the motto "holdfast." In nautical terms, a holdfast is the root structure that holds aquatic plants to the sea floor. But it is also the ancient motto for the Scottish clan MacLeod, some of whom who survived the clans' uprising of the 18th century, and later emigrated to the US and Canada through the Maritimes. Holdfast means everything you can imagine to an immigrant: courage, strength, stubbornness, and also - hope. Stitch your own message of "holdfast" in this design inspired by Nova Scotia's ties to Scotland and the sea.
Level 1: First Time Beginner Friendly
Included in the kit:
pre-printed pattern on unbleached cotton fabric
6”/15 cm embroidery hoop
Hello! I am Laurie Dolhan. As the maker behind Hook, Line & Tinker, I design modern, beginner-friendly embroidery kits in beautiful Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia. All of Hook, Line & Tinker’s embroidery illustrations are original and designed by me for beginner stitchers. I focus on creating patterns that are unique and modern in style. My business is a reflection of my values - care for people, respect for the environment, and a deep desire to create something meaningful and real through a shared act of making. Each kit is plastic free! Every effort is made to operate sustainably and ethically. We donate 5% of profits to alleviate poverty and homelessness for women and children and actively volunteer. We are currently working towards becoming a B Corp certified ethical company. Happy Stitching!
Photos by Hook, Line & Tinker and used with permission.