About Thread and Mercury
Hi, I'm Yasmeen, designer and founder of Thread and Mercury. Tapestry has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my Mum always had a project on the go. Whether it was Elizabeth Bradley, Ehrman or a Kaffe Fasset design, our house (and my grandparents' house!) was full of various upholstery items that she had made. New designers emerged and I started to get excited by the possibilities of what you can create with stitching onto canvas.
Being creative has always been my passion and when I left school I studied Art and Design and Fashion and Textiles. I spent 15 years working in fashion design for the high street and travelled the world sourcing fabrics, trims and design ideas. After having children, I was craving something a lot slower paced with less travelling. Now I don't think I could be doing anything more slower paced than creating tapestries!
Thread and Mercury was started in 2020 just before I was about to go on maternity leave for the second time. Having a baby didn't stop me designing and The Deco Diver was released in 2021.
For me, making a tapestry brings something different that other crafts don’t. The repetition of stitching is truly therapeutic; you can really switch off. It's an activity that allows you to slow down from everyday life and create something beautiful. There’s nothing like having something that you have created taking pride of place in your own home, whether it’s a cushion or wall-hanging. It becomes a work of art that lasts a lifetime.
These kits are suitable for all levels, it just depends what size project you would like to take on. If you're new to it, don't worry. I believe you can do anything you can put your mind to and I'm here to help if you need it.
Everything at Thread and Mercury is designed and packaged by me so I take the utmost care finalising every little detail to make it the best it can be.Enjoy!
P.S. If you're wondering where the name Thread and Mercury came from, it's basically a play on words originating from Freddie Mercury's name!