Stitches by Gry Fager quickly became popular when we launched it last year. It was one of our key items from the SS14 collection – the very first collection as the new Menu – so we’re really pleased with the warm welcome the series has received.
For the AW14 we’re adding some new items – just as cosy and down beat as the rest of the Stitches family: a large Tea Cosy to keep a kettle warm, some lovely cotton Placemats and some soft and beautiful cotton Tea Towels. And for all the lonely tables and windowsills out there we have a lovely porcelain Stitches Vase and Candle Holders for regular lights and Tea lights.
The story behind the series
Cross-stitching is a big part of the Danish handicraft tradition, and something close- ly tied to the family. Most of us learned from our unbelievably patient grandmothers - or our even more patient home craft teachers who got the questionable joy of teaching 30 kids at a time. But they did. And they made sure we followed the right patterns and tucked the thread neatly on the backside.
Cross-stitching is something you do to let your mind wander, to let go of thoughts about work and busy times, and to just be right where you are.
And we think this is what the world needs right now, a little collective step on the brakes. Some time to think, breathe and evaluate how we want to live our lives. It’s our hope, that gathering around MENU Stitches will be this kind of brake for you. A time to slow down, turn of the noise, log of, relax with your friends, kids or family and focus on just being right where you are.
Gry Fager, Copenhagen based ceramist and designer, is also focusing on quality - good products and the good life: ”I put great personal emphasis on creating products that are very usable, and products that people will find joy in using in their everyday life”.