People Are Getting Obsessed With Embroidery After Watching Bridgerton
Forget baking banana bread or agonising over ridiculously difficult jigsaw puzzles - we've got a new lockdown activity for you, inspired by Bridgerton.
From the witty characters, to the eccentric outfits and steamy sex scenes, the hit Netflix show has been incredibly successful since its debut on Christmas Day, reaching the number one spot on Netflix's top 10 rankings in 76 countries since its launch.
But it seems Brits have honed in on one unexpected detail in the Regency drama - and it appears to have provided some much needed hobby inspiration during the third lockdown.
Yep, according to eBay, there has been a whopping 65 per cent increase in searches for none other than embroidery hoops, with many of us turning to the activity to pass the time.
If you're unfamiliar with the hobby, an embroidery hoop is basically a circular ring available in various sizes originally made of wood, bone or ivory (although modern day versions are now often made of plastic). It is used to keep fabric taut while working on embroidery or other forms of needlework.
And the good news is, if you do fancy taking on the hobby during lockdown and beyond, there's plenty of options over on the likes of eBay, Etsy, Hobbycraft and Notonthehighstreet.
One online shop we're particularly obsessed with is Stitch with Skye, which offers beautiful DIY embroidery hoop kits inspired by female growth and body positivity. You can check out the full collection here.
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But embroidery hoops aren't the only Bridgerton inspired trend. In fact, eBay also revealed the show has been inspiring our fashion habits, too.
Since the series aired, searches for 'corset' have increased by 29 per cent, while 'crystal earrings' have risen by 34 per cent.
It seems viewers also favour Penelope's style over Daphne's, with a whopping 2201 per cent more searches for 'yellow dress' than 'pale blue dress'.
It's also influenced our style and decor, with a whopping 300 per cent increase in searches for 'wisteria plants' and a 28 per cent rise in 'antique chairs'.
Basically, we all want a taste of Regency life - is that too much to ask?!
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