My embroidery kits are carefully curated boxes of joy containing all of the materials needed to create your chosen design. From the second I have finished drawing I am planning how best to present the design to you, from my choice of materials to stitch placement and instruction diagrams to kit packaging.
I work hard to source the best materials for you to embroider with, choosing to work with all of the brands that are my personal favourites while quietly behind the scenes always looking for new brands to introduce you to.
DMC is my chosen brand of stranded cotton, with many colours bought in on bulk cones which allows me to price the kits as competitively as possible. Some Anchor stranded cottons do sneak in occasionally too but I do not use other brands of stranded cotton personally or within my kits.
All of my traditional Goldwork wires are supplied by Benton & Johnson in the UK, I sneak a few modern wires in too, my Crewelwork wools are from Appletons in the UK, my favourite Blackwork threads are by Aurifil in Italy and my favourite linens are produced and supplied by Zweigart in Germany.
My kits are made in small batches in my Walford Mill studio, with each kit being carefully packed and wrapped in beautiful tissue paper. They are little presents to enjoy unwrapping.
Each kit is supplied with a comprehensive instruction booklet with clear images and diagrams. The fabric is either pre-printed with the design or supplied with a template for a tissue transfer, a generous amount of all of the threads needed to work the design, needles and a glossy postcard of the original design to use for reference. If the kit has accompanying videos the booklet contains a link to these videos too.
There is usually a good supply of all kits held on stock provided All of the stickers for the boxes decorate the studio wall as I am so fond of my packaging!
The range of embroidery kits is constantly developing with more designs and techniques being added regularly. If you are looking for a specific technique please drop me an email, it might be that a new kit is already in the works that would be perfect for you!