Beginner Blossoms Bright (Pastel also available!)
Beginner Blossoms is specifically designed and written for those who would like to start Embroidery.
First off......Who are you buying from?
My name is Mags and I design and assemble my kits at my studio on the Isle of Wight in the UK. Your experience from purchasing to finishing your kit is the most important thing to me and I am very proud of the Five Star/100% Feedback I have achieved on the platforms I have sold from since 2o13. I am always on hand to help and encourage through e-mail or my Facebook page (Maggie Gee Needlework). This is an independent web site and is not affiliated with Amazon, Ebay or similar so both the product and service you receive is outstanding.
Let me tell you about this Kit!
Beginner Blossoms incorporates 5 simple stitches together with everything you need to know about starting to embroider. I'll tell you about fabric, threads, frames and types of needles as well as showing you how to bind your hoop and prepare your fabric ready to sew your design. The colours are placed wherever you wish with illustrated and written stitch instructions. At the end of your project I'll show you how to finish it ready for framing. This kit is a preparatory one which will give you the confidence to explore my other kits and learn other stitches and techniques and hopefully lead you on a path to an all absorbing hobby that will give you hours of pleasure and pride.
Here's what's included!
Beginner Blossoms contain the finest Dmc threads and Transferred Irish Linen fabric , backing fabric and details about how to prepare your piece as well as how to prepare it for mounting and framing. You have the correct sized needles and the threads are pre-sorted onto cards and I even enclose a Needle Threader. My kits are famed for the clarity of their instructions which are fully illustrated with diagrams and photographs and take you step by step through each process. Packed in good quality cellophane bags my kits make lovely presents and you don't spend a fortune on unnecessary postage!
Pattern Size 20cm x 20cm.......My Designs fit into a 10in hoop
YOU WILL NOT NEED THE BEGINNER ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS WITH THIS KIT!
I'm just letting you know...
....about the fabric... The design is transferred onto the linen but I have enclosed the pattern template and instructions for tracing onto the fabric, should the pattern be too faint. The transfer does not wash off because the idea is to sew over the lines.
I use linen which is a natural, (eco)fabric spun from the long fibres found in the stems of the Flax plant. It is recognisable by its sudden and irregular thickening of threads which leave 'slubs' in the fabric much like Silk Dupion. This is seen as one of Linens many beautiful qualities and not a defect. Likewise, because it is a natural fibre, it creases easily but this will be dealt with in the comprehensive instructions.
....no hoop is included...I'm sure I don't need to tell you the hoop is NOT included in the kit!! (See Notes Below)
....picture colours may vary... colour reproduction of my pictures depend on your device screen! Likewise my camera and lighting may catch colours differently but with the exceptions of creams looking a bit paler, I work hard to make sure my colours are accurately reproduced in my listings.
.... Instructions are written in ENGLISH... I do NOT offer Digital Downloads for translation and therefore it is up to you to seek your own translation from the written instruction.
Here's some useful stuff about hoops and frames!
When learning embroidery properly using both hands means that you are free to manipulate the threads. A simple hand held embroidery hoop clamped in a stand is great and a nice cheap way to start.If you are really keen however Elbesse do an excellent one which comes with a standard 10’ hoop. There are two styles; a hoop with a clamp for a table, or one with a base to fit under the leg so that it can be used on your lap. You’ll find them online or any good sewing shop and they should cost under £20 ($29) A word of caution ; If you are buying a Table clamp, make sure the lip of your table edge is square and less than 2 inches deep for the clamp to attach properly. Further details are in my instructions.
Here's some generally useful stuff to know!
Embroidery is not an instantaneous hobby! Your kit materials will complete the design, but you will need other items such as thread to sew on your backing fabric, a frame (already explained), pins and an ironing board, full details of which are described within the kit. I have written this note just in case you plan to take your kit on holiday and are new to sewing of any kind and have not yet had fun acquiring the basics required for the hobby , a list of which can be found in any good sewing book or Internet site prior to starting.
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