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 2013. 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 my products and service you receive is outstanding.
Let me tell you about this Kit!
Maggie Gee Concept Kits open up a world of creativity which is yours to discover whilst you produce something beautiful and unique. I have entitled these kits ‘Concept Kits’ as they are a little bit different from my usual ones. They are much less formal, are super easy and give you the opportunity to have fun and explore the possibilities of colour and design in the fabric. You put the colours where you like and with some great guidelines are encouraged to design your own finished piece. The basics are already there – just enjoy yourself!
A note about the stitches : I have kept stitches as basic as possible ; Stem Stitch, Detached Chain Stitch (Lazy Daisy) and French Knots. These Three Kits have Bullion Knot Roses in their designs if you want to learn a fab new stitch!
Here's what's included!
Each piece of fabric in the kit is fine Irish linen which is individually dyed and block printed by hand and every single piece is subtly different and will be completely unique to you.
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 the project with stitch diagrams and additional useful stitches.
These instructions have been with different coloured sections for complete newcomers to embroidery so there is no limit on expertise or experience. Packed in good quality cellophane bags my kits make lovely presents and you don't spend a fortune on unnecessary postage!
Panel Size 13ins x13ins (33cm x 33cm)
Every single kit is different so although I use the same colours in each option, shade areas will differ. Likewise although I use the same printed elements in each option, they are not in the same place and cannot be replicated.
Starter Threads: - Separate Listing £3.00 Extra
x2 50cm lengths each of 5 colours and 3 lengths of green ; a needle and set of instructions. Basic tonal threads are given however I do encourage you add more shades of your own.
Vintage Velvet Backing - Separate Listing £3.50 at end of page
I am also offering packs of 23ins x 14ins (60cm x 35cm) recycled vintage velvet backing for cushions or purse lining. The backing packs also come with instructions on how to make a simple Envelope Cushion. Colour Options are Taupe Brown, Corn Gold, Beige, Flesh Pink, Burnt Orange and Sage Green. Whilst stocks last.
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.
....no hoop is included...I'm sure I don't need to tell you the hoop is NOT included in the kit!! For this project I recommend the Siesta Interlocking frames (sewandso.co.uk) but any hand held hoop or frame will do. More detailed particulars are given in the kits.
....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.
.... Just in case you are taking your kit on holiday… and haven’t ordered the threads, you will need a needle. You will also need scissors and may want to use a piece of cotton or calico as a backing as this kit does not come with any on this occasion (details are in the kit).