PASTURE POPPY : A Masterclass in Silk Shading Embroidery Kit
Flanders Poppy is a kit for the embroiderer who wants to learn more demanding techniques. Silk Shading (Long & Short Stitch) and three dimensional stitches combine to make this a kit one you will be truly proud of having achieved.
Also available to order : Hedgerow Honeysuckle
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!
My instructions are completely comprehensive with diagrams and written explanations, photographs and shade charts ; 12 pages in all to make sure you have the best help possible in completing a piece you can be really proud of and from which you will have gained many skills. Flanders Poppy contains 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. Everything is there for you! Packed in good quality cellophane bags my kits make lovely presents and you don't spend a fortune on unnecessary postage!
Design Size 15cm x 13cm : My Designs fit into a 10 inch hoop.
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.
.... if you want plain fabric...No probs! Message me within 12 hours of your order and I will send plain fabric.
....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)
....no Beginner Instructions are offered with this kit!... If you are doing this then your already a pro!
....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' 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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