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Everything you need to get started! Each of these awesome kits include pre-printed unbleached cotton fabric, a 6" (15cm) bamboo embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, a stitch guide and instructions. As an added bonus, Hook, Line and Tinker donates 5% of their profits to help women and children experiencing homelessness.
All kits are first time / beginner friendly. Your friends and family will undoubtedly be very impressed by your finished creation. Be prepared for adulation - and possibly a little envy too. (You deserve it!)
Fox in Phlox This sweet fox pattern with modern, abstract flowers is sooooo much fun to stitch! While a little more ambitious than some of my other designs, it's made using just three basic embroidery stitches - backstitch, detached chain (link) stitches, and French knots.
Gnomework Don't be fooled by the name "Gnomework", this friendly, forest dwelling fellow is all play. Surrounded by modern, abstract mushrooms, he's right at home in a poplar forest. The gnome and woodland scene is made using a series of beginner embroidery stitches, including a backstitch (he's mostly backstitch...easy peasy), detached chain (link) for his beard, satin stitch, and two French knots for eyes. BTW The satin stitch is edged with a backstitch because it looks great AND hides any imperfections so you always look like a pro. It's like magic!
Industrious Octopus It's an Octo-knitter! Designed by request (multiple requests!), this multi-armed octopus is the envy of every knitter. Plus, it's an octopus - which is already pretty amazing! Created using only basic stitches, this pattern is great for ambitious beginners (you can do it!). Made mostly using single stitches and the backstitch (easy peasy!), its suckers are made using a detached chain (link) and a few French knots are added for added effect. The "knit" pattern is made using a simple backstitch with chain stitches added on top.
Bee Kind, Dandelion A weed? The first food for the bees. Edible roots, flowers and leaves. The much maligned dandelion is an eco and body-friendly powerhouse. This modern interpretation is ultra modern and beginner friendly.
Fungus Among Us One of nature’s super-powered recyclers, mushrooms are beautiful, varied, and sometimes deadly. This collection of fungi is super fun to stitch, elegant looking, and beginner friendly too. Created using only introductory embroidery stitches, Fungus Among Us is almost entirely backstitch and single stitch, with just a few detached chains in the central mushroom top. But this is a great pattern for customization! Vary the stitches, add French knots...the possibilities are endless.
Bear With Me The bear set against a geometric background has lots of texture made from only the simplest of stitches. Made using only backstitch and a tiny amount of satin stitch on the nose and optional French knots for eyes, this pattern is very beginner friendly.
Gild the Lily More is more. When you take something that is already beautiful and add more to it, it's called "gilding the lily" or "painting the lily", as per Shakespeare. When I first stitched this pattern, I started with just lime green and black, but then I wondered how it would look in my classic emerald green. Those two options went out into the world for my wonderful customers to decide, but it was a split decision! And there were many calls for "both". So I stitched it AGAIN with both colours, and even added a little red, and voila! A pattern that breaks all the rules. You can simplify and use all one colour, or go for it and add all three for your own personal design. This one's fancy ;) And BTW, it was almost named after a pet red and white fish I had as a child that was named Ish. Ish the Fish.
Oh Snap The first inspiration in the series, no one can feel crabby when embroidering this pattern. Oh Snap I a fun pattern to make and hang, especially for crustaceans who happen to knit. But don't worry... all of the stitches are basic, introductory embroidery stitches (you can do it!). Made mostly using the backstitch (easy peasy!), it also includes just a few links (detached chain/lazy daisy) and a few optional French knots for added effect.
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