Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beginner Embroidery Kits - Learn to Embroider!

Our newest selection of beginner embroidery kits use simple patterns & basic stitches, ideal for learning how to hand embroider.  You'll find them in the Embroidery Kits section of the store!

Simply Stitched - Hand Embroidery Kits

Simply Stitched - Hand Embroidery Kit - Pooh

The Simply Stitched line of hand embroidery kits from Janlynn are perfect for beginners!  Each kit includes foundation fabric, embroidery floss, needle, and instructions.

There are 3 Simply Stitched embroidery designs featuring classic Winnie the Pooh characters, including Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore.

These delightful designs show us that sometimes simple is better.  The Pooh embroidery design would be perfect framed for baby's nursery or a young child's bedroom.

Simply Stitched - Hand Embroidery Kit - Tigger

The Simply Stitched designs are pre-printed on the fabric, so there's no need to worry about transferring patterns.  You'll be ready to start stitching right away!

A few embroidery supplies you'll want to have on hand include an embroidery hoop to hold your fabric while stitching and a pair of sharp scissors for snipping threads.

The simple designs make these kits a quick & easy embroidery project for experienced stitchers.  Great for handmade gift giving!

This is the perfect embroidery design for anyone who loves Tigger.  And, don't miss the always-lovable Eeyore - Simply Stitched Embroidery Kit.

Learn a Craft - Counted Cross Stitch Kits

The Hummingbird Duo Counted Cross Stitch Kit is from the Learn-a-Craft line of beginner embroidery kits from Dimensions.

Kit includes white cotton Aida fabric, embroidery hoop, cotton floss, needle, and instructions.

With counted cross stitch, the design is not pre-printed on the fabric.  You'll learn how to count the threads in the fabric to find the correct location for each of the X-shaped stitches.

Counted cross stitch charts show you where to place individual stitches and provide symbols for selecting the appropriate thread color.  I find that using a highlighter pen is a helpful way to keep track of where you are on the chart, especially if you have to leave your project for an extended time.

The Welcome Butterfly Counted Cross Stitch Kit is a colorful cross stitch design for beginners!  The 6" plastic hoop included in the kit can be used to frame your completed needleart for easy display.

The new Learn-a-Craft Kits include pre-sorted thread organizers!  This means that each of the floss colors are separated and identified by color number.  The organizer also shows how many strands of floss to use when using a particular color.

Cotton floss is provided in 6-strand threads and must be pulled apart to use only the number of strands indicated by the cross stitch chart.

Visit the Embroidery Kits section for details on these kits & to see our entire selection of embroidery kits for beginners and experienced stitchers, including hand embroidery kits, crewel kits, cross stitch kits, beaded stitch kits, and more!

Crafty Embroidery Blog

If you love embroidery, you won't want to miss a visit to the Feeling Stitchy blog.  This crafty blog is full of embroidery inspiration, including great tutorials, free patterns, creative embroidery projects, and more! I especially like the helpful stitching resources they provide, including links to a stitch dictionary, stitch school, and even a video library of stitches.  This is an excellent embroidery resource!

Embroidery is a relaxing craft with design options ranging from classic to contemporary. Stop by Weekend Kits today and be ready to start stitching on your next Weekend at Home.

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