Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Weaving & Needle Felting Kits

| Shillingstone, United Kingdom
22,779 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome to our Etsy shop! All orders are shipped in 1-2 working days and almost all parcels are arriving without delays, but please do check the estimated delivery times for your location to avoid any disappointment!


Last updated on Aug 26, 2021

Welcome to our Etsy shop! All orders are shipped in 1-2 working days and almost all parcels are arriving without delays, but please do check the estimated delivery times for your location to avoid any disappointment!


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Stephanie Carswell

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Stephanie Carswell


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About HawthornHandmade

Sales 22,779
On Etsy since 2013

Craft Kits for Beginners and Beyond

Here at Hawthorn Handmade, everything we do revolves around helping you to get crafty and discover your inner creative soul. Our kits are designed for beginners and give you everything you need to bring your creation to life. We’ve searched high and low for the best quality tools and materials; spent hours poring over our detailed instructions to get them just right and packaged everything up on a beautiful box ready to send straight to your door.

Our Story
Owner and kit designer Stephanie has been crafting and drawing since she can remember and spent her childhood with a pencil in hand doodling on anything and everything (including the kitchen table…!). After a brief spell in hospitality and event management, she was re-introduced to contemporary craft whilst working at a local craft centre and in 2010 branched out on her own to open her very own gallery and workshop space in North Dorset called Hawthorn. It was there that she taught herself how to needle felt on the quiet days (of which there were many!). This quickly progressed to selling her finished wool sculptures around the country at shows and exhibitions as well as teaching hundreds of keen stabbers how to magically turn fluffy wool into beautiful creatures and decorations. Her original needle felting kits evolved from these workshops, and in May 2013 after months of development, Hawthorn Handmade was born.

Stephanie’s initial 6 kits were some of the first UK made needle felting kits. It’s incredible to see how popular needle felting has become over the last 7 years or so and Stephanie is incredibly proud to have played her part in bringing this joyous craft to thousands around the world.

Since then, her love for doodling has come full circle and helped Hawthorn Handmade grow into the multi-craft design studio it is today. Stephanie’s hand-drawn embroidery and cross stitch designs, as well as her collaboration on weaving kits with her mum, Mary have turned the original side-hustle into one of the UK’s best known craft companies, partnering with key brands such as John Lewis and LoveCrafts.com.

Stephanie is still never far from a pencil, and with the support from her creative and hard-working team, is always on the lookout for that spark of inspiration for her next design…

Shop members

  • Stephanie

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Instruction Writer, Photographer

    I'm the founder and owner of Hawthorn Handmade and have been creating and making craft kits for nearly 10 years now! I'm now supported by my wonderful team but still do a lot of the day to day as well.

  • Mary


    Mary is Stephanie’s Mum. She started helping out at shows and has since become an integral part of the team, designing our weaving loom and kits, stitching sample kits and offering sage advice!

  • Becky

    Customer Service

    Becky is our Studio Manager and handles most of our customer enquiries as well as keeping everything running smoothly!

  • Claire


    Claire is the newest member of team HH and is a graphic design pro, sorting out all our packaging, instruction, labelling etc. as well as helping on product development and design.

  • Emma


    Emma heads up our packing and dispatch team, creating all of our kits in-house and then carefully wrapping up each order and seeing them on their way around the world.

  • Irina


    Irina helps Emma in the packing and dispatch team and is the fastest kit packer we've ever had! When she's not creating our kits, she's busy crocheting and running her own Etsy store.

  • Clodagh


    Clodagh is Stephanie's beautiful rescue Lurcher and is always there for Clodagh cuddles and offering a ball chasing break from the craft!

Production partners

  • Candy Box Crafts

    United Kingdom

    Candy Box Crafts are our laser cutting partner and help us create our looms and Go Stitch discs.

  • A laser cutting company

    United Kingdom

    This company cuts and prints the wood for our needle minders.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 8, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Can I sell what I’ve made?

The instructions provided and the finished items are for your personal use only. They must not be copied, reproduced or sold.

Wholesale availability

We offer all of our kits wholesale. If you would like more information about our trade prices and terms please visit our dedicated wholesale website www.hawthornhandmadewholesale.co.uk.

Can I get a tracking number?

All international orders are sent fully tracked and your tracking number will be on the shipping confirmation email.

Are there any extra charges?

Depending on where you live you may be charged taxes and fees to receive your order. These charges are your responsibility and orders that are refused and returned back to us due to unpaid charges will not be refunded.