penguinandfish

Lovely, quirky hand embroidery patterns, kits, plush

Minnesota, United States · 1224 Sales

penguinandfish

Lovely, quirky hand embroidery patterns, kits, plush

Minnesota, United States 1224 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   The cutest Animal ABCs embroidery pattern collection on the market!

Penguin & Fish patterns are easy for beginners and quick for experienced embroiderers.

Each printable pattern includes complete instructions, full-color stitch and embroidery color guide, and pattern. Includes an additional pattern in reverse.

Don’t want to print the patterns yourself? Penguin & Fish embroidery patterns are also available pre-printed with the bonus of an iron-on transfer.

Want to make a quick and crafty gift for a baby shower? Finish one of our 10 embroidery wall art kits for the nursery, or give the kit to the crafty mom-to-be.

Please feel free to email me (Alyssa) with any questions. Or let me know what your first crafting experience was. I’d love to hear from you.
alyssa [at] penguinandfish [dot] com

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What recent customers are saying:

“I think this [Jellyfish Wall Art Kit] is so cute and its even better in person, P&F has the best stuff for beginning embroiderers simple cute and beautiful. I hope to keep with P&F as i get more experience as a needle artist.” - Jennifer

“Perfect, adorable, and easy. Fast shipping and adorable packaging, too. Thank you!” - Karen

“This [H Hedgehog instant download pdf] is an adorable pattern, and easy to complete.” - Kimberly

“These are so cute, all of them - I have all the letters for my daughter's name and am going to hang them in her room. The patterns are very well marked and easy to use, even for a novice. And the faces are so cute - I love these!” plumqueen05

“Adorable! Excellent pattern, clear instructions, high quality materials [Hedgehog Wall Art Kit]. I love Penguin & Fish!” - gordonrf

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Receive a FREE Picnic Pals Minis embroidery pattern when you sign up for our newsletter:

http://forms.aweber.com/form/98/813690398.htm

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Be sure to check out my book, Sew & Stitch Embroidery, published by F+W Media. It shares how to transform simple sewing projects into adorable embroidered toys, accessories and home decor items—all in lovely and quirky Penguin & Fish style. You’ll even learn how to stitch our large embroideries (Octopus Quilt anyone?).

http://penguinandfish.com/sewandstitchembroidery

Did you know I design fabric too? It’s produced by Clothworks Textiles and is completely organic. Check out the collections by clicking the link below.

http://penguinandfish.com/fabric

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For wholesale information please contact me (Alyssa) at alyssa [at] penguinandfish [dot] com

Announcement

The cutest Animal ABCs embroidery pattern collection on the market!

Penguin & Fish patterns are easy for beginners and quick for experienced embroiderers.

Each printable pattern includes complete instructions, full-color stitch and embroidery color guide, and pattern. Includes an additional pattern in reverse.

Don’t want to print the patterns yourself? Penguin & Fish embroidery patterns are also available pre-printed with the bonus of an iron-on transfer.

Want to make a quick and crafty gift for a baby shower? Finish one of our 10 embroidery wall art kits for the nursery, or give the kit to the crafty mom-to-be.

Please feel free to email me (Alyssa) with any questions. Or let me know what your first crafting experience was. I’d love to hear from you.
alyssa [at] penguinandfish [dot] com

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What recent customers are saying:

“I think this [Jellyfish Wall Art Kit] is so cute and its even better in person, P&F has the best stuff for beginning embroiderers simple cute and beautiful. I hope to keep with P&F as i get more experience as a needle artist.” - Jennifer

“Perfect, adorable, and easy. Fast shipping and adorable packaging, too. Thank you!” - Karen

“This [H Hedgehog instant download pdf] is an adorable pattern, and easy to complete.” - Kimberly

“These are so cute, all of them - I have all the letters for my daughter's name and am going to hang them in her room. The patterns are very well marked and easy to use, even for a novice. And the faces are so cute - I love these!” plumqueen05

“Adorable! Excellent pattern, clear instructions, high quality materials [Hedgehog Wall Art Kit]. I love Penguin & Fish!” - gordonrf

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Receive a FREE Picnic Pals Minis embroidery pattern when you sign up for our newsletter:

http://forms.aweber.com/form/98/813690398.htm

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Be sure to check out my book, Sew & Stitch Embroidery, published by F+W Media. It shares how to transform simple sewing projects into adorable embroidered toys, accessories and home decor items—all in lovely and quirky Penguin & Fish style. You’ll even learn how to stitch our large embroideries (Octopus Quilt anyone?).

http://penguinandfish.com/sewandstitchembroidery

Did you know I design fabric too? It’s produced by Clothworks Textiles and is completely organic. Check out the collections by clicking the link below.

http://penguinandfish.com/fabric

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For wholesale information please contact me (Alyssa) at alyssa [at] penguinandfish [dot] com

Alyssa Thomas

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IRON ON Transfer printed ABC Animal pattern
US$8.00
Z Zebra INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF embroidery pattern
US$6.00
O Owl INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF embroidery pattern
US$6.00
F Fox INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF embroidery pattern
US$6.00
K Koala INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF embroidery pattern
US$6.00
D Dog INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF embroidery pattern
US$6.00
KIT embroidery jellyfish wall art
US$18.00
L Lion INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF embroidery pattern
US$6.00
F Fox INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF embroidery pattern
US$6.00
No Monster Here Children's Book
US$16.95
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About

Let's Sew & Stitch Embroidery

Alyssa started Penguin & Fish in 2004 as a hobby to create lovely and quirky hand embroidery patterns, embroidery kits, sewing patterns, and artful plush. Today, Penguin & Fish’s products can be found in quilting, sewing, gift and children's stores worldwide. Her book, Sew & Stitch Embroidery is now available! http://penguinandfish.com/sewandstitchembroidery

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  • Alyssa Thomas

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    Alyssa Thomas is an illustrator, designer, and artist. As a child, Alyssa would make everything from beaded bracelets to large papier maché masks and then barter with her brothers at the “trading post” outside her bedroom door.

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Last updated on July 16, 2014
Hi all! Please feel free to contact me via convo or email at alyssa [!at] studiocollective.com if you have any questions about anything.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Please make sure to pay at the time of purchase. I accept payment through PayPal. Feel free to contact me if you have any problems with the Etsy and PayPal payment process. I'd be happy to help.
Shipping
After I receive your payment I will ship your item within 7 business days. Custom orders may take longer and are determined on a case to case basis.

I now ship most items via First-Class Mail through the United States Postal Service unless otherwise stated in the description. Please contact me (via convo or email at alyssa [!at] studiocollective.com) to request a different shipping method.

A note to international buyers: Any duties and/or taxes are to be paid by buyer, Penguin & Fish is not responsible for any duty charges. Sorry Canadian buyers, sadly this may apply to you.

If there is a discrepancy between your Etsy shipping address and your Paypal shipping address, I will default to your Etsy address. Please double check that you've entered it correctly.
Refunds and Exchanges
I cannot currently accept returns. Please contact me if your order is incorrect. Penguin & Fish is not responsible for lost or damaged packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
WORK ENVIRONMENT
All Penguin & Fish items are made in an animal free and smoke free environment.

TAX
Sales tax is charged to Minnesota buyers via Paypal at the time of purchase. Below is the tax breakdown:
Minnesota State residents: 6.875%
Transit Improvement Tax for Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington County residents: add 0.25%
Hennepin County residents: add 0.15%

CUSTOM WORK
I occasionally do custom orders. Please contact me (via convo or email at info [!at] penguinandfish.com) if you would like something custom made for you. Custom orders require full payment before I begin work.

WHOLESALE & CONSIGNMENT
I do occasionally take wholesale orders. Please contact me for more information. I don't usually do consignment, but if you think we'd be a great fit, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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EMBROIDERY MATERIALS & TIPS

Embroidery Floss: In a craft store, embroidery floss is usually in the cross stitch isle. You can just ask where the embroidery floss is and they should be able to direct you to the right place. To pick out what color floss you want to stitch with, it's best to bring the pattern to the craft store with you, because then you can hold up all the colors next to each other to see what you like the best. Or you can just get a variety pack which is what I do. DMC is the brand that most people use, but sometimes there are cheaper more generic brands that work just as well. Embroidery thread has six threads twisted together, and usually for embroidery you only need three. So once you cut the thread to the length you want to work with, then pull it apart so you have 2 strands with 3 threads each (instead of 1 strand with 6 threads).

Fabric Hoop: This is a hoop that will hold your fabric in place. You don't need one of these but it makes embroidering easier because your fabric will be held flat and taut. With a stretchy fabric (like in a onesie) just make sure not to stretch the fabric in the hoop. You may want to purchase a stabilizer fabric when stitching onto stretchy fabric.

Transferring design: I do this with a light table and a water soluble purple transfer marker. If you don't have a light table you can tape the pattern and fabric to a window and trace the design there. You can get the water soluble marker at a craft store. I like using one of those because the marker lines come out of the fabric easily. You could also use an iron on transfer pencil. If you use one of those then you take the last page of the pattern where the image is reversed... then you draw over all the lines with the iron on transfer pencil... then flip the paper over and iron it directly onto your fabric. The only thing that I don't like as much with this method is that the lines from the pencil are permanent.

Embroidery Needle: Embroidery needles are usually a little longer needles, about 2 - 3 inches long maybe. They have larger eyes so that you can thread them easily. They will probably say embroidery needle on the packaging. A sales person in the craft store should be able to help with this.

The only other thing you'll need is a good movie to watch while you're stitching away.

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to convo me or contact me (Alyssa) at info [at] penguinandfish [dot] com