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Whale Embroidery Kit, Craft Kit for Beginners, Paisley Hoop Art, Modern Needlework Set, Animal Lovers Gift, DIY embroidery pattern

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  • Materials: Organic Ethical Cotton Fabric, FSC beechwood hoop, DMC embroidery threads, Preprinted pattern, Embroidery needle, High quality photo of finished design, Stitch key card, 14 page Stitch Guide, UK made Felt to back the piece

▶ Paisley Whale

This design is one of my most popular designs, with the blue and white thread colours really 'popping'. Even though it looks quite complicated, it is designed for beginners! The stitch guide inside the kit has detailed step by step photo instructions of the stitches, as well as a QR code for each stitch that will take you to a video tutorial of the stitch.

▶ Inside the Kit

I spend a lot of time finding the best materials to include in my kits, and ensuring they're environmentally responsible and ethical. I offset all of the carbon involved in delivering the supplies to me, and delivering the kits to you, and when you receive the kit, it will be inside recycled packaging.
My kits are made by me, in my studio in Edinburgh.

All Kit types include:

◇DMC 6 stranded cotton embroidery threads -→ Grown in South America, made in France
◇FSC wooden hoop -→ Made in the UK by Elbesee using FSC Beechwood
◇14 page stitch guide -→ Printed in the UK on FSC paper using non toxic ink
◇Project Instruction sheet for the kit type
◇Pre-printed pattern on water soluble, adhesive stabiliser (Stick and Stitch) -→ Made in the USA (By Sulky), printed in my studio on my laser printer. I recycle my toner cartridges, and buy re-filled cartridges. The solvy itself is made from a polyvinyl alcohol - the same material that dishwasher/washing liquidtabs are contained in.
◇ Embroidery needle -→ from The Needle Company Ltd (based in England). Sadly, there's no company making needles in the UK any more - not that I've found anyway. They all talk about their history but don't explicitly say where they make their needles. So presume every needle you get in a kit is made in China. Yes even those "England's finest" ones. I'd love if someone got in touch to let me know of a company making needles in the UK though!
◇High quality printed full size photo of the finished design, with a stitch key on the reverse-→ Litho printed on FSC paper in the UK.

The Hoop Kit includes:

◇Organic, ethical 100% cotton fabric -→ Grown & made in India by a family business, who recycle their water and use low impact dyes
◇ 30% Wool/70% Viscose felt, made in the UK. I have a vegan alternative available too (leave a note when you checkout!)
◇Packaged in a beautiful gift box, printed in the UK on FSC paper

The Tote Kit includes:

◇GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) ethically made 100% cotton tote bag
◇ Fusible iron-on medium weight interfacing to protect the stitches inside the bag - Made in Germany
◇Packaged in a beautiful gift box, printed in the UK on FSC paper

The Cushion Kit includes:

◇Double the quantity of DMC thread as the other kits (The pre-printed pattern is larger)
◇Organic, ethical 100% cotton fabric -→ Grown & made in India by a family business, who recycle their water and use low impact dyes
◇The fabric is a heavier fabric than the other kit types, and is sewn into a cushion by a women's cooperative in Kerala, India
◇Cushion dimensions: 45cm X 45cm/18" X 18"
◇ Fusible iron-on medium weight interfacing to protect the stitches inside the cushion - Made in Germany
◇Packaged in a gorgeous recycled kraft bag, printed in the UK

The Banner Kit includes:

◇Organic, ethical 100% cotton fabric -→ Grown & made in India by a family business, who recycle their water and use low impact dyes
◇ Magnetic wooden banner ends with twine hanger affixed to the top
◇Packaged in a beautiful gift box, printed in the UK on FSC paper

▶ Find me online & show off your creations!

◇Stitch of the week
Every Monday, I pick my favourite completed Paraffle design that's been shared with me, and the winner gets a free PDF pattern of their choice!

Instagram: @paraffle_embroidery
Facebook: www.facebook.com/paraffleembroidery/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.co.uk/paraffle/
Tiktok: @paraffleembroidery
Website: www.paraffle-embroidery.com


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©Sammy Bishop - Paraffle Embroidery - 2022
This pattern is for personal use only. You may not sell items made from this design, or reproduce/share the pattern.

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991 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Loved it! I hadn't embroidered since school but the pattern and instructions were easy to follow and I really enjoyed doing it too. Would definitely order again!

Kathryn Dawson 18 Apr, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This was the perfect kit to learn with! I've been wanting to get into embroidery for a while now but all the beginner kits seemed too simple or just not my style. This kit is exactly what I wanted - beautiful and intricate but do-able, with the opportunity to practise a bunch of different stitches. I've got an end product that I'm genuinely proud of. I'm already excited to start my next Paraffle kit!

Josie 02 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I loved making this! I’d decided to try embroidery for a new quarantine hobby and this was perfect. The instructions are clear and everything is all ready for you to jump in right away. My only problem is that I finished it in 2 days. Is there a crafting equivalent to binge watching? That’s definitely what I did with this, I couldn’t put it down.

Trish D 29 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Just finished my whale and purchased two more kits! The kit is incredible, and I had so much fun. My stitches certainly aren't perfect, but I look forward to practicing. The instructions, pattern, material are all top notch. Just wonderful all around.

Becky Farrell 16 Mar, 2021

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