SURFACE EMBROIDERY KITS

Surface embroidery is traditional embroidery stitches such as satin stitch, stem stitch, french knots worked on a solid fabric such as silk or cotton fabric.

Tropical Bird  |  2-sided Apple Blossoms  |  2-sided Blossom Branch

Bird or Paradise  |  Dragonfly  |  Floral Motif  |  Tree Motif

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Tropical Bird Front

Tropical Bird Back

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TROPICAL BIRD

2-SIDED EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUE

The Tropical bird is worked in a single strand of Au Ver A Soie Silk thread on silk ground fabric. The embroidery is worked in satin stitch, fly stitch, buttonhole stitch, spangles and stem stitch as reversible stitches so that the back of the embroidery is well executed as the front. The fabric comes with the design drawn on and the detailed instruction booklet has lots of diagrams and tips to guide you through this interesting technique.

The tropical bird is for intermediate to advanced stitchers. Experience in satin stitch is an asset. I recommend working the tropical flower first.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 1/4 inches (8 cm)     Width: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  Colour Pictures of the Front and Back of the Embroidery  •  5 Shades of Au Ver a Soie Silk Thread  •  Gold Spangles  •  One No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needles  •  One Piece of Silk Dupioni Fabric 11 inches by 11 inches (25 cm by 25 cm)

KIT COST

Tropical Bird 2-Sided Embroidery Kit: $50.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend a stretcher bar frame to work the 2-sided embroidery in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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The tropical bird kit comes with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

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Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

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Apple Bossoms (1): 2-Sided Embroidery

Front

Apple Blossoms (1): 2-Sided Embroidery

Back

Apple Blossoms (2): 2-Sided Embroidery

Front

Apple Blossoms (2): 2-Sided Embroidery

Back

 

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APPLE BLOSSOMS: 2-SIDED (REVERSIBLE) EMBROIDERY

The apple blossoms are reversible embroidery worked on one piece of fabric. This unusual technique was traditionally used to adorn flags, so that the fabric was light enough to blow in the wind.

Detailed instructions with lots of diagrams simplify this impressive looking technique. The embroidery is worked in a single strand of No. 8 Perle cotton which is an easy thread to work the two-sided stitches in. There are two designs to choose from and two pieces of fabric in the kit.

The flowers are worked in a padded satin stitch, the smaller leaves are worked in a satin stitch or padded satin stitch an the larger leaves are worked in long and short stitch using two colours. The buds are worked in a padded satin stitch and stems worked in stem stitch. The branch is worked in long and short stitch. 

This is a great design for learning the principles of hand embroidery and improving your embroidery technique such as the control of angle, placement and spacing of stitches.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE (Each Design - Two Designs)

Height: 6 inches (10 cm)     Width: 6 inches (10 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  Colour Pictures of the Front and Back of the Embroideries  •  7 Reels of DMC No. 8 Perle Cotton   •  One No. 7 Crewel Embroidery Needles  •  Two Pieces of Polyester Taffeta Fabric 14 inches by 14 inches (35 cm by 35 cm)  •  One Sheet of Clear Plastic to Keep the Embroidery Clean

KIT COST

Apple Blossoms 2-Sided Embroidery Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work the 2-sided embroidery in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

12 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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The 2-sided embroidery kit comes with one No. 7 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of 15 Crewel Embroidery Needles Size 7: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

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I display my two Apple Blossoms embroideries in a two sided Perspex frame that I purchased from Michaels craft store, please see the front and back of the frames below.

Apple Blossoms 2-Sided Embroidery: Front

Both designs in two sperate frames but can be framed in one frame next to each other.

Apple Blossoms 2-Sided Embroidery: Back

 

Blossom Branch: 2-Sided Embroidery

Front

Blossom Branch: 2-Sided Embroidery

Back

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BLOSSOM BRANCH: 2-SIDED (REVERSIBLE) EMBROIDERY

The blossom Branch is a reversible embroidery worked on one piece of fabric. This unusual technique was traditionally used to adorn flags, so that the fabric was light enough to blow in the wind.

Detailed instructions with lots of diagrams simplify this impressive looking technique. The embroidery is worked in a single strand of No. 8 Perle cotton which is an easy thread to work the two-sided stitches in.

The flowers are worked in a padded satin stitch, the smaller leaves are worked in a satin stitch or padded satin stitch an the larger leaves are worked in long and short stitch using two colours. The buds are worked in a padded satin stitch and stems worked in stem stitch. The branch is worked in long and short stitch. 

This is a great design for learning the principles of hand embroidery and improving your embroidery technique such as the control of angle, placement and spacing of stitches.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 6 inches (15 cm)     Width: 10 inches (25 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  Colour Pictures of the Front and Back of the Embroidery  •  7 Reels of DMC No. 8 Perle Cotton  •  Two No. 7 Crewel Embroidery Needles  •  One Piece of Taffeta fabric 20 inches by 20 inches (50 cm by 50 cm)  •  One Piece of Clear Plastic to Keep Embroidery Clean

KIT COST

Blossom Branch 2-Sided Embroidery Kit: $58.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work the 2-sided embroidery in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

17 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $18.00 Canadian Dollars

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The 2-sided embroidery kit comes with one No. 7 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of 15 Crewel Embroidery Needles Size 7: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

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BIRD OF PARADISE

SURFACE EMBROIDERY

The Bird of Paradise is an intermediate Modern Jacobean technique.

The kit comes with instructions and diagrams for each stitch. The silk fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin which are numbered for your convenience.

Working the embroidery: A piece of metallic leather and organza fabrics are applied to a silk background fabric. A variety of different embroidery stitches are  worked on the design using DMC floss and Kreinik Metallic #4 Braid. These combined with the needle lace leaves gives this traditional Jacobean design a modern touch.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 7 inches (17 1/2 cm)     Width: 4 1/4 inches (10 3/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  A Range of 10 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss  •  1 No. 10 Embroidery Needle  •  A Piece of Gold Kid Leather  •  Organza Fabrics Backed with BondnHeat  •  A Reel of Krenik Gold Metallic #4 Braid  •  A Piece of Ivory Silk Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

View the DMC embroidery cotton chart to see the colour the silk fabrics are closest too.

Bird of Paradise Modern Jacobean Kit: $45.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Modern Jacobean in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Modern Jacobean kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

 

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DRAGONFLY

SURFACE EMBROIDERY

The Dragonfly is an intermediate Modern Jacobean technique.

The kit comes with instructions and diagrams for each stitch. The silk fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin which are numbered for your convenience.

Working the embroidery: A piece of metallic leather and organza fabrics are applied to a silk background fabric. A variety of different embroidery stitches are  worked on the design using DMC floss and Kreinik Metallic #4 Braid. These combined with the needle lace wings on the dragonfly gives this traditional Jacobean design a modern touch.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/4 cm)     Width: 4 1/2 inches (11 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  A Range of 10 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss  •  1 No. 10 Embroidery Needle  •  A Piece of Silver Kid Leather  •  Organza Fabrics Backed with BondnHeat  •  A Reel of Silver Metallic #4 Braid  •  A Piece of Ivory Silk Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

View the DMC embroidery cotton chart to see the colour the silk fabrics are closest too.

Dragonfly Modern Jacobean Kit: $45.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Silk Fabric Colour: View Cart


I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Modern Jacobean in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Modern Jacobean kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

 

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Original Design by Beppy Berlin

 

 

 

 

FLORAL MOTIF

SURFACE EMBROIDERY Kit of the Month

The Floral Motif is a beginners Modern Jacobean technique.

The kit comes with instructions and diagrams for each stitch. The silk fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin which are numbered for your convenience.

Working the embroidery: A piece of metallic leather and organza fabrics are applied to a silk background fabric. A variety of different embroidery stitches are  worked on the design using DMC floss and Kreinik Metallic #4 Braid. The sparkle from the leather and metallic threads gives this traditional Jacobean design a modern touch. 

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 1/2 inches (8 3/4 cm)     Width: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  A Range of 8 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss  •  1 No. 10 Embroidery Needle  •  A Piece of Silver Kid Leather  •  Organza Fabrics Backed with BondnHeat  •  A Reel of Krenik Silver Metallic #4 Braid  •  A Piece of Ivory Silk Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST Kit of the Month

Floral Motif Modern Jacobean Kit: $45.00 Canadian Dollars, Kit of the Month Price: $39.00

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Modern Jacobean in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Modern Jacobean kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

Mahogany (Copper) Silk Fabric

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Original Design by Beppy Berlin

 

 

TREE MOTIF

SURFACE EMBROIDERY

The Tree Motif is an intermediate Modern Jacobean technique.

The kit comes with instructions and diagrams for each stitch. The silk fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin which are numbered for your convenience.

Working the embroidery: A piece of metallic leather and organza fabrics are applied to a silk background fabric. A variety of different embroidery stitches are  worked on the design using DMC floss and Kreinik Metallic #4 Braid. These combined with the needle lace leaves gives this traditional Jacobean design a modern touch.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 1/2 inches (11 1/4 cm)     Width: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  A Range of 10 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss  •  1 No. 10 Embroidery Needle  •  A Piece of Gold Kid Leather  •  Organza Fabrics Backed with BondnHeat  •  A Reel of Krenik Gold Metallic #4 Braid  •  A Piece of Ivory Silk Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

View the DMC embroidery cotton chart to see the colour the silk fabric is are closest too.

Tree Motif Modern Jacobean Kit: with Light Mahogany (Copper) Silk Fabric: $48.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity:


I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Modern Jacobean in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Modern Jacobean kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

 

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