Embroidery is a traditional craft which has seen a big resurgence in the latest years. Modern embroidery is not your grandmother’s embroidery nowadays, there are a lot more fluency and expression in the craft. Some modern embroidery kits interweave feminism, sass, or trendy geometrics, some are traditional flowers with a pop of color. In some ways, embroidery is a bit like coloring just with thread. There’s a reason some people call this art form thread painting. With a scheme and a few basic, easily learned stitches, you can start creating gorgeous artwork in no time at all!
Tools & Supplies for Getting Started with Embroidery
One of the reasons embroidery kits are such a great way to try a new craft is because they come with everything you need to get started. But if your favorite design does not, or you want to try your hand at creating an original embroidery design, here are some of the supplies you might need!
– Embroidery Hoops & Fabric
Many kits come with a hoop for you to use for that project, and it is up to you if you’d like to reuse the hoop or display your project in it.
In either case, it may be handy to have an extra hoop and some fabric around to test stitches on outside of your project. Some kits are cheaper if you provide your own hoop, which is why a collection of hoops at different sizes can be a handy purchase!
If you are cross stitching a gift, check out some of the pretty hoop options below to give your project an extra bit of pizzazz!
– Embroidery Needles, Thread, & Scissors
DMC is the undisputed champ when it comes to premium embroidery thread, and the sampler pack below of 447 colors includes every color you could possibly need. Click on the image to check it out!
DMC threads come with a hefty price tag, though, (about $ 255.00) so if you’re starting out you may prefer a more value-priced set like the one shown below.
This embroidery kit for beginners from Artesannia Handcrafts is ideal for trying out a brand new craft, (about $21.99) instead of attempting to navigate the confusion of buying your supplies separately, this kit is thoughtfully curated with only the right supplies to get you started.
This kit includes 96 colors of threads, 96 plastic bobbins with DMC numbers, needles, scissors, and many other tools that you need to make a complete embroidered design. You also can get a free ebook on how to make Friendship Bracelets.
So, what are you waiting for to try? Let’s start and Happy Handcrafting!