Get ready for winter with our polar bear embroidery kit, whether you are looking for a project to work on in the evenings, or want to buy a thoughtful Christmas gift for a creative friend.
Embroidery is a great form of stress relief, our UK made kits make lovely gifts for people who need a break.
When we designed the polar bear embroidery kit we wanted to use a dark grey fabric as a base, so the embroidery could really stand out. If you have never stitched onto a dark background before, we can’t wait for you to try it - we find it so satisfying! We will pre-stitch the outline of the polar bear onto the linen fabric for you, so you don’t have to worry about tracing the design (the worst part about stitching onto dark colours!) and can be confident that no matter what you do, even as a beginner, your polar bear will be immediately recognisable. Your task is to fill the sections of the polar bear with a range of our patterned embroidery stitches, which we will teach you when you receive the kit. We have designed the project to have a ‘paint by numbers’ style key, which tells you the thread and stitch to use in each section, so we hope you are ready to get stuck in.
To make the project really interesting to stitch, we have included a selection of different threads and seed beads for you to work with. You will receive a mixture of crewel wool and stranded cotton, in a range of white, cream and grey shades - so don’t worry about getting bored stitching everything in white, there are actually lots of different colours to use! We hope you love using a combination of thread types too - stranded cotton is smooth and silky, whereas crewel wool is fluffy and textured, which creates real variety and texture in your polar bear.
Doing embroidery is a great way to relax, whilst also keeping your brain occupied, if you have been feeling stressed and burnt out. We hope you find a real sense of calm whilst stitching this project, and also feel a massive sense of achievement once you have finished.
To make sure the project is as easy for you to complete as possible, or suitable for giving as a gift, we have included all of the supplies you will need:
- 2x Needles (1x John James embroidery needle, 1x beading needle)
- Full Instructions (A4 size booklet)
- Linen Fabric with Pre-Stitched Outline
- Backer (placed behind the fabric)
- 8” Embroidery Hoop (Elbesee Hardwood Hoop)
- Threads (DMC Stranded Cotton, Appletons Crewel Wool)
- Seed Beads (Size 11 Toho Seed Beads)
- Bobbin of Thread (for attaching beads)
Please note, the scissors shown in the photograph are for decorative purposes only and are not provided with the kit - you will need to provide your own pair.
I got this as a gift and it has been amazing great instructions and easy to follow and comes with everything! I love that it’s not discouraged to add your own twist to it and the owner is so helpful and kind, definitely telling others !!