Tuesday 1st February 2022
It’s National Embroidery Month and to celebrate, we have got some brand new embroidery kits by Hannah Burbury!
Based in the UK, Hannah Burbury is a designer whose embroidery kits are inspired by the beauty of nature. We have many different kits to choose from, ranging from embroidery hoops to hanging heart decorations.
Each of these kits comes with everything you’ll need to make the projects. Along with the hoop and threads, there’s even a beautiful step-by-step workbook with easy to follow instructions and photographs suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike! All the designs have been lovingly hand-drawn by Hannah and pre-printed onto the fabric, offering a vintage charm to these kits which I think is lovely and should appeal to many-a-stitcher.
UPDATE (01/02/2022) – We will be launching the Hannah Burbury Designs embroidery kits on our website this afternoon.
I thought it would also be good to point out that all the kits come in eco-friendly packaging; the packaging, stickers, and paper are all made from recycled materials and are plastic-free.
I was lucky enough to be given a couple of these kits as Christmas presents by my Mum and I have recently made the ‘Willow’ embroidery hoop (on the right).
I started doing embroidery early last year and the hoop sizes I’ve been working with have ranged from approx. 6-7 inches. The hoop size for this project however was a little bit smaller, roughly 5 inches in diameter. The design was packed with detail, which meant I had to be very neat and precise with my stitching. I personally liked that about the kit because it made me focus on what I was doing and where I was placing my needle.
Like many other embroidery kits, this one came with the essential materials I needed e.g. pre-printed fabric, DMC embroidery threads, embroidery hoop, needle, etc. However, as an added bonus, it also came with a piece of wool felt which I could use to cover up my stitches round the back of the hoop once I’d finished. Usually, I’ve had to buy a piece of felt separately, so I was pleasantly surprised that this was included in the kit.
I did this project over the course of 2-3 weeks, but bear in mind I was also flitting between work and other things. So whenever I had a spare minute (or a couple of hours), I would sit down on the sofa and do some stitching and it only took me approx. 1 week (or less) to complete.
Overall I really enjoyed this project and I’m really looking forward to making the second embroidery kit really soon! If you would like to have a go at making the ‘Willow’ embroidery kit, you can find it here on our website.
Thank you all so much for reading this month’s blog. I will be back in March to celebrate the beginning of Spring with the arrival of our first fabric collection for 2022, Lewis & Irene’s ‘Celtic Dreams’ and we’ll have more news and updates on all the latest products and fabrics for sale at Sew-Drops!