The Stitchery Embroidery Kit: Fireside

Nicki designed this little fireside Christmas scene inspired by a gorgeous vintage French stamp that an instagram friend was selling.  It was created for the group at her first Stitchery Retreat and is a good, easy, stitch for beginners relying mostly on straight stitch. 

The kit includes a 10” square piece of hand-printed antique linen together with the threads and instructions required to complete the pattern.  The finished piece is approximately 8cm by 6cm and could be personalised further with a few words from a favourite Christmas carol or Seasons Greetings for someone you love. 

It is important to Nicki that packaging and storage for her work is beautiful as well as functional.  Kits from The Stitchery are packed in beautiful, sturdy, textured card folders that close with a hand-dyed silk ribbon.  This means that they make lovely gifts as well as providing a home for your work in between stitching sessions.

To complete the kit you will also need a packet of needles (a size 5 is a good all-rounder for beginners), a pair of small, sharp, needlework scissors and 5” embroidery hoop.

All of The Stitchery kits have been completed by complete beginners but they do rate their kits on a scale of 1-3 to help you

The ratings are

1) Absolute beginner

2) Enthusiastic beginner

3) Accomplished beginner

This kit is rated - 3 - for Accomplished Beginners and above.