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Gift ideas day 4 - Embroiderers

Monday, 17 November 2014

Presents for Embroiders

Welcome to day 4 of our 5 days of stitchy gifts. Today we are seeking out gifts for embroiders.  Possibly our most creative customers, we are always impressed with what they can do with a just a length of thread and some fabric.  We have tried to select some gifts for the hand embroiderer, as well as the machine embroiderer.


Our picks are…



Stocking Fillers

These pretty scissors are curved, so ideal for using in embroidery.  They are brightly coloured, we have green, pink, turquoise and purple in stock, so easy to spot if you (like us) often loose your scissors when sewing.

Embroidery Transfer

Jenny Hart started Sublime Stitching in 2001, supplying crafters with hip embroidery patterns.  We love her cool Sublime Stitching patterns and they are easy to follow.  We have a selection in stock, but thought this craft-opia one is particularly fun, and could be used to decorate sewing bags, needle cases, cardigans...




Darning Foot

A darning foot is a useful addition to your sewing machine kit, whether you are an embroider (or crafter, dressmaker or quilter).  It enables you to safety free machine stitch.  This foot is a universal fit, however let us know the make and model of your machine and we can make sure to match you with the right one.


Freehand Machine Embroidery
Poppy Treffy is well known for her handmade, quirky homewares, and her book tells you about how she creates them and also has some projects to make.  It is inspiring, not just for the techniques featured, but also for the way she uses the machine and fabric to create such interesting illustrations.


Not sure what to buy an experienced embroiderer for Christmas?  We suggest having a look at our linen ranges.  This Essex linen from Robert Kaufman is actually 55% linen and 45% cotton, which makes it crease less and have a lovely feel.  Perfect for stitching on, whether by hand or machine.
£13.00 per metre


Sulky Thread Bundle
This Sulky embroidery thread bundle is an ideal gift for a machine embroiderer.  Each reel contains 1000m of 100% rayon high quality thread.  We can tailor make bundles, so do get in touch if you have a colour request.
£22.50 for 5 reels


Folk Art Needlecraft
Inspired by contemporary and classic folk designs, this book is crammed full of projects that are fun to do and look lovely in the home.  



Father Christmas knows I've been good this year!

Brother Innov-is 955

This is fantastic machine if you want to stitch for the home, but also dip your to in the world of machine embroidery.  It comes with 70 embroidery designs, plus 126 on a CD and 100 on a USB memory stick (so a grand total of 296 stitches!).  Recent customers have bought the machine to use to create designs for items such as babies t-shirts, napkins and dog bandanas.
£599.00 till end of December 2014 (£200 discount, usually £799.00)