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About Hand Embroidery Kits

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good embroidery project. Whether you enjoy stitching florals, animals, or contemporary designs, you’ll find everything you need right here at OnBuy. This huge range of different hand embroidery kits offer you a diverse choice of patterns and even types of stitching. From cross stitch to embroidery, punch needle to ribbon embroidery, there is a ready made kit for you. The perfect compact treat for when you want to try something new or even if you’re looking to make that special someone’s day. Included in every kit is the embroidery hoop, fabric, pattern, thread and needle you will need - it’s all in the box so you don’t need to worry about missing any of the required equipment. Looking to add to your sewing kit? Check out DMC embroidery threads or our selection of embroidery patterns.

Types of hand embroidery kits available

Trying to choose between cross stitch and embroidery? Here is a handy guide. Cross stitch is so called because the stitches you make in the pattern form like little crosses. As such, you build an image which is very similar to creating art with pixels - lots of tiny squares coming together to make an image. Cross stitch gives a very uniform and flat texture, perfect for framing your masterpiece when you’re done.

If you’re looking for a stitching kit that gives a lot of freedom, an embroidery kit is a great option. You still follow a pattern but the stitches used are much more fluid. You can create all kinds of unique textures using different techniques to create a piece that you just can’t help but touch (gently). Ribbon embroidery is exactly what it sounds like - embroidery using ribbons. The ribbons used in this technique offer some really unique texture and 3D elements to your piece. They can be used to create realistic-looking flower petals among other accents. These pieces are best displayed in a shadow box frame or without a frame at all so you can admire every facet.

Punch needle is a fairly new, relatively easy craft to get into. This technique creates an image with a texture that resembles a rug - lots of loops of soft yarn you just can’t help running your fingers across. It’s perfect for images of leaves and flowers and abstract patterns and has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. It’s also fairly simple and doesn’t require too much experience to complete a beautiful piece. Many crafters who enjoy punch needle embroidery display their pieces on an embroidery hoop so they can admire the texture of their work fully.

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