5 things you need to get started with hand embroidery

things you need for embroidery

If your looking for a new hobby hand embroidery might just be the one for you.

The most wonderful thing is you really don’t need a lot to get started and it can be very inexpensive to start with if you would like to just test the water and see if you like it.

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things you need for embroidery

The easiest option would be to purchase an embroidery kit.

All the kits here at Hope & Hart have everything you need to get started.

Pre-printed fabric for ease and detailed beginner instructions make it the perfect place to start you can find a selection below of by clicking here

1. Embroidery Hoop and Fabric

Choosing your embroidery hoop is the first step.

Make your life easier and invest in a good quality hoop, there are so many to chose from whether it’s wooden or plastic.

Click here for my favourite beginner hoop

Cotton Fabric is a great place to start and a lighter shade so you can transfer your image easily.

Click here for my favourite fabric to work with

2. Needle

 

For your embroidery needle start with a multi pack because you will learn which needle your most comfortable using.

Make your need eye of the needle is large enough for your thread to avoid getting frustrated.

My favourite needle is a size 5

Click here for a great starter pack of needles

3. Embroidery Threads

 

Embroidery threads are very important. Personally I would always invest in a higher quality thread.

They are easier to work with, they come in a better range of colours and they won’t break and knot as easily as cheaper ones.

Click here for Premium DMC Threads

Click here for a Basic Starter Pack

4. The Right Transfer Pen

 

Transferring your design onto your fabric is best done with a heat erasable pen.

You don’t have to wash it off it can be removed simply by running a warm hairdryer over it. 

You also won’t be left with a permanent outline if you change your mind like with a biro.

Click here for my favourite pen.

5. Embroidery Scissors

Now embroidery scissors aren’t exactly essential for hand embroidery any scissors you have around the house will do the job but having a set of embroidery scissors will make your life easier.

They are small enough to get into tight areas, shape and easy to handle around your delicate work.

you don’t want to snip your fabric by mistake half way through your project.

Click here for the classic stork shape

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I share tips, tricks and lots of beautiful designs for you to try at home

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