What does an embroidery kit contain?
If someone familiar with the subject won't have a problem with it, a beginner may find this stage a bit draining and sometimes even discouraging. Choosing the right fabric, threads, needles, and accessories requires knowledge of their parameters and the ability to correlate them with the overall project.
That's why we recommend beginners of cross-stitch embroidery to use ready-made kits for counted cross-stitch embroidery, which include everything necessary for embroidery: clean fabric, needle(s), threads matched in quantity and color, execution instructions (in English and abbreviated in Polish), and sometimes additional finishing elements such as beads, pendants, embroidery hoops, or mat boards. By purchasing ready-made kits, we invest in quality and the assurance that the time spent on embroidery will be worthwhile.
Such kits are prepared by teams of designers who refine the smallest details of the pattern, from color schemes to types of stitches. They select the most suitable materials using their original products not available on the general market. After completing such kits, they give the impression of a "painted picture" and are difficult to replicate.
Ready-made embroidery kits are also highly popular among experienced embroiderers. Manufacturers offer sets with different levels of difficulty. Advanced kits, once completed, produce masterpieces of the art of embroidery. They participate in prestigious competitions and exhibitions, earning recognition and admiration. That's why it's worth getting acquainted with the best brands from the beginning of your cross-stitch embroidery journey. We particularly recommend kits from manufacturers such as Dimensions, Design Works, Janlynn, Merejka, RTO, Lanarte, and Vervaco.
The basic version of a kit includes:
1. Graphic pattern (color or black and white)
3. Fabric: linen, Aida cloth, or evenweave fabric
Example contents of kits from selected manufacturers: