This kits has been developed in collaboration with the British handmade pottery company Emma Bridgewater. We are thrilled to bring you this pretty sewing kit inspired by the lovely motifs in the Emma Bridgewater Lovebirds pattern.
Emma Bridgewater, have an ethos to make your everyday a little bit nicer. Chiming perfectly with this heart-felt desire, and in the spirit of the romantic, folk craft-inspired Lovebirds collection, the kit contains everything you need to hand-sew a timeless handkerchief keepsake for your sweetheart (and one to keep for yourself). Take time out to stitch the decorative birds, hearts and flowers onto the cotton hankies, and be sure
to leave room for your lover’s initials, and perhaps your own.
We hope that you will enjoy the task at hand; it might even inspire you to take up the habit.
This kit is designed for any skill level, from beginner to experienced stitcher. You will use two different stitches - blanket stitch and cross stitch. In this kit you will find everything you need to stitch up two handkerchiefs.
- Two 100% cotton handkerchiefs
- Four swatches of 14 count Zweigart aida
- Plenty of thread in the dark and bright red
- A couple of embroidery needles and a couple of pins
- A guide on how to stitch your piece, cross stitch plans and a guide to personalise the handkerchiefs
- An embroidery hoop
In addition to the materials in the kit, you will also need some sharp scissors and a pair of tweezers.
The handkerchiefs will each take 8-10 hours to stitch and measure 40 x 40cm. They can be handwashed in lukewarm water, but shouldn't be machine washed.