As many of you know, I love all things sewing and embroidery! I’m always keen to develop new skills and learn new stitches (I seem to get stuck with split stitch sometimes!). For Christmas I received a beautiful teapot sewing kit designed by Nancy Nicholson (thank you Helen and Keith!) and I finished it yesterday, so I thought I’d do a little review of it here.
The kit is really well-designed and would appeal to anyone who enjoys sewing – it’s a great introduction to new stitches if you’re a beginner, and is a good way of putting your skills into practice if you have more experience. Nancy has designed the kit so that you can practice the stitches on the fabric along the lines of the helpful diagrams that show you how to stitch.
Once you have stitched on the practice panel, you can keep this forever in a sample book or your sewing notebook, to remind you of how to do the stitches. This is such a good idea – I’m forever forgetting things if I don’t practice, so this will be really useful! I’ve learnt how do do some new stitches here, and have revisited some older ones too. Couching stitch was new to me, but it is really effective.
The kit comes in a lovely little bag which can be embroidered as well – what a sweet idea!
Another great thing about this kit is that you can quite easily put it down and come back to it again, so I’ve really enjoyed doing little bits of it on an evening. I think I must have started doing it about 10 days ago – I’m working on the bag now that I’ve finished!
You can simply cut out the finished embroidery and frame it, or use the panel for a cushion or another project if you wish. I’m going to frame it and hang it up in our new kitchen when we get it done later this year.
You can buy this kit (and other lovely ones too) through Nancy’s website – she is happy to take custom orders and also has a lovely blog too! 🙂