BIRD NEEDLE PAINTING KITS

Needle Painting also known as thread painting is a hand embroidery technique blending long and short stitches to create realistic pictures. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroideries Click Here!

I offer Needle Painting kits in the following subjects.  Click on the subjects below or scroll down the page.

Baby Burrowing Owl  |   Burrowing Owl  |  Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch  |  Chickadee on Blossom Branch  |  Pygmy Owl  |  Red Poll

Robin on Berry Branch  |  Robin on Blossom Branch  |  Robin in Grass

Example of Bird Needle Painting Instructions  |  Needle Painting Topics Page

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Baby Burrowing Owl

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BABY BURROWING OWL

The Baby Burrowing Owl is a beginners needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

The Baby Burrowing Owl is also one of the designs featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book, The great advantage of having the kit and the book is that the kit comes with detailed instructions will lots of diagrams to work the embroidery and the book comes with step-by-step colour photos of the stages of the embroidery as a visual guide to keep you on right track. The A-Z of Thread Painting book is not required to work the embroidery but is an excellent asset if you are new to the technique.

Working the embroidery: The Baby Burrowing Owl is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together.

This technique will give an embroiderer good practice in the long and short technique, gaining the skills the embroiderer needs to tackle the more advanced needle painting projects i.e. the red fox and the field mouse.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 inches (10 cm)     Width: 2 1/2 inches (5 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 13 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Printed on the Fabric

KIT COST

Baby Burrowing Owl Needle Painting Kit: $48.00 Canadian Dollars

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A-Z of Thread Painting Book: $29.95 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Owl design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Baby Burrowing Owl Design: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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BURROWING OWL

The Burrowing Owl is an intermediate to advanced needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Burrowing Owl is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 1/2 inches (9 cm)     Width: 2 1/4 inches (5 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 13 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Printed on the Fabric

KIT COST

Burrowing Owl Needle Painting Kit: $48.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Owl design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Burrowing Owl Design: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

Close up of the Head

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EASTERN BLUE BIRD ON BLOSSOM BRANCH

The Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch is an intermediate needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Blue Bird is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)     Width: 3 1/4 inches (8 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 24 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches (28 cm) by 11 inches (28 cm) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Needle Painting Kit: $48.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Eastern Blue Bird design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Design: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch

Close up of the Head

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EASTERN BLUE BIRD ON PINE BRANCH

The Eastern Blue Bird on Prine Branch is an beginners needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Blue Bird is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together. The branch is worked in chain stitch and the pine needles in stem stitch.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 inches (10 cm)     Width: 2 1/2 inches (6 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 23 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches (28 cm) by 11 inches (28 cm) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch Needle Painting Kit: $48.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Eastern Blue Bird design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch Design: $13.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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Chickadee on Blossom Branch

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CHICKADEE ON BLOSSOM BRANCH

The Chickadee on Blossom Branch is an intermediate to advanced needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams (over 150 diagrams) to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The chickadee is a surface embroidery technique working with a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)     Width: 4 3/4 inches (11 3/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 19 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches (28 cm) by 11 inches (28 cm) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

Chickadee on Blossom Branch Needle Painting Kit: $55.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the chickadee design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Chickadee on Blossom Branch Design: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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PYGMY OWL - NEEDLE PAINTING

The Pygmy Owl is an intermediate to advanced needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Owl is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together. The branch is worked in chain stitch and French knots and the green branches are worked in stem stitch.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 3/4 inches (11 3/4 cm)     Width: 5 1/4 inches (13 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 14 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches (28 cm) by 14 inches (35 cm) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

Pygmy Owl Needle Painting Kit: $48.00 Canadian Dollars, Kit of the Month Price: $42.00

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Pygmy Owl design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Pygmy Owl Design: $13.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

10 inch by 12 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


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RED POLL

The Red Poll is an intermediate to advanced needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Red Poll is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together. The pine branch is worked in stem stitch.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)     Width: 2 3/4 inches (6 3/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 12 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Printed on the Fabric

KIT COST

Red Poll Needle Painting Kit and Extra Piece of Fabric with Design Drawn on: $48.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Red Poll design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Red Poll Design: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


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ROBIN ON BERRY BRANCH

The Robin on Berry Branch is an intermediate to advanced needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Robin is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 1/2 inches (8 3/4 cm)     Width: 4 1/2 inches (11 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 20 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches (28 cm) by 14 inches (35 cm) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

Robin on Berry Branch Needle Painting Kit: $55.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Robin design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Robin on Berry Branch Design: $13.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

10 Inch by 11 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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Robin on Blossom Branch

Close up of the Head

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ROBIN ON BLOSSOM BRANCH

The Robin on Blossom Branch is an intermediate to advanced needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Robin is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm)     Width: 5 1/4 inches (13 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 16 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches (28 cm) by 14 inches (35 cm) with Design Hand Drawn on the Fabric

KIT COST

Robin on Blossom Branch Needle Painting Kit: $55.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Robin design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Robin on Blossom Branch Design: $13.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

10 inch by 12 inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

Robin in Grass

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ROBIN IN GRASS

The Robin is an intermediate to advanced needle painting technique. For a complete explanation of the technique and relative difficulty of the embroidery Click Here!.

The kit has detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to guide your through the embroidery. The fabric comes with the design hand drawn on so there are no worries about transferring the design and the threads come wrapped on a long floss bobbin and numbered so you know exactly which colour to use.

Working the embroidery: The Robin is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery floss in the needle at one time, embroidering the design in straight stitches. These stitches are either satin stitch or long and short or are all the same length but alternate in positions so that the colours blend together.

If you have any questions as you are working the embroidery you can email me at any time and I will be happy to help you. I am offering free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 1/2 inches (9 cm)     Width: 2 1/2 inches (6 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet   •  A Range of 13 Different Coloured DMC Embroidery Floss   •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    •  A Piece of 100% Southern Belle Cotton Muslin Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square) with Design Printed on the Fabric

KIT COST

Robin in Grass Needle Painting Kit: $48.00 Canadian Dollars

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You can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the Robin in Grass design drawn on which you can use to practice the long and short stitch. Sold with kit purchase only.

Extra Piece of Fabric with the Robin in Grass Design: $12.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Needle Painting in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

9 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


All Needle Painting kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

Robin on Blossom Branch

Colour Guide Diagram

The diagram above shows the embroidery broken down into sections for each colour used. The colour of the thread used is written in each section.

Stitch Direction Diagram

The diagram above shows the direction in which the stitches will be worked represented by the dotted line.

Colour Diagram

The diagram above shows the colours used on the petals and buds

 

EXAMPLE OF A NEEDLE PAINTING KIT

My kits come with an Instruction Booklet approximately 12 - 27 pages long and with approximately 20 - 85 diagrams depending on the difficulty of the embroidery. The instructions are very comprehensive and are intended to guide any level of stitcher through the embroidery with out external help. I try to include the answers to all the common questions and problems that have been encountered in this technique.

The kits also include a piece of fabric with the design hand drawn, needle and a range of DMC embroidery cottons that are numbered on a template so you do not have to guess which colour you need to use.

Opposite and below are examples of diagrams that you will see when you purchase one of the needle painting kits.

The diagrams shown are just a few that are included in the Robin on Blossom Branch instructions. The Grizzly Bear has 26 pages of instructions and 74 diagrams. This is not because the embroidery is particularly hard to stitch, I just like to make the instructions very easy to follow so that the embroidery can be worked from the kit alone and a class is not required.

For each stage of the embroidery there are step by step diagrams and clear instructions to work the stage. Typical stitches used in a needle painting kit are long and short stitch, split stitch and satin stitch.

Branch - Stem Stitch, Petals - Satin Stitch, Leaves - Long and short Stitch

The embroidery is broken down into stages for you with pictures of each stage. Below is just one picture showing the stitching on the wings and body, in the instructions there are many diagrams showing how to stitch these areas.

If English is not your first language, the diagrams in the instructions should be enough to guide you through the embroidery.

From the diagrams in the instructions the embroiderer can see the direction in which the stitches should be worked and how the long and short stitch splits the stitches of the previous rows.

Even small areas such as the feathers, eye and beak have diagrams and instructions to guide you through the area.

Feather - Satin Stitch, - Satin Stitch, Beak - Split Stitch, Satin Stitch and Long and Short Stitch

The instructions guides the embroiderer through many aspects of needle painting, a few of the important aspects are detailed below:

  1. The proper way of starting and ending threads.

  2. Instructions to guide you through the embroidery in a certain order to create a 3-dimensional picture.

  3. How to work long and short stitch so that the stitches blend beautifully creating a realistic picture.

The techniques learnt in the different needle painting instructions can be applied to making your own designs or aide in working other peoples designs. The instructions for the Robin on Blossom Branch is particularly useful as it covers many aspects of needle painting which can be applied to different types of surface embroidery.

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