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Hi I’m Tanja Berlin and I design hand-embroidery kits for other embroidery enthusiasts to stitch. I also supply needlework threads and tools that I use myself so I can testify to their quality.

Berlin Embroidery Designs is closed from Friday 14th of July until Monday 17th of June. During this time I will not be able to reply to emails, return telephone calls or process orders, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, Tanja

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Needle Painting Kit – Acorn Woodpecker

The Acorn Woodpecker is for all levels of embroiderers with the instructions written with the beginner in mind with lots of diagrams and detailed instructions for each stage of the embroidery.

The embroidery is worked in DMC embroidery cotton threads on 100% cotton fabric, working straight stitches, blending shades of colour to create the realistic effect.

Visit the Needle Painting Information webpage for more information on the technique.

Acorn Woodpecker Kit.

Needle Painting – Thread Painting Kits

All my needle painting kits come with detailed instructions that can guide any level of stitcher through the embroidery. If you have not done much surface embroidery then I suggest starting with a beginners or all levels kit to familiarize yourself with the technique and then progress onto the intermediate and advanced designs.

The kits come with the design drawn or printed onto the fabric so that you can immediately begin stitching. The threads come organized on numbered thread templates so that you can easily locate the thread to use on the embroidery.

The kits include needles and needle threaders, all you need to provide is an embroidery frame to work the embroidery in such as a stretcher bar frame with thumb tacks or hoop and a pair of embroidery scissors.

A needle painting kit will provide you with hours of entertainment and you will produce an embroidery you will be proud of.

Detailed Instructions, Fabric, Threads, Needles and Needle Threaders
Clear Diagrams, Lots of Instructions and Threads Organized on Templates
Needle Painting Worked in a Stretcher Bar Frame, with the Fabric Nice and Tight
2-Sided Embroidery Kits
Beginners Kits
Blackwork Kits
Blackwork with Goldwork
Carrickmacross Lace Kits
Goldwork Kits
Hapsburg Lace Kits
Jacobean Crewel Kits
Jewelry Kits
Modern Jacobean Kits
Needle Painting Animal Kits
Needle Painting Bird Kits
Needle Painting Flower Kits
Surface Embroidery Kits
Shadow Work Kits
White Work Kits

What my customers say about my kits

“This was the first I did of Tanja’s patterns. It was amazing to see how blackwork gets without outlines. The explanations were very good and easy to follow.”

Embroidered by Sara Skaervik in Norway

 “There are some really unique thought processes you went through to figure out how to stitch him and have him look so real yet give him such character”

Embroidered by Cris Tilliss in CO, USA

“I have wanted to do the fox for some time and found him to be one of my most enjoyable pieces to stitch”

Embroidered by Beryl Burnett in MB, Canada

“I just appreciated the opportunity to stitch the piece and learn how to incorporate blackwork in a non-traditional way.”

Embroidered by Nicole Gammie in NSW, Australia

“Excellent directions…quality materials, and more than enough to complete the project…the critique along the way was most helpful.”

Embroidered by Gertrude Myers in PA, USA

“What an interesting and satisfying project! I learned a lot and can’t wait to try the fur technique on another project that I have in mind.”

Embroidered by Margaret Cobleigh in CA, USA

“Tanja’s instructions are well written and easy to follow.  Because of this, I can no longer say I dislike goldwork!”

Embroidered by Wanda Paul in SK, Canada

 “The Carrickmacross Sampler is so well set up that once you complete the course samples you are prepared to do projects like the Quail”

Embroidered by Marion Brumwell in ON, Canada

“This was my first attempt with Blackwork. I fell in love with the piece the moment I saw it and had to give it a try. Looking forward to working on some more.”

Embroidered by Lyn Klaman in IL, USA

“I love this floral, it was fun and rewarding. I asked Tanja for help and she replied and on a Sunday! !! Great design and great designer”

Embroidered by Julie Welter in WI, USA

“As a first time at Needle Painting, this took me a while to complete – but worth every stitch.”

Embroidered by Sheila McCoy in ON, Canada

“I loved working this bluebird and blossoms needlework kit. Since this was only my second needle painting project, the thorough and easy to follow instructions were a big help”

Embroidered by Stacey Tucker

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Metal Threads For Hand Embroidery

I supply a wide range of hand embroidery metal threads in gold, silver and copper:
Bullions, Check Thread, Flatworm, Gimp Cords, Grecian Twist, Jaceron, Japanese Threads, Licerine, Lurex, Milliary Wire, Passing Threads, Pearl Purl, Plate, Purl Threads, Rococco, Spangles, Tambour, Twisted Threads.