I have been fascinated by hand embroidery for a long time. From the towels, to the pillowcases, and to the quilts. While visiting the state fair, I always have to stop at the arts and crafts building. About five years ago, my aunt decided that instead of Halloween candy, she was going to give my cousin and I embroidery kits. Since I was younger, I got a cross-stitch pattern. (And believe me, that is a great place to start!)
My first kit:
Some basic supplies you will need to embroider are hoops, needles, embroidery floss, and a kit or fabric to embroider on.
Hoops: The classic hoops are wood, however I prefer the plastic ones.
You don’t need all of the sizes, but I would recommend getting sizes 4 – 8 inches for sure.
Needles: Any needles are fine as long as they have a big enough loop on the end to thread your embroidery floss through.
Embroidery floss is very cheap, sometimes as cheap as 3/$1. Kits usually suggest what colors to use, but if you don’t mind it is much cheaper to buy a variety pack.
Kits: I have bought other kits, but have yet to make a lot of headway.