I used to make a ton of those when I was a child, not knowing what I should actually do with them when i’m done….I always meant to either frame them or turn them into a decorative pillow - which never really happened.... ( If you grew up in israel you are probably nodding your head with empathy right now). On our last trip, I bought one of those embroidery kits for my daughter Ori (9). I couldn't believe they still sell the same designs they did 40 years ago. Ori got hooked - as expected. The only mistake on my end was buying only one kit. We all wanted to do one too (Zoe (12), yotam (13) and, my self). Luckily, Ori was kind enough to take turns with us.
As soon as we got back from the trip, I called my friend Marina, who has many talents including being a great illustrator. We came up with new designs, and a new package - a cardboard envelope that folds back on itself into a picture frame that you can place your embroidery in when you are done. Possibly decorate the frame, write on it, glue sparkles, washi tape it etc.(you know how much I love cardboard…)
We had some serious technical issues figuring out the manufacturing part, but we managed to pull it through.
Feels very much like giving birth to a new baby... The difference is that Instead of a baby, we now have a fox, a unicorn, a robot, and a rainbow. (ever tried giving birth to a unicorn?)
Before we knew it, we had a new line of products and a store on ETSY!
I welcome you to visit our store and get one for everyone design you love.
A little about the kit:
The kits are great for everyone, especially for kids and beginners.
The canvas mash (the image is printed on it) has large holes suited for a big embroidery needle (included in the kit). It is stiff, therefore, an embroidery hoop is not needed.
The embroidery is small enough, approx 6”x6”, so it doesn't take forever to make.
It is recommended for kids age 6 and up.
12 year old also love making them.
AND YES!!! Boys like making them too!!
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Go make something!