The joys of springtime - the best kits for the new season!

By helencrazymag, Mon, 2014-02-17 13:35

As the flowers begin to bloom and the bees start to buzz, we bring you our pick of the best seasonal kits!

Songbird sampler

Birds have a lot to be cheerful about come spring, and you can practically hear them burst into happy song in this Pretty Garden sampler! This lovely project from The Stitching Shed uses whole stitches only and is worked on 14-count white aida, so it’s a great choice for beginners. With a complete alphabet, this would make a lovely addition to a nursery or playroom. The kit includes 14-count white aida, pre-sorted Anchor threads, a needle, the chart and full instructions.

Price: £17

Size: 23x15cm (9x6in)

Where to buy: Call 07876 023 302 or visit www.thestitchingshed.co.uk

Friendship blooms

Sam and Peeps are out enjoying the warmth of the sun in this adorable It’s Spring kit from Goldleaf Needlework. Peeps has even found a present for his friend – a pretty daisy! This cute project is best for stitchers with a little experience, as in addition to whole stitches, it also uses a few fractionals, as well as backstitch for definition. The design also has a large colour palette, worked in 19 thread colours, and is stitched on a pretty 14-count lemon aida, just the right shade for the season!

Price: £13

Size: 10x14.5cm (6x9in)

Where to buy: Call 01482 571 120 or visit www.goldleafneedlework.co.uk

Home sweet home

f you know someone special who’s moving house this spring, welcome them to their new abode with this pretty Home is Where the Heart is sampler. Its sweet colours, floral motifs and eye-catching checked border make for an excellent springtime gift. What’s more, as it’s worked in whole stitches only, it’s so much fun to stitch! The kit is available with either 16-count aida or 32-count evenweave and also includes threads, a gold-plated needle, the chart and instructions, plus a full alphabet chart, so you can personalise the sampler.

Price: £25

Size: 28x28cm (11x11in)

Where to buy: Call 01268 119 180 or visit www.historicalsamplercompany.co.uk 

Celebrate the season

Bright and beautiful, this sampler really exudes the joys of the season! As you stitch this Spring design from Riverdrift House, you’ll bring to life cheeping birds, hopping bunnies, cute little chicks and colourful butterflies, as they flit in-between spring blooms. Plus, we love the pretty palette of soft colours, which really captures the charm of spring. The kit includes 14-count white aida, threads, the chart, instructions and a needle. 

Price: £14.95

Size: 25x25cm (10x10in)

Where to buy: Call 01503 220 952 or visit www.riverdrifthouse.co.uk 

Just for you

Flowers make an excellent gift at any time of the year, but we think spring blooms are the most welcome of them all, as Somebunny to Love well knows! Spring Bouquet sees this cute rabbit holding a huge bunch of pretty daisies and roses, sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. And, a stitched posy is even better than fresh flowers, because it’ll never wilt and fade. So, if you know someone who’s in need of cheering up, or you’d love to see Somebunny up on your wall, this is the design for you! The kit contains everything you need to stitch it, including 14-count white aida, pre-sorted threads, the chart, instructions and a needle.

Price: £13.99

Size: 12.5x18cm (5x7in) 

Where to buy: Visit www.dmccreative.co.uk or call 0116 275 4000

Gardeners' world

For gardeners, spring is the busiest time of year, as there’s so much to do. This charming April design captures the spirit of the season, as this lovely lady goes out and about, planting daffodils and gathering eggs from her hens. We love the pretty border of birds dancing around her, carrying tiny blossoms in their beaks! The kit includes 14-count cream aida, pre-sorted threads, a needle, the chart and instructions. Worked in whole stitches, backstitch and French knots, it’s ideal for confident beginners and those with some experience.

Price: £19.99

Size: 29x12cm (9x6in)

Where to buy: Call 0844 800 0221 or visit www.bothythreads.com 

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