Green Sloth Embroidery Kit

This smiley Sloth embroidery kit for beginners is a wonderful way to learn the basics of modern embroidery.

  • uses organic, ethically produced fabric
  • ideal for beginners
  • includes quality DMC thread and a Stitch Guide to teach each stitch
  • finished hoop measures 8 inches (20cm) across
  • packaged in a sustainably made gift box

This green version of my Sloth design has been created for Communidad Inti Wara Yassi, a wildlife sanctuary in Bolivia.

£10 from each kit sold will be donated directly to their efforts toward rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for wild animals seized from illegal trafficking.

Sammy's Note: this Sloth took the longest of all of my designs to perfect. It took solong to capture a sloth's cheeky smile - and I'm so glad I finally got there! The charity this kit is dedicated to is close to our heart - Ali (my partner in both business and crime) spent a long time helping their conservation efforts in Bolivia, many years ago - and it's a dream of ours to go back and help them continue their work!



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Kit Type: Hoop

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What's Actually in the kit?

High quality everything

Here's what is inside the kit:

Elbesee wooden hoop

These are the best UK made embroidery hoops there are - John Lewis stock them in their small haberdashery section. Made using FSC Beech wood in a village in the Cotswolds by a family run company called Elbesee, the wood is finished so that 1) it doesn't splinter and 2) it looks great!

100% Organic Cotton Fabric

We're really proud of this fabric. A LOT of cotton fabric out there comes from China, and is potentially picked by enslaved Uighurs (BBC investigation).

So we've made sure our fabric is not.

Made from cotton that's organically grown in India by a family run business. It's woven and dyed by the same firm. Importantly, they recycle the water used (growing and dying cotton uses a LOT of water) as well as only using a "Low impact" dying process.

The cushions we supply come from the same fabric - they're stitched for us by a women's co-operative in Kerala.

Our Tote bags are certified GOTS and made in India by another company.

Pre-printed pattern

Gamechanger.

We print each pattern onto a water soluble adhesive fabric stabiliser - when the kit arrives, simply peel the pattern off the backing paper and stick it onto the fabric. Once you've finished stitching, the stabiliser dissolves away in lukewarm water.

Why's it a game changer?

1. The extra strength the stabiliser provides while stitching prevents the fabric from misbehaving whilst stitching.

2. There's no problems with being able to see the pattern whilst stitching - white background, black pattern.

3. There's no printed pattern showing after you've washed the stabiliser away. Just your stitching.

4. Because we print this ourselves, we don't have to buy bulk pre-printed cotton. We'll always know who makes our fabric and where the cotton is grown.

Backing Felt

Each hoop kit comes with felt included, which is for backing your finished piece. Doing so protects the stitches, and makes sure the colours in your piece isn't affected by whichever wall you hang it on!

The felt we supply is made in the UK by a family firm using 30% wool/70% viscose.

Vegan?

We have a synthetic felt available, just add a note to your order and we'll make sure you get that instead of the wool felt. We will be changing to only supplying a synthetic felt once we find a UK made one that's only made from recycled materials and or non-plastic based - if you know of such a felt, PLEASE let us know about it!

Felt isn't included in the Banner kits as it's not necessary. Likewise, the cushion and tote bag kits don't need the backing felt - you'll find an iron on interfacing included in these kits.

Stitch Guide

The kit comes with our own stitch guide included, which includes easy step by step instructions for all of the stitches with photos of each step. Prefer learning by video? There's QR codes in the guide that will also take you to our own tutorial videos of the stitches.

Printed on high quality, uncoated, recycled paper.

Stitching support

Everyone's welcome to join our supportive Paraffle People Facebook group, where you're free to ask questions on your kit and you'll get plenty of support, either from me or from other Paraffle People!

I'll generally share more exclusive behind the scenes videos and things in the group too.

Not on Facebook?

I'm always just one email, blog comment or youtube question away! I do try to give myself a good balance, so generally I'll respond within 24 hours, or on monday if it's the weekend!

And behind the scenes stuff gets sent to my email newsletter subscribers too, so you'll not miss out if you're subscribed!

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Reviewed by Ellie C.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Well Explained, Easy To Follow and Beautiful Design

I haven't done embroidery since GCSE textiles, when I only knew straight, back and satin stitch and none particularly well, umteen years ago. I found this kit easy to follow and the stitch instructions nice and clear, strangely I'd been taught to finish a thread in a similar way to a french knot. I'd stumbled across this searching for something sloth related to make my future brother in law and I'm looking at other kits for the future already.

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5 Stars

This is the second kit I have bought from Paraffle, I love them. I haven't done embroidery for 20 odd years and the kits are perfect for gently getting back into it.

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Bought as a gift, delivery to the recipient was prompt! Would certainly use again.

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Reviewed by Kim J., from United Kingdom
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Loved this kit, did whilst I was away on holiday to relax. Only down side is it wont sit well in the mounting ring and the colour wasn\'t the one I\'d wanted, hence not 5 star

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Arrived quickly.Excellent product

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