Butterfly Embroidery Kit

"If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies..."

This bright butterfly is design a natural progression of my beginner kits - and still includes full photo instructions for each new stitch, to expand your embroidery skills.

  • uses organic, ethically produced fabric
  • aimed at intermediate stitchers (or ambitious beginners!)
  • includes full photo instructions for each stitch used & quality DMC threads
  • finished ho measures 8 inches (20cm) across
  • packaged in a sustainably made gift box

Sammy's Note:this kit was created one Spring, after a beautiful Peacock butterfly came fluttering through my flat. Being on the third floor - and having had our windows sealed against the Scottish winter for months - I wondered whether it spent the colder months hibernating with us. The contrast of bright colours against the teal background evokes the freshness of Spring and new beginnings; and the Turkey Work stitch used to create the fluffy body is just so tactile!

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Kit Type: Hoop

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What's so good about this 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.

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Reviewed by Kathy W., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Butterfly kit

Haven’t started yet but love it, have never been disappointed with any of the kits, the butterfly one is a step up for me, will have to learn new stitches, very excited about this one

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Reviewed by Sally H.
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Simply beautiful

Everything you need in a kit, great. Good instructions, that I have managed to follow and learned some new stitches, best to do new when you’re not tired I learned!

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Reviewed by Caroline S.
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Butterfly embroidery

Nice wool and material, would have been better if outline had been put on material.

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Reviewed by Susan S., from United Kingdom
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5 Stars

I have not begun stitching this kit yet, but I have completed many other Paraffle kits during the past year. The last one I completed was the Dragonfly, which was the first Intermediate kit. To do this, the stitch guide was essential, as I had never used any of the 10 stitches before! The guide is so detailed and helpful, I managed to complete the Dragonfly with a few practices of each stitch and on two or three occasions, on the real design, when I had to unpick and redo a stitch. There is ample thread included in these kits to allow you to do this. After my first attempt at all of the 10 new stitches, I was eager to practice and perfect them in another kit. I love the vibrant colours and design of this gorgeous Butterfly, so I placed an order for it. I can't wait to start sewing it! It appears to be more detailed than the dragonfly but with the stitch guide and all the useful blogs and videos on the Paraffle website, I feel well equipped. Sammy is always willing to help you out, if required, too ? The quality of the materials provided in the kit is very good and the detailed instructions really helpful. I would recommend any of the kits from Paraffle.

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Reviewed by Deborah H., from United Kingdom
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5 Stars

Just started my embroidery kit . It’s more complicated than I thought but the instructions are very helpful and clear and it will keep me occupied and I’m finding it quite relaxing !

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