Here at Paraffle we want to bring embroidery to as many people as possible.

We keep three blogs updated:

👩‍🏫 One for the basics.

🎬One for the stitches.

💡And one for inspiration.

Flamingo Embroidery Kit

Fact: a group of flamingos is called a 'flamboyance'. How fantastic is that?!

There might only be one flamingo in this design, but you'll have loads of fun making it.

This kit contains everything you need to stitch a new feathery friend - perfect for bringing in some tropical holiday vibes!

  • designed for beginners
  • includes plenty of thread (in case you want to practice first), plus a booklet with photos of each stitch you'll use
  • Embroidery hoop measures 8 inches (20cm) across
  • packaged in a sustainably made gift box
  • And there's a choice of upgrades to the kit:
    • An organic, ethically sourced navy tote bag measuring 40 x 36cm (15 x 14 inches), with handles measuring 60cm (24 inches).
    • A wooden banner set, measuring 20cm (inch) across, with magnets to hold the fabric in.
    • An organic Navy cushion; the cotton is ethically grown in India, and cushion made by a women's cooperative. The cushion measures 45 x 45 cm (18 x 18 inches), with a zip fastening and piping on the seams. Cushion filler isn't included!

Sammy's Note:This flamingo design was one of my earliest ones - love how the strong pink colour contrasts against the dark blue, and the paisley shape of the wing gives the body some lovely detail. It's tropical, happy, and brings a bit of sunshine to every room it's in. I even credit this design with Paraffle's original success - after being featured in Martha Stewart's blog, my tiny small business started to take flight!

Price

Kit Type: Hoop

FREE shipping if you spend over £30

Standard shipping is £1.49

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews

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!

Reviews

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Reviewed by Georgia B., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Stitching time
10 + Hours
Rated 5 out of 5
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Very rewarding!

This was the second kit I've completed - it was a bit trickier than the Hummingbird kit but such a lovely pattern - I loved doing it

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Reviewed by Joanna B., from United Kingdom
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6 to 8 Hours
Rated 5 out of 5
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Super kit

I really enjoyed stitching this flamingo, I especially liked the fact that everything was included in the kit to complete the project including a great stitch guide. This was my first time using a dissolvable pattern and it was excellent.

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Reviewed by Carol B., from United Kingdom
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8 - 10 Hours
Rated 5 out of 5
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Flamingo and Swan kit

Lovely kit, well presented and quick delivery

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Very happy with my order,I received from you

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Reviewed by Susan H., from United Kingdom
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Hi I received my flamingo embroidery kit thanks- but also a peacock kit I hadn’t ordered . How should I go about returning it please Best wishes Susan Harrison

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