This paisley style Sloth Tote Kit is the perfect way for beginners to embroider their own bag.
The newest version of my sloth design - with a green background, rather than navy - has been created for Communidad Inti Wara Yassi, a Bolivian wildlife sanctuary (more details below). £12.50 from each kit sold will be donated directly to their efforts toward rehabilitating, rescuing, and caring for animals seized from illegal trafficking.
This DIY kit includes everything you need to get started on the basics of hand embroidery - while making a lovely bag that you can show off out and about! The sloth design uses ten different embroidery stitches, and the practical guide included teaches you all the techniques you need. The tote is pre-made, organic, and ethically sourced, so you can easily get started on your own piece of modern embroidery. They're great for people looking to get stuck into a new craft - or a gift for a creative friend!
The kit includes:
* 8 inch embroidery hoop * green cotton tote bag * DMC embroidery threads * needle & safety pins * dressmakers' carbon paper (for transferring the pattern) * paisley sloth pattern & stencil * comprehensive instructions for each part of the project * 8 page stitch guide, giving advice on all the stitches this project needs * iron-on interfacing, to secure the threads
To start embroidering your own bag, all you need are a pair of scissors, a pen, and an iron - easy!
Communidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) is a Bolivian non-governmental organisation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and care of wildlife that has fallen victim to illegal trafficking and other harm. They collaborate with the Bolivian authorities to enforce the law, to seize and rescue animals from poachers and merchants, as well as zoos when conditions do not meet legal requirements. As Bolivia’s leading organisation in the fight for animal rights and wildlife care, they conduct educational projects locally and nationally, as well as research projects that support their conservation efforts.