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Bee Embroidery Kit

The bees might be busy, but you can sit back and relax with our Bee embroidery kit.

Including a step-by-step photo guide of each stitch used, organic & ethically produced fabric, and high quality DMC threads - all packaged in a gorgeous gift box.
  • ideal for beginners
  • uses organic, ethically produced fabric
  • finished piece measures 8 inches (20cm) across
  • packaged in a sustainably made gift box

If you pay the full price of this kit, then it includes a £10 donation to theScottish Beekeepers' Association charity(Scottish charity number: SC009345). It will also include a pack of bee friendly wildflower seeds and a bee charm from the Scottish Beekeepers' Association

Sammy's Note: when you (our lovely Paraffle customers) voted on which animal you wanted to stitch, Bees came out on top - and this kit is the result! Even better, I've partnered with the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, meaning each kit sold contributes to their vital efforts in Bee conservation. This design has proved such a hit that I've created a matching needle minder, to keep your needles safe!

Price

Kit Type: Hoop

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What are the materials like?

High quality everything

Here's more info on the materials included in each kit

100% Organic Cotton Fabric

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

Reviews

Ok, we all know not to blindly trust reviews on the internet, as there are so many fake reviews, or reviews exchanged for free products.

We don't do fake reviews, we don't give free products in exchange for reviews, and we promise our reviews below are real reviews, from real people who really did buy our stuff.

There's hundreds of reviews of us available elsewhere too:

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Ok, we all know not to blindly trust reviews on the internet, as there are so many fake reviews, or reviews exchanged for free products.

We don't do fake reviews, we don't give free products in exchange for reviews, and we promise our reviews below are real reviews, from real people who really did buy our stuff.

There's hundreds of reviews of us available elsewhere too:

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Notonthehighstreet

average rating 4.9 out of 5
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17 Reviews
Reviewed by Janice C., from United Kingdom
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Stitching time
10 + Hours
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Looks great

It looks great but haven’t started it yet .

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Reviewed by Jane H., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Stitching time
6 to 8 Hours
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Bee Bag

So enjoyed this one, first time I have chosen a bag kit, so glad I did 🐝

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Reviewed by Celia F., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Stitching time
8 - 10 Hours
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Excellent

Super speedy despatch and well wrapped. Although I've not started yet, I have read through the instructions and it looks to be fun to do.

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Reviewed by Sarah C., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Stitching time
6 to 8 Hours
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Beautiful kit!

I started dabbling in embroidery a little while back so started with 'cheap' kits to see if I liked it. Having caught the bug and developed my skills a little, I decided to opt for a Paraffle kit as a Christmas present for someone. Wow! They are amazing! Super clear guidance with handy stitch guides that actually make sense, high quality fabric and hoop and beautiful patterns. I enjoyed it so much and I'm hoping they like it!

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Reviewed by Heather M., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Stitching time
1 to 2 Hours
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Bee Kit.

Starting this tomorrow afternoon, so fingers crossed! I've not needlework like this before, but I've done tons of cross-stitch and I'm looking forward to the challenge.

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