Kiriki Press is an indie design company that is home to a wonderful collection of embroidery kits.
Our exciting news is that Kiriki has some new kit designs. We are stocking all our old favourites, as well as the new designs, for our stand at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair on 22nd to 26thon June, as well as the on-line shop!
Michelle Galletta of Kiriki Press, is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, and has put her design skills to good use by putting together these very cute and contemporary embroidery kits for stitch lovers. Both Gill and I, could not resist doing up a kit each.
The instruction sheet is clear and easy to follow.
Michelle has built in some of her embroidery experience by sharing good little tips and tricks, like this one pictured of the thread chart. It was worth taking the time to make up the thread chart, it is part of the instruction sheet, and it made it a super easy reference as you are stitching.
The 6 inch hoop, scissors and needle are the only extras you need.
Lining up the panels to put them together.
As you can see, my back is definitely the back.
Don’t forget to make a little cut where the seam makes an angle. This helps create a nice smooth shape when you turn it inside out.
I find the stuffing part tricky. Especially when there are little bits off the main shape, like this owl’s ears.
Breaking off smaller pieces of stuffing and filling these tricky bits first can help.
Oska, my cat is a huge sticky beak.
It doesn’t take him long to want to check if this Owl has toy potential.
Yup, time to put this little Owl safely away!
This was a fun project. Gill added a loop to her bear, which is a great idea!
All up, it took roughly 5 hours to complete, doing a little most days till it was done. So all in all, a very manageable and enjoyable stitch project.