I can’t help it! I’m really excited about this! If you’ve been hanging about Needle ‘n Thread for a while, you know I’m a great fan of Trish Burr’s design work and thread painting techniques…
In fact, if you haven’t read them yet, feel free to read the articles here on Needle ‘n Thread about Trish Burr and her adventures in the needlework field. You’ll find some gorgeous examples of her embroidery in those articles, and you’ll also discover the many reasons why I admire her and her work.
And now… the news! Prepare yourselves to be delighted and excited!
TRISH HAS KITS! And they’re on her website and ready for sale! For US customers, you can e-mail Trish if you’re interested in a particular kit. She accepts Paypal. For customers in Australia and the UK, she has some shop listings there, through which you can purchase the kits.
You’ll find four levels of needlepainting kits: beginner, intermediate, intermediate-advanced, and advanced, presented in five different needlepainting projects. You’ll also find kits available for two monogram styles.
The prices of the kits are super reasonable. You can order them without threads – with the printed fabric, full instructions and thread list, for anywhere between ZAR 85 – 105 (US $10.07 – $12.45, according to the present currency exchange rates), or you can order them with threads (combination DMC and Soie d’Alger) for anywhere between ZAR 150 – 325 (about US $17.75 – $38.45) for the needlepainting kits. The monogram kits come with the full alphabet, fine linen, and specialty threads, for ZAR 175 – 185 (US $20.70 – $21.88). Remember, exchange rates fluctuate, so those prices are approximate, based on today’s currency exchange rate.
These kits will be an excellent way – I am sure of it! – to learn needlepainting from Trish. You can rest easy knowing you have an accurate design transfer (the fabric has the design pre-printed on it) and no doubt her instructions are clear and easy to learn from. If you’re familiar with her books, you know this is the case! If you’re just starting to venture into needlepainting, the rose bud is a perfect beginner’s kit. If you’ve done a little but want to improve your skills, try the intermediate to intermediate-advanced kits. And if you’ve done a bit of needlepainting and want a new challenge – oh, you must get the kingfisher!
I am completely twitterpated with this bird.
The link again: Trish Burr Long and Short Stitch Embroidery Kits. Get ’em while she’s got ’em – they’re definitely stash worthy, too, if you don’t have time for them right now!