Catnap Embroidery Kit
Catnap Embroidery Kit
Catnap Embroidery Kit
Catnap Embroidery Kit
Catnap Embroidery Kit
Catnap Embroidery Kit
Catnap Embroidery Kit
Catnap Embroidery Kit

Catnap Embroidery Kit

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The design is adorable, and the kit comes with everything you need. This is a great second project for me after having taught myself stitches to make a sampler. It’s really helping me figure out which stitches give which effects. -Kathleen Bell

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Embrace the mindful hobby of embroidery with an all-in-one kit.

You'll get a color-printed pattern designed to make your stitching experience absorbing and relaxing. Quality materials and handy extras (storage tin & needle minder) make it easy to get started with embroidery--and keep going.

"Catnap" is a stitched story of cats and naps and dreams and cozy spots. You'll master 11 classic embroidery stitches as you render curved bedposts, a crazy quilt, lazy-daisy wallpaper--and a cat curled up on patterned pillows. You'll love displaying or gifting the finished project.

Experienced stitchers will enjoy the range of stitches, while those who are new to needle crafts will use the clear and complete how-tos to master this mindful hobby.

Relax and create with a comfort craft suited to all generations.

Finished project dimensions: 8"

INSIDE THIS KIT
  • 8" Bamboo embroidery hoop (unstained/natural)
  • Cotton fabric 10.5" square with design pre-printed in color
  • 7 full skeins of coordinated DMC Embroidery Floss
  • 2 embroidery needles
  • 5.5" tin for organizing your supplies
  • Mini needle minder
  • Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions in four-page 8.5" x 11" cardstock project guide

 

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Dany Dupree
Great kit!

The kit was great, fully complete and thoughtfully packaged (love the floss tin). Shipping was fast and communication was perfect. Would definitely order from this site again!

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Kerri Rose
Love these kits!

I have four different kits from Stitched Stores and I love them all! The directions and stitch guides are easy to follow. The pattern on the fabric makes it clear what color floss should be used.

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Sophia Noel
Beautiful kit

I really enjoy working on the catnap embroidery. The pattern is very cute and the stitches are fairly easy to work. I have done a lot of counted cross-stitch, and I love how much easier it is to work with the image already printed on the fabric. The needle-minder is SO helpful and the tin keeps everything organized in a much nicer way than my usual zip-top baggies.

One thing I missed (I have a tendency to "jump in") is the section on "be consistent"- I think it would be helpful to include a call to check that section in the "new stitchers, start here" section, especially since we are told to start with the red star flowers. It's not the end of the world that mine aren't perfectly consistent, but I was kicking myself a little for not reading the whole thing first!

The only part of the kit that's been confusing so far has been the purple +s with yellow xs over- I was unsure how to stitch these (full-length purple? Or should each stitch take up half an arm?) so I wound up doing the vertical stitch full length, then half-stitches on the horizontal to keep from there being too much "height" from overlapping stitches at the middle. I couldn't tell from the image how it should be done. An extra note there might be helpful to beginner stitchers.

Thanks for making a beautiful product! I actually ordered a second fabric & I'm excited to share one finished project with my mom & keep the other for myself.

K
Karol Grapentine
Fabulous Kit, So Nice to Gift

My sister-in-law has decided to take up embroidery. I had been looking for a kit with clear directions and a variety of stitches in a design she would love. When I found your kit, I was thrilled. My sister-in-law loves it and I was so happy to be able to get it for her. I plan to make purchases just for myself next.

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Paula Cauley
Catnap

Love the kit and the quality of fabric and thread. Everything is perfect. Thank you.

FAQs

Can I do this if I've never embroidered?

Yes. All the instructions you'll need are included. If you've never handled a needle and thread, it might take a while to get comfortable. Take your time, keep your thread length under 18", and just be sure you're not tangling things and that you're pulling the thread all the way through. Once you've got this rhythm established with simple straight stitches, you can keep adding to the stitches you've mastered. The stitching guides actually tell you which stitches to start with on a design if you're new to embroidery.

I see the option to add on scissors and needle minder. Do I need them?

You don't need a needle minder. It's simply a nice extra: it attaches to your work in progress with a magnet and will hold your needle when you need to put it down. 

You will need scissors, but any scissors that you have already will also work. Our scissors are the right size for fitting into the storage tin that comes with each kit, and I like having a few pairs for my my many works in progress.

What can I do with my finished project?

You can finish it in the hoop and hang it or get a frame with a circular cutout and glass cover. My favorite thing to do is to finish the design in a nicer hoop and then display on plate stand or small easel. I add it to styled vignettes around my house.

Will the printed pattern wash out?

No. You may wash your finished project but the printed design will not wash away.

What's the difference between kits and fabric prints?

The kits include not only the fabric print but also floss, needles, a storage tin, and hoop. The fabric prints include just the fabric print and the stitching guide. You will need to supply hoop, needles, and floss.

ABOUT

Every Stitched Stories kit includes a variety of stitches and motifs. There are small scenes you can complete in a sitting, all of them coming together in the finished project. Immerse yourself in the imagery, color, and classic embroidery stitches. Recall your life’s past stories and consider the new ones possible.

This embroidery pattern and kit is designed by Debbie Hodge and is for your personal use only. Patterns may not be reproduced or shared.

© 2022 Debbie Hodge, Stitched Stories.

The design is adorable, and the kit comes with everything you need. This is a great second project for me after having taught myself stitches to make a sampler. It’s really helping me figure out which stitches give which effects. -Kathleen Bell

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Embrace the mindful hobby of embroidery with an all-in-one kit.

You'll get a color-printed pattern designed to make your stitching experience absorbing and relaxing. Quality materials and handy extras (storage tin & needle minder) make it easy to get started with embroidery--and keep going.

"Catnap" is a stitched story of cats and naps and dreams and cozy spots. You'll master 11 classic embroidery stitches as you render curved bedposts, a crazy quilt, lazy-daisy wallpaper--and a cat curled up on patterned pillows. You'll love displaying or gifting the finished project.

Experienced stitchers will enjoy the range of stitches, while those who are new to needle crafts will use the clear and complete how-tos to master this mindful hobby.

Relax and create with a comfort craft suited to all generations.

Finished project dimensions: 8"

INSIDE THIS KIT
  • 8" Bamboo embroidery hoop (unstained/natural)
  • Cotton fabric 10.5" square with design pre-printed in color
  • 7 full skeins of coordinated DMC Embroidery Floss
  • 2 embroidery needles
  • 5.5" tin for organizing your supplies
  • Mini needle minder
  • Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions in four-page 8.5" x 11" cardstock project guide

 

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
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Dany Dupree
Great kit!

The kit was great, fully complete and thoughtfully packaged (love the floss tin). Shipping was fast and communication was perfect. Would definitely order from this site again!

K
Kerri Rose
Love these kits!

I have four different kits from Stitched Stores and I love them all! The directions and stitch guides are easy to follow. The pattern on the fabric makes it clear what color floss should be used.

S
Sophia Noel
Beautiful kit

I really enjoy working on the catnap embroidery. The pattern is very cute and the stitches are fairly easy to work. I have done a lot of counted cross-stitch, and I love how much easier it is to work with the image already printed on the fabric. The needle-minder is SO helpful and the tin keeps everything organized in a much nicer way than my usual zip-top baggies.

One thing I missed (I have a tendency to "jump in") is the section on "be consistent"- I think it would be helpful to include a call to check that section in the "new stitchers, start here" section, especially since we are told to start with the red star flowers. It's not the end of the world that mine aren't perfectly consistent, but I was kicking myself a little for not reading the whole thing first!

The only part of the kit that's been confusing so far has been the purple +s with yellow xs over- I was unsure how to stitch these (full-length purple? Or should each stitch take up half an arm?) so I wound up doing the vertical stitch full length, then half-stitches on the horizontal to keep from there being too much "height" from overlapping stitches at the middle. I couldn't tell from the image how it should be done. An extra note there might be helpful to beginner stitchers.

Thanks for making a beautiful product! I actually ordered a second fabric & I'm excited to share one finished project with my mom & keep the other for myself.

K
Karol Grapentine
Fabulous Kit, So Nice to Gift

My sister-in-law has decided to take up embroidery. I had been looking for a kit with clear directions and a variety of stitches in a design she would love. When I found your kit, I was thrilled. My sister-in-law loves it and I was so happy to be able to get it for her. I plan to make purchases just for myself next.

P
Paula Cauley
Catnap

Love the kit and the quality of fabric and thread. Everything is perfect. Thank you.

FAQs

Can I do this if I've never embroidered?

Yes. All the instructions you'll need are included. If you've never handled a needle and thread, it might take a while to get comfortable. Take your time, keep your thread length under 18", and just be sure you're not tangling things and that you're pulling the thread all the way through. Once you've got this rhythm established with simple straight stitches, you can keep adding to the stitches you've mastered. The stitching guides actually tell you which stitches to start with on a design if you're new to embroidery.

I see the option to add on scissors and needle minder. Do I need them?

You don't need a needle minder. It's simply a nice extra: it attaches to your work in progress with a magnet and will hold your needle when you need to put it down. 

You will need scissors, but any scissors that you have already will also work. Our scissors are the right size for fitting into the storage tin that comes with each kit, and I like having a few pairs for my my many works in progress.

What can I do with my finished project?

You can finish it in the hoop and hang it or get a frame with a circular cutout and glass cover. My favorite thing to do is to finish the design in a nicer hoop and then display on plate stand or small easel. I add it to styled vignettes around my house.

Will the printed pattern wash out?

No. You may wash your finished project but the printed design will not wash away.

What's the difference between kits and fabric prints?

The kits include not only the fabric print but also floss, needles, a storage tin, and hoop. The fabric prints include just the fabric print and the stitching guide. You will need to supply hoop, needles, and floss.

ABOUT

Every Stitched Stories kit includes a variety of stitches and motifs. There are small scenes you can complete in a sitting, all of them coming together in the finished project. Immerse yourself in the imagery, color, and classic embroidery stitches. Recall your life’s past stories and consider the new ones possible.

This embroidery pattern and kit is designed by Debbie Hodge and is for your personal use only. Patterns may not be reproduced or shared.

© 2022 Debbie Hodge, Stitched Stories.