Project of the Month: Angiels Art Embroidery Kits
This May we’ve turned our attention to embroidery. From the beautiful scenes of the Albertan Rockies to our mountain tops here in Vancouver, Angiels Art has crafted a series of DIY Embroidery Kits that have wowed us completely! Our staff, Janice and Cheryl, tried their hands this month at The Lions and Lake Louise.
About the Creators: Anna and Piotr Angiel
Anna is a Calgary-based interior designer, while Piotr is a photographer and artistic assistant in most of Anna’s projects. Throughout their careers, they have enjoyed making their own art and adding unique touches to their work. Their Embroidery Kits were born for that love of art and creation that showcase heartwarming Canadian landscapes.
DIY Embroidery Kits
These kits are a perfect way to jump into embroidery, or diversify your repertoire as a seasoned embroidery veteran. You can find seven of the Angiel Arts DIY Embroidery Kits at Baaad Anna’s. The team at Baaad Anna’s specially requested some West Coast designs for the fibre arts enthusiasts at our store, and so we are excited to carry both Mount Robson and The Lions DIY Embroidery Kits.
Each kit contains everything you need to create a finished product:
- cotton fabric
- 6” wooden embroidery hoop
- DMC embroidery needle
- DMC embroidery thread in 12 colours
- pattern to transfer
- 12-page booklet with step-by-step instructions
- felt for backing the hoop
*Errata to the Lions kit: Step 5 should read, “DMC BLANC and 318.
New to embroidery? Here’s what you need to know about these beginner friendly DIY kits.
This is one of the foundational techniques to learn with embroidery. Only using a back and forth motion, satin stitch is simple and clean. The key to a sleek looking satin stitch is to make sure you are sewing your lines in the same direction per section. Having clear outlines on your cloth, like these DIY kits provide, will help with keeping your satin stitch in straight, neat lines.
Cheryl says it was like knitting a sweater. Give it patience and work a little bit at a time. Soon you’ll be rewarded with an amazing piece of artwork!
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