Sneakerheads can celebrate the one that started it all, with the Air Jordan 1 Needle Painting Kit in the Chicago colorway.
The Air Jordan 1 Kit is a very fun, ambitious project for learning the long and short stitch technique, also called 'needle painting' or 'thread painting'. In needle painting, multiple shades of thread are blended across the fabric to create beautiful, almost realistic images. The finished product may look intimidating, but the stitch itself is very simple; the illusion comes from the color gradients, stitch directions, and diligent single-strand work.
While this pattern is marked as ‘moderately difficult’, everyone’s skill set is different. Some knowledge of embroidery or painting may be helpful, but most important is an upbeat attitude.
This listing is for a complete DIY embroidery kit; you will recieve all of the materials needed to stitch your own Air Jordan 1 from start to finish. If you prefer digital embroidery patterns, or wish to work the shoe in a different colorway, you can find the PDF pattern listing for the Air Jordan 1 here.
You can find tips, and tricks for this pattern at: kdornbierdesigns.com/Air-Jordan-1
Embroidery Kit Details
Full Kit Includes:
- 6" (15 cm) embroidery hoop
- 100% cotton twill fabric, pre-printed with the pattern design
- Embroidery needle (John James, Size 9)
- Full DMC embroidery floss skeins (10 colors)
- Detailed, illustrated instructional booklet
- Felt hoop backing
What You'll Need:
Stitch Techniques Used:
- Blanket Stitch
- Brick Stitch
- French Knot
- Long and Short Stitch
- Lined Long and Short Stitch
- Satin Stitch
- Split Stitch
Covered in the 28-page Instructional Booklet:
- Tools and supply information
- Pattern color and stitch guide
- How to mount a hoop
- How to thread a needle
- How to start and end a thread
- Needle painting tips and best practices
- Step-by-step illustrated instructions
- How to back a hoop
- Illustrated stitch library
- How to transfer the design (for repeating the project)
- Pattern transfer image (for repeating the project)
Every kit comes with enough thread to complete your design using the recommended stitches and stitch weights, plus a little extra. The booklet includes a design transfer template and transfer instructions, should you wish to stitch the pattern multiple times. We are not responsible for supplying additional thread if you run out. You may purchase additonal floss from your local craft store using the DMC reference numbers from the color guide.
If you have any questions, please check our FAQ page or reach out directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All instructions are written in English.
kdornbier is dedicated to sustainability and reducing waste. We use 100% recyclable print and packaging materials, and incorporate 100% natural components wherever possible. Kits come from a non-smoking, dog-friendly studio.
Pattern, illustrations, images, and text are © kdornbier LLC. For personal use only. Items made from this pattern may not be produced for resale. All rights reserved.