High Heel Needle Painting Kit

$50.00 USD

The High Heel Needle Painting Kit is an ambitious project for tackling 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 High Heel from start to finish. If you prefer digital embroidery patterns, you can find the PDF pattern listing for the High Heel here

You can find tips, and tricks for this pattern at: kdornbierdesigns.com/high-heel

Embroidery Kit Details

Difficulty: Moderate

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 (9 colors)
  • Detailed, illustrated instructional booklet
  • Felt hoop backing 

What You'll Need:

  • Scissors

Stitch Techniques Used:

  • Blanket Stitch
  • Long and Short Stitch
  • Lined Long and Short Stitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Split Stitch

Covered in the 24-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)

More Information

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 contact@kdornbier.com.

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, pet-free 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.  

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