I’ll be honest with you, dear reader. Before this, I have not done any embroidery. I can mend things with a needle and a thread (not very nicely though but still) but I never tried real embroidery. But I thought this might be a great way to pick up a new skill and use it to fix clothes on a decent way.
Paraffle Customise Kits
So for this reason I was a little nervous how much work will be involved and that it would be too difficult for me. But it wasn’t and I| was pleasantly surprised that it not only took less time as I anticipated but also using the customise kit. I chose the Ocean Customise Kit (one of their bestsellers). There’s also the Countryside Kit, the Fanciful Kit and the Tropical Kit.
We’re giving away one each – Giveaway below!
What I thought
The transfer paper makes it very easy to follow the design. Very easy to correct mistakes (I sewed a piece of back paper on accidentally, but after the soluble transfer paper is rinsed off I managed to pick the left over pieces out. I also started with a single thread and then realised I should be doubling up for thicker stems, which I did and I just went over the single lines once more. I also thought embroidering my whale didn’t take as long as I thought it would, it was complete in a few hours. It’s also great to start with these mini designs as a beginner, the success is instant and it really boosts your confidence.
They are a perfect way to customise, make a piece of clothing stand out and upcycle them.
The kit contains a mini Whale, Lobster, and Jellyfish – plus a new Turtle, Seahorse, Starfish, Shells, and Coral – so it can help you to ditch fast fashion and refresh your old clothes. It came with 8 vibrant colours of DMC thread and a needle, so you can get started straight away.
Since the earliest days of Paraffle, founder Sammy wanted to ensure that all of her kits were accessible to beginners. Each kit provids everything that you need to get started on a piece of embroidery: instructions, with photos for each new stitch used, each element is centred around people who have never picked up a needle before. Each Paraffle product is designed to develop the skills needed to design and create your own pieces of embroidery.
Paraffle and sustainability
In 2020, Paraffle became a carbon positive business – they neutralise all carbon emissions created from posting out kits; and also cover carbon emissions created when stock and other materials are sent to our studio. This is done in partnership with a charity working to reforest and prevent deforestation in areas of South America and East Africa.
All Paraffle kits are plastic free; the tote bags in our kits are ethically sourced; and the cushion covers are certified fairtrade and organic.
They have even designated some of their kits to various charities. At least 50% of the price you pay for these kits goes to the Charity.
One of each Customise Kits are up for grabs, so 4 winner will be selected.
To enter the giveaway just follow instructions below:
Terms and conditions
The competition closes at 12:00 AM on 26th of July 2021 and the winner will be notified via email within 48 hours.
The giveaway is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.
There is no maximum amount of times an individual can enter, and each entry will be in with a chance of winning.
FOUR people will be picked at random as a winner and the prize provider will send the prize directly to the winner as soon as is reasonably possible. (It is the winner’s responsibility to reply with their full name and address in order to receive their prize).
The winner will have 5 days to respond to their winner’s email. Otherwise we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
No cash alternatives are available.
The winner’s name will be posted onto them Captain Bobcat Blog website.
Check out my other giveaways, I always have some up running!