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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Anchor embroidery kit

Around this time last year, I had lost a bunch of threads ordered from the U.S. I attributed to my bad luck and fearing a repeat stopped buying stuff from abroad. And I was happy that at least couriers from within India manage to reach me .....almost on cue, last week I lost a packet once again,this time sent from within my city... waaahhhh..

Either someone in the postal dept loves embroidery or the security guy at our apartment entrance (he collects the post and delivers to each flat) dreams that he will take up embroidery one day.This time for sure its not the postman. The courier agency informed that the packet had been collected at the gate.He claims he knows nothing. Every day since the loss, while passing in and out, I stare and growl at our security officer...grrrr... if looks could kill... grrr....

So, yesterday, when another gentleman(muah,muah..) delivered an order which I had placed couple of months back..I was a relieved woman.

Let me show you what I got,

Its a free style embroidery kit from Anchor. In India, we get only cross stitch and long stitch kits in craft shops. Surface embroidery kits are not available (and I mean it). I had to order this using an order form from the magazine "Needle 'n' thread".

The kit comes with the fabric with pre printed design and the required quantity of threads.While the quality of the fabric is questionable, I can vouch for the threads ;) There's some bead work too.

The people at Anchor assume that you know embroidery and have kept instructions to the minimum. Just one sheet of paper with the picture on one side and stitch instructions on the other side.

As a subscriber of Needle'nthread, I've seen many such kits being offered to the readers. Some of their offers are wonderful.But the ordering process is manual and cannot be done online. There's a two month waiting period too.


If you're keen on getting kits like these ,then you need to subscribe to "Needle'n'thread magazine" . At present they deliver within India only.There are 4 issues per year and each issue costs 75/- .

And you know what? I've got two of the above kit. One for me and the other for one amongst you.

Very soon I'll announce the give away.. hmm..may be next month..on my birthday :)

Till then,
Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa