6.8.20

Review: Little Narwhal cross stitch kit

Please note: This is not a sponsored post. I did however receive the cross stitch kit for free as I won it in a competition.

A picture of a narwhal cross stitch hanging on a wall in a hoop
Hi there!

A while ago I won a narwhal cross stitch kit and a Ty narwhal beanie from Little Beach Hut.
You can see the unboxing of it in the fourth episode of my podcast
  
I’ve since made the kit and I thought a review of the kit would be good.

The kit includes:
  • DMC embroidery thread on a cute thread card
  • 14 count aida fabric
  • Needle
  • Pattern with instructions printed on A4 paper
  • Cross stitch guide
  • A hoop (I don't think this is included in the kit,but I did receive it with my package)
A picture of thread, hoop and fabric from a cross stitch kit

The feel of the kit and the packaging is very nice when you open it. There are lots of little cute details and I really felt that there was put so much heart into it. 

As it is a kit, everything (except for scissors and hoop) comes in the package, so you are all ready to stitch when you open it. The pattern comes printed on A4 in the kit and if you are new to cross stitching there's some very beginner friendly instructions.

A picture of a narwhal half stitched

I did have to use the pictures on the website a few times, especially stitching the details around the narwhal. The colours on the pattern are quite muted and a few shades of the backstitch are very similar, which is a bit of an issue. Unless you sit in pristine lightning conditions you can very quickly miss some details. 

I had to use my daylight lamp in order to see all the details as I stitch in the evening. I think that if I had the PDF available it would be easy to see the details, but as is I got a bit frustrated.
Luckily the pictures on Instagram and the website are quite clear, so they were very helpful.

A close up of the cross stitched narwhal kit

The design is super cute and fits perfectly in a hoop to display on the wall, and I will happily buy a pattern another time. However I will get it as a PDF instead of a kit, as the pattern will hopefully then be easier to read.

You can really feel the love and care Sara has poured into her kits and patterns and looking through the pattern selection on her website there are so many adorable ones. I do encourage you to have a look for yourself!

x Michelle

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