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About Victoria Merness - Little House of Victoria

I am an artist and teacher specialising in hand embroidery.  My work aims to demystify the art of embroidery with the use of knitting wool and DMC embroidery threads.

I have a keen interest in folk art and the arts and crafts movement, and this is evident in the designs that I produce. Originating from a background in painting and paper cutting, all of my embroidery designs are first hand drawn before being interpreted into stitch.

There are two distinct themes to my work. During the study for a MA in Contemporary Fine Art in 2020, my work focused on an autobiographical theme, where I produced several stitched portraits, often working on vintage family photographs of my family from a Spanish/Argentine heritage that were only recently discovered.

Well-being is at the very heart of Little House of Victoria.  My mission is to share the healing power of stitch with everyone in need of relaxation, to help escape digital burn out. With the stresses and strains of everyday life, we could all benefit from finding a meditative state of mind on a regular basis, that is why I have designed the embroidery kits so that I can share the therapeutic benefits that hand embroidery has to offer.

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Stellar Sunflower Embroidery Kit with Manos del Uruguay Wool

This gorgeous kit contains hand dyed pure wool by Manos del Uruguay, which are super soft as they contain 70% Merino and 30% Silk!  The crochet weight knitting wool is an absolute joy to stitch with as it’s squidgy enough to hide imperfections, but it still has a form to it that creates very neat stitches with minimum effort.  This kit is suitable for all levels of stitchers including beginners as full instructions, a stitch guide, and video tutorials are all included.

The kit includes full printed instructions to make the generous sized hemmed panel into a bolster cushion, but it could also be a wall hanging, or displayed in a frame.

The inspiration for this kit comes from my love of the the Arts & Crafts Movement, this wool embroidery kit is available in three colour options for the simple reason that once I had completed one I just couldn’t stop!

The name comes from the colour of the Manos del Uruguay variegated wool that they have called ‘Stellar’.  It reminds me of Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting, as it has tones of blue, green, yellow, and brown all in one strand, and it is very easy to stitch with, creating a very sophisticated look with minimum effort.

The Stellar Sunflower design is deceptively easy to embroider, with simple stitches being used to great effect. The finished piece could be any number of things including a wall hanging or a cushion, and I have designed the colour palette so that it is easy to style, and will brighten any interior decoration scheme.

Included in the kit:

  • Hemmed panel of pure linen in an ivory colour, measuring 50 x 50 cm, a luxurious high-quality heavyweight linen weighing approximately 225gsm.
  • Six mini skeins of Manos del Uruguay hand dyed wool, ready cut into stitchable lengths and stored on a handy Macrame ring.
  • John James Chenille embroidery needle.
  • 14 page full colour printed instructions with a stitch guide.
  • Printed to size A4 embroidery pattern template.
  • Carbon tracing paper for tracing your design.
  • Calico tote bag, which you could embroider with the leftover thread.
  • Video tutorials at my website.
  • Free delivery in the UK.

Stitches used in this design:

  • Satin Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Leaf Stitch
  • Split Stitch
  • Chain Stitch

If you are creating a cushion then all you will need is the stuffing, and a pair of scissors to cut the thread.

To order the kit, please visit my website