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"The Building of a Thousand Flowers" is a lively design filled with colorful flowers and plants. The intricate design allows for a challenging and exciting stitching experience, and the organic shapes are perfect for trying out new stitches, expanding your stitch knowledge!

Find inspiration for what stitches to use on this canvas with our "The Building of a Thousand Flowers" Stitch Guide!


    What is included in the “Complete Needlepoint Kit” option 

    • Original artwork printed in premium Zweigart Interlock 13 HPI canvas, with edges sewed with cotton bias tape
    • 2 John James tapestry needles
    • Flyer with the color threads mapping so you can start stitching quickly. 
    • DMC Soft Cotton threads with enough quantity to stitch with the continental tent stitch (more information in the FAQ's below; if you need more thread, leave a note at checkout)
    • Needlepoint booklet with instructions on starting needlepoint, tips for selecting needlepoint stitches, and a library of favorite stitches
    • Our bespoke tube packaging, portable and sustainable & perfect for gifting.
    • Featured artwork: “The Building of a Thousand Flowers”, Bina Tangerina
    • Printed design measures 20x28.7 cm / 7.8x11.3 in

     

    When you buy the “Printed canvas only” option, all the above is included except the threads, and just a single needle. It’s the perfect option if you want to create your own color variation, or re-use threads and yarn you might have at home!

    Please note that we only include 1 printed Needlepoint booklet per order. If you add a gift note at checkout, then we’ll add one per kit. Any questions let us know.


    Shipping

    For more details on shipping cost, check the “Shipping” tab above. We have a flat rate so you can order as much as you like to get the most from our delivery!

    > Free Worldwide Express Delivery (3-5 business days) for all orders over 180€/$195/£150

    > Flat rate per order, so you can order as much as you like to get the most from our delivery!

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    Delivery Times:

    Express service: estimated delivery 3-5 business days.

    Standard service: 1-2 weeks for estimated delivery (with tracking). Please note that during Nov-Dec this service is slower!

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    Shipping Costs:

    Portugal: Express: 9, Standard: 3€

    Europe: Express: 15€, Standard: 9€

    UK: Express: 20€

    USA: Express: 17€, Standard: 12€

    Canada: Express: 17, Standard: 13€

    Australia & NZ: Express: 25€, Standard: 15€

    Rest of the Word: Express: 25€, Standard: 17€

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    Order Processing Times:

    > We aim to process each order between 1 and 3 business days. In case the item is not fully restocked, or we are having a sale, please allow up to one week.

    > In case you need the item with urgency, please let us know and we will do our best to find a solution for you!

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    Please consult our Shipping & Returns policy page for complete details and prices.

    This design is recommended for medium to expert levels of embroidery ability.

    If you are new to needlepoint but have experience with cross-stitch or embroidery of any kind, then you should manage to follow this kit with no difficulty at all.

    > Visit our Get Inspired page if you want to learn more about creating beautiful handmade pieces with needlepoint.

    > If you are looking for Beginners' craft kits, browse our dedicated collection!

    Product FAQs

    Yes, absolutely! All kits come with a printed needlepoint booklet, which contains instructions on how to get started. We suggest to visit our "How to Needlepoint" page for videos tutorials and detailed instructions. Check also our Beginners collection, with the best projects for you to get started with Needlepoint!

    Most of the needlepoint decorative stitches require less thread than the continental tent stitch.

    Some of the few exceptions where you’ll need more thread are: Basketweave Tent stitch, Encroaching Gobelin, French knots.

    If the decorative stitch you want to use contains sections that when stitching intersect with more than 1 hole, then most certainly it won’t require more thread than the continental tent stitch (with which you need to stitch every hole).

    The larger the stitch is, the less thread will require!

    We are more than happy to offer you all the extra threads you will need! Send us an email to hello@unwind.studio.

    In the case you already know that you are going to use the basketweave stitch, please let us know in advance and we'll include more thread before shipping your package.

    You don't need to use a needlepoint frame, but you can if you want!

    This comes down to each stitcher’s personal preference, and you can easily stitch your needlepoint without a frame, if you don't have one. In this blog post we’ll show you the differences between stitching with and without a frame, and the advantages of each technique.

    The first process is to apply Blocking to your finished canvas, in case it is distorted. Check our detailed blog post where we explain all the steps for blocking.

    Then you need to select which finished product you want to obtain (ideally this needs to be considered before starting the stitching).

    Visit our DIY Needlepoint section for inspiration and video tutorials!