Can I purchase Tapestry Kits from Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Ideal for those new to the craft and experienced pros alike at Spotlight, we have a broad range of tapestry kits available. These essential starting points will help you to make a stunning needlepoint creation that will look amazing when displayed in your home. There is such a broad and vibrant range available, from cute animals to landscapes and floral displays. With such a wide selection to pick from, plus our guaranteed low prices across the whole selection, shop Spotlight now for all your needlework supplies.
How do I purchase Tapestry Kits from Spotlight?
Shop our selection of tapestry kits online, and we will deliver right to your door. All major payment methods are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal and you should receive your item within 2-5 working days. Alternatively, call into your local Spotlight today, where one of our team of friendly assistants will be on hand to help with any questions or queries that you may have.
What is included in this range?
This range includes a whole host of different tapestry kits, in a wide array of different colours and design. Whether you prefer to create a needle image of your favourite bird, a cute little doggo, or perhaps a delightful floral display, then we are sure to have the tapestry kit for you amongst this remarkable collection. It also features a range of latch hook kits, which are ideal for creating bright and colourful rugs. Children and adults will love making these awesome kits, and the simple repetitive action is sure to provide fun and entertainment for hours.
Do you have any tapestry tips for beginners?
Tapestry is generally used for wall hangings, but it can be used to adorn cushion covers, creating pictures, or just as an enjoyable hobby. You will need your canvas, wool, and needle. The length of wool is around 18 inches, as this will help to prevent fraying and tangling. Always ensure that you use a needle that has been designed purposely for tapestry. There are many different stitches that you could use, and if you are not quite sure how it should look, practice first on a piece of scrap fabric. Always ensure that your canvas is stretched taut, tightening it when necessary. It is important that you do not wash your canvas, and if necessary, any embroidery work should be professionally cleaned. Washing the canvas will remove the starch that holds it together and may cause the inks to run.
How do I use a latch hook?
A latch hook is a hinged hook that is used to form a knotted pile by pulling pieces of wool through a piece of fabric. It is a relaxing hobby, can create stunning items, and the possibilities truly are endless. There is so much that you can do! Measure your canvas grid, leaving around an inch on each side. Some kits may have this border already marked. Start from the second row from the bottom, sliding your latch hook tool underneath the canvas strand and through to the top. Slide the yarn under the handle of the tool, and then take both ends into your fingers before pulling them to the left of the tool and under the latch. Wrap the yarn around the latch and then tug the tool down. The aim is to get a knot with the two ends sticking out, and you can use your fingers to pull the knots tighter and adjust as you go. There is lots of inspiration available online, and if you are new to latch hooking, we recommend getting a latch hook kit. These include all that you will need to create your own rug as well as simple, easy to follow instructions.