Obsessed with these embroidery kits by French company Numero 74. Each kit contains an organic cotton canvas, silk screen-printed with educational illustrations (choose from Wild World, Sea World, Birds, Butterflies, Insects or World Map), a wooden embroidery hoop, coloured threads, needles, instructions and two metal bars and rope to hang.
Suitable for ages eight and up, it’s a great way to introduce embroidery techniques resulting in a large-scale impressive piece that can then be displayed on the wall. I want them all (but Insects is my favourite)! From £45, from Islington emporium of wonder Molly Meg.
PS: Not craft inclined? You can buy ready embroidered versions, too!