Made using superior quality materials, every cushion kit contains all the materials you will need to stitch the needlepoint design (plus a few extras just in case).
Simple to complete
Designed with the beginner in mind, our simple, clear instructions will guide you step-by-step to completing your pillow. We also have a dedicated tips and tutorials page and we are always happy to answer your questions.
Each POMPOM Needlepoint kit contains a full-colour printed canvas.
We use 12hpi (holes per inch) canvas, which allows us to add just the right amount of detail to the design.
Made from starched, pure white, 100% cotton, canvases are printed in rural Devon by our artisanal needlepoint specialist.
Every kit contains:
- Top quality Zweigart canvas, with printed design and key;
- 100% pure new wool, Anchor Tapisserie yarn;
- Two John James, British-made, size 18, steel needlepoint needles (little kits just have one needle);
- Simple instruction with clear diagrams;
- An illustration with detailed image for easy reference;
Additionally our little Sweetie Pillow Kits include:
- Softly textured and colour co-ordinated needlecord backing fabric;
- Generous amounts of pure white pillow filler;
- Sewing needle and plenty of cotton thread for finishing.
We use super soft, 100% pure new wool, Anchor Tapisserie yarn, a professional needlepoint yarn made in England by Coats. We love this yarn because we have hundreds of beautiful shades to choose from for our designs.
We design out kits so they can be stitched on or off a frame.
The little kits never need a frame, but with the big kits it optional.
Our suggested stitch – Basketweave Tent Stitch – is the best stitch to use without a frame.
We prefer a frame if we are stitching at home (rather than when travelling) as it gives a more even finish.
Our kits should be worked using Basketweave Tent Stitch, which is the highest quality stitch available. This stitch uses the most yarn, making it both softly luxurious and exceptionally hard-wearing.
You are also very welcome to use Half Cross Stitch or Continental Tent Stitch if you prefer and we include instructions for both.
In addition to our calculations we always add a little extra yarn in each colour, so whichever stitch you choose there should always be ample yarn for your design.
Studio-made & Bespoke pillows
If you love the cushion and want one of our professional needleworkers to stitch it for you, try our studio-made pillows, or if you want to choose your own custom colours just let us know.
We can also adapt our designs or create a new one just for you with our bespoke service.