Q: This looks so adorable! Would you recommend this kit for someone just learning and is the very beginning stages of being a beginner? 😊Asked by Becki B., April 2021
Hey, Becki! Thank you so much! To answer your question, YES, these kits are *super* beginner-friendly. Each project comes with a link to a full-length, step-by-step video tutorial where I take you through everything from start to finish (how to thread a needle, transferring your design, stitch-by-stitch instructions, how to back your hoop, etc.). I think of it as being almost like a virtual workshop - the difference being, you can go at a pace that works best for you! I hope that's helpful, but don't be afraid to reach back out should you have any other questions whatsoever!
Q: Is there a waiting list I can join for when a subscription opens up? Thank you.Asked by Teri S., March 2021
Hey, Teri! Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, I do not have an official waiting list at this time. I'm able to open up subscriptions on or around the 11th of each month, which means subscriptions for the April box will likely open on Thursday, March 11. I hope this is helpful!
Q: When is my subscription billed?Asked by John B., September 2020
Hey, John! That's a great question. If this is your first time subscribing, you'll be billed immediately upon subscribing; you'll be billed again the next month on the 9th. For example, if you were to sign up today (September 25), you'll be billed today for the October Box, and then again on October 9th for the November box. You can always change your subscription by canceling or skipping a month before your next bill date, and if you ever have any issues navigating the system I'm happy to help you get your account changed manually from my end (just email me - for example, if you want to skip or cancel, but can't get it to work, shoot me an email before your next bill...
Q: What is the last day that I can subscribe to get this month's box?Asked by John B., September 2020
Hey, John! That's a great question! If you'd like to subscribe in time to get the October box, you'll need to subscribe at any time in September. If you'd like to subscribe in time to get the November box, you'll need to subscribe at any time in October. The big box does tend to sell out before the end of the month, and if that happens you'll only be able to subscribe to the digital-only version (which never sells out, I can send as many digital patterns as needed) - I hope that makes sense! Please don't hesitate to reach out should you need any additional clarifications!
i have been a hopebroidery subscriber since August 2018. hope prepares the boxes with absolute love and thoughtfulness. you really couldn't ask for a better subscription to learn embroidery. hope explains everything you need to know in the tutorial videos and provides a PDF with a diagram of each stitch we'll be using. the diagram is great because after a few months you can use it as a test of what you've learned. don't remember chain stitch? watch the tutorial! the box has everything you need. you won't be running to the craft store because you forgot that one color you needed. you have it. hope sent it to you. you will love your hopebroidery box!!
Tammi, thank you SO much for this thorough and thoughtful review. I am so grateful you chose to stitch with me and SO happy you had a great experience!
I really love the color palates! I do wish that the fabric was pretty-printed, but I’ll have fun Wynn this project!
Wendolyn, Thank you so much for this review! I so appreciate your thoughts - and actually, having a box project with printed fabric sounds like a super fun idea for a future kit! :)
My fear is that I won't be able to accurately convey how wonderful this subscription box is. This box has given me so much joy. I started it when my husband was away for a few months and it was a treat to myself. I kept going because it was just such a wonderful addition to my life.
I live overseas at a military base. It is very hard to find people that want to ship me craft supplies (I'm looking at you, big box craft stores), and Hope makes sure to do the customs form so that I can have this subscription.
Quality of Products
I am now obsessed with tiny scissors. You think you'll get too many, BUT ITS NOT POSSIBLE. The embroidery floss is fantastic, needle in every box so you don't even need to keep track of it. There is enough fabric to COMPLETELY mess up and start over.
Hope makes full length videos of the entire process. I started knowing absolutely nothing about embroidery. You can learn everything you need to through her videos!! She start with everything that comes in the box. And then she takes you through the pattern. It's fantastic. Additionally, her instagram has fabulous content so you can continue to learn.
Jacqueline! Thank you so, so much for this thorough and thoughtful review! I'm so grateful to have had you has a subscriber!
I enjoy it
So glad you're enjoying it, AnnMarie! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly via email should you ever need any help with stitching or your subscription! :)
Cutest little box! Digital portion helpful for first timers exploring new hobbies such as myself. Thank you for great service and products!
Thanks so much, Mahasen! I'm so happy to know the digital portion was helpful to you - please don't hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions about embroidery! I'm always happy to help! :)
For the June 2020 Hopebroidery Box, we stitched a floral sampler using variegated floss! This hoop was a GREAT exercise for anybody who struggles with perfectionism - all of our hoops look slightly different! This box included green scissors, metal needle threader, a cut of light green cotton/linen blend fabric, embroidery hoop, seven full skeins of floss, a pencil to transfer the design, and an accompanying full-length video tutorial! Retail value: $56.99!
For this box, we stitched a hoop inspired by my neighbor's tulips! We used just one strand of embroidery floss and one stitch for this hoop. This simple, meditative project kept stitchers busy for several hours! May's box included black scissors, needle, threader, yellow linen and thrifted white cotton, embroidery hoop, seven full skeins of floss, a pattern pre-printed onto transfer paper, and tutorial video! Retail value: $56.99!
For April's box, we stitched a pair of flowers with a small bee and bits of cross-stitched rain. The Apri box included yellow scissors, needle and threader, white linen fabric, embroidery hoop, seven full skeins of floss, a pattern printed on cardstock to be transferred with a pencil, and full-length video tutorial. Retail value: $55.99!
For the January 2020 box, we stitched a floral sampler using French knots, woven wheel roses, satin stitch, and so many other stitches! Subscribers got a great taste of so many techniques with this project! January's box came with white scissors, needle, threader, purple linen fabric, embroidery hoop, seven full skeins of floss, pre-printed transfer paper, and a video tutorial. Retail value: $57.99!
For this box, we stitched a fall hoop based on leaves in my actual yard - the pattern for the two large leaves in the middle of the pattern could be stitched in two different ways! This box included owl scissors, needle, threader, white cotton fabric, hoop, seven full skeins of floss, a pencil for transferring, and video tutorial. Retail value: $55.99!
For the November 2020 Box, we're going to space! Your kit will come with a cut of dark blue linen fabric; silver heart-shaped embroidery scissors; seven full skeins of Sublime Stitching embroidery floss; a pattern pre-printed onto transfer paper; needle and threader; and four-inch embroidery hoop. This kit also comes with a full-length video tutorial, where I'll take you through this project stitch by stitch! Subscribe by 10/31; this box ships the first week of November!
For the December 2020 box project, we'll be stitching a beautiful hilly landscape using negative space and three different stitches. The digital version of this box will come with both the pdf pattern and video tutorial; if you get the full box, you'll be receiving all the supplies you need for this project, including a beautiful pair of orange pudgie embroidery scissors, seven full skeins of Sublime Stitching floss, fabric, hoop, needle, and threader.
For the January 2021 project, we're stitching a vining houseplant! We'll be learning darning, satin stitch, shading, and other techniques that I'll outline in this box's accompanying stitch-by-stitch video tutorial. Subscribers to the big box will get all the supplies they'll need to complete this project, including a pair of green flower embroidery scissors, seven full skeins of embroidery floss, a cut of deep orange linen, hoop, needle, threader, and pattern.
For February's box, we're stitching a floral sampler, where you'll get to learn a bit of shading, how to stitch three dimensional thistle flowers, rosebuds, and vines. This big box will come with a pair of beautiful purple embroidery scissors as well as all the supplies you need to complete this project. Both the digital-only mini box and big box also come with a full-length video tutorial, making this project perfect for you even if you're brand new to embroidery.
In March, we're stitching a pair of butterflies surrounded by floral vines! With this kit, you'll be learning so many techniques, including French knots, stem stitch, and the woven wheel rose. The big box comes with all the supplies you'll need for this project, including a cute pair of yellow embroidery scissors. Both the digital-only mini box and big box also come with a full-length video tutorial, making this project perfect even for brand new stitchers!
For this project, we're stitching a potted monstera plant! You'll get to learn 8 embroidery stitches with this project! Subscribers to the digital-only mini box and big box will both receive this kit's pattern and a full-length video tutorial. Subscribers to the big box will also receive all the supplies you'll need to complete this project, including linen fabric, hoop, six full skeins of floss, needle, threader, a pencil for transferring, and black embroidery scissors!
For May's Hopebroidery Box, we're stitching bright red cherries onto mustard linen fabric, surrounded by florals in white, blue, red, and green! Subscribers to the digital-only mini box and big box will both receive this kit's pattern and a full-length video tutorial. Subscribers to the big box will also receive all the supplies you'll need to complete this project, including a pair of blue heart-shaped embroidery scissors.