What may seem like a simple piece of decorated fabric is, in reality, a summary of a fertile culture that has a million stories to tell, all born from its rich and colorful history. Portuguese embroideries are, truly, time capsules of culture.
embroidery kits & supplies
OUR STITCHED SOUL
Inspired by the richness of Portuguese embroidery traditions, we offer kits for kids and grown ups and embroidery supplies made in Portugal.
With our beginner embroidery kits you’ll learn the first steps of a Portuguese secular art and you'll get to know more about Portugal, our traditions and folk culture.
Our range of pearl cotton floss, linens and traditional embroidery patterns reflects the uniqueness and diversity of out stitched soul.
Folclore Crafts was inspired by ancestral long-lasting arts like hole-punching, stamping and embroidery and we are passionate for our traditional resources and motifs.
Whenever possible we use Portuguese supplies in our kits. We carefully choose Portuguese fabrics to make the taleigos (drawstring bags), we use our own cork, we’ve looked for the still lasting manufacturers of Portuguese threads, we are keen on using our cardboard and we search for traditional motifs.
EMBROIDERY CARD MAKING KIT
For kids 5 year old or over. By painting and hole-punching the cardboard, the child builds its own embroidery card. In a beautiful drawstring bag (taleigo) comes all the material:
- four pre-stamped cards and one plain,
- hole punching material,
- wool yarn, wool needle & needle threader,
- "step by step" embroidery and finishing instructions,
- collage materials.
Two different sets:
- doll, fish, butterfly and chick
- car, fish, butterfly and spinning top
EMBROIDERY ON BURLAP
For kids 6 year old or over. Embroidery kit for child beginners with simple instructions to learn to embroider backstitch.
Each kit comes with:
- Portuguese wool yarn & needle,
- 4 prestamped motifs in burlap,
- instructions that teach backstitch.
Three different sets are available:
- Portuguese animals;
- Sunbonnet Sue;
BEGINNER EMBROIDERY KIT
For a grown-up or a child 8 or older. Learn how to embroider with this kit created for those trying the first embroidery stitches and needing all the supplies.
Inside a beautiful drawstring bag (taleigo) you'll receive:
- stamped embroidery pattern,
- embroidery hoop, needle & Portuguese embroidery floss,
- stitch by stitch instructions that teach 5 stitches
5 motifs available: Viana’s heart, Japoneira, hibiscus, paisley & butterfly shop here
HOW TO BUY
These and more kits are available in Folcore Crafts' Shop:
If you want to sell our kits in your store, wholesale conditions will apply.
PORTUGUESE EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES
Answering the demands of traditional Portuguese embroiderers, some companies kept producing embroidery supplies.
We sell the beautiful perle cotton from Limol, high quality linen and embroidery scissors, all coming from Guimarães. We've created our own scissors cases and fobs and also needle cases.
PORTUGUESE EMBROIDERY PATTERNS
Inspired by Portuguese traditional embroidery, but no only, we offer packs that come with embroidery supplies and patterns.
In our shop you'll find a set including linen, thread and patterns in tracing paper that will inspire you to make a fiancés' handkerchief (lenço dos namorados) Visit our Portuguese embroidery supplies in our shop
Folclore (Portuguese for Folklore) is inspired by the need of empowering folk knowledge, a know-how that must be shared, and not stopped in time, so we can continue creating our common history with our hands and, of course, with Portuguese soul…