Rilla Raccoon Hand-Stitching Kit


by Threadfollower

The Product:

Stitch the adorable Rilla Raccoon for yourself, make her for a friend, or share the gift of stitching with someone special!

Simply cut out the pattern and fabric inside, then stitch your kit together following the step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This kit includes all the materials needed to create Rilla Raccoon, her bright yellow coat, and red rain boots. She measures about 6.75" tall when finished.

The Rilla Raccoon kit is is suggested for those that already have already stitched simpler projects. It is intended to be made by adults and enjoyed by all ages (not suitable for children under 3).

Contents: Wool felt, wool stuffing, cotton pipe cleaners, embroidery needle, embroidery thread, directions, illustrations and pattern

The Maker:

Cynthia Treen had always wanted to share her joy of stitching with others, so in 2011 she launched her line of threadfollower hand-stitching kits. Her kits are designed for stitchers of all ages (8 and up and up and up.) Although they are great for beginners, they are also a wonderful project (or gift) for stitchers of any level.

The goal of threadfollower is to foster stitching and handcrafting because “making” makes them happy and we want to share that joy with others! They also want to create products that you can feel good about (inside and out) by using local resources, recycled materials, and by making thoughtful choices in the design, development, and production of our products. They strive to give our kits as small a carbon footprint as we possibly can.

The local and recycled components: the wool and rayon felt is produced in neighboring Massachusetts; the 100% wool stuffing comes from a pool of Northeastern US farms; the recycled (FDA certified) boxes are US made; and the printing (on FSC certified paper) is done with vegetable based inks at a nearby printer in Fall River MA. All of the production of the kits is done by hand at Cynthia Treen Studio in RI.