What does an embroiderer need in their basic kit. Essentially, if you are going to a class, you can expect the teacher to provide you with a class kit as part of the fee, or specific instructions about what you need to buy. My experience has been that a kit is provided.
But what of the tool kit? The absolute essentials include quality embroidery scissors, a tape measure, packets of appropriate needles – usually tapestry, embroidery or straw needles, or a combination of all of these, a tape measure and a hoop. As always, go for the best that you can afford. And never use a bamboo hoop. (yes, I used to use one. Now I have a proper wooden one, I would never go back!).