Beautiful designs using traditional embroidery stitches. We have lovely cushion panels and smaller kits
Lively and quirky. These modern designs are full of energy and fun. Using top quality materials and threads they are worked in full stitches and back stitch on 14 count aida.
Designs for all occasions! Really useful kits complete withh all that you need to stitchplus the card mount and envelope.
We have stocked Just Nan charts for over 30 years !! We love the intricate cross stitches plus the way Nan introduces other complimentary counted stitches often in small bands on a sampler . Nan has an uncanny way with shading and design all of which we love to observe as her new designs continue to roll out .We try to offer most of her current range so if there is something you are looking for and you do not see it here , please email or ring and ask .
We offer the special threads , charms and beads packs as part of the chart so all you need to add is DMC stranded cottons and the fabric - usually 32 count linen .
We stock the Zweigart linens in the appropriate colour for each design and can easily put the complete kits together if it would help . Again .please contact us
A Norwegian traditional embroidery style, often white on white using a variety of stiches, with cut and drawn threads. More contempoary designs will use coloured threads but the over all effect is still calm, measured and delicate.
We stock Hardanger fabric - 22 count. appropriate threads and a range of designs for you to try.
Our pick of cross stitch kits are all first class . The designs are clear ,effective and work very well on the stitch size of fabric . The fabric used is made by Zweigart , the long established world leader in needlework fabric production . The fabric has a very even weave and the holes are clear . The threads used are dmc or anchor . All six stranded ,So you pull out the number of strands directed by the instructions . pull them out of a short length -12-15 inches at most individually and put them together .
The fabric lies flat but if you feel more confident of getting an even stitch by putting your work in a hoop then try our deep hoops . you will not be disappointed .
Fold your fabric over both ways to find the middle and begin your sewing there .
We mark off on the chart where we have stitched with a highlighter pen .
We really hope you enjoy your sewing .
Please do not hesitate to get in touch f you would like advise or any help at all .
We want you to enjoy your hobby as much as we all do .
Intricate floral designs printed on decent weight trigger cloth which is a mercerised clean calico that holds the three d stitches very well without need for a backing fabric .
We use Maria's book The Art of Dimensional Embroidery as a bible . It has good colour photos explaining how to use the threads themselves ,There are seven weights in all of the 200 plus colours!! It explains all the stitches again with photos and gives lots of charts for you to develop your own embroidered pictures .
The kits all come with threads , instructions, printed fabric and a set of our own Dimensional embroidery needles .
We do stock most of the threads and can order or match as appropriate .
We highly recommend the trigger cloth for lots of embroidery .
So if you want to tackle a project that is a bit testing ,a bit different and simple sensational - try a kit from this range ...
Inspirational historic designs from British designer Phillipa Turnbull.
She offers a range of traditional or re-interpretations of beautiful Jacobean embroideries all printed on the company's own exclusive and historically accurate linen twill with excellent, clear instructions, detailed full size stitchchart, needle and all of the Appleton's 2ply crewel wools needed.
A contemporary South African designer just as at home with traditional crewel work as with modern embroidery.
Perfect for beginners or to just sit and enjoy sewing or for the experienced stitcher. Pick from a wide range of styles and designs from a selection of designers. We have starter kits, kits that are perfect to send as gifts, all the way up to large panels and bell pulls. In the Historical Sampler Companies selection you may find the same designer, and sometimes even designs, as in their cross stitch range but printed onto 12 hpi canvas (bigger holes!) and using wool (bigger needles). Fabulous for cushion fronts, etc
We first met Beth over 30 years ago . We love her translation of the William Morris and friends designs into first rate tapestry kits .. The shading of colours -all British Appletons wools - that Beth has developed give such a wonderful feel to these designs .First class printing .Clear instructions . All wools included plus tapestry needle and storage bag .Zweigart de luxe canvas with plenty of space round the edge of the design so need not be used just as a cushion . Really satisfying and beautiful projects to stitch .
If there is a particular design you are looking for that is not listed , please contact us .
We first met Elizabeth over 30 years ago . She is a true British design gem ! We love her take on traditional Victorian cross stitch or Berlin woolwork and the way she has created such wonderful clear and strong designs . Many originally based on botanical paintings with a 21st century feel .She then developed victorian animals , wreaths ,modern floribunda ,wild animals , british hedgerow wild life , fish , teddy bear picnics , exotic blooms ,hostas and even the Chelsea pensioners !
Her designs can be linked together to create larger pieces by overlapping the canvas and working the cross stitch through two layers of canvas so making rugs of 2 squares joined together or three or four in a row to make a runner ....
All the kits have the design printed on ten hole first class single white tapestry canvas specially produced for Elizabeth Bradley Designs by Zweigart . The wools are always included for the design and for the background . The wools are British from Appletons . They are tapestry weight . The background wool can be exchanged for a number of other colours all of which are included on a swatch within the kit or in the accompanying design book . There is a full size colour chart with each kit so that you can determine exactly where to put your stitches in which colour . There are full instructions on wroking the kit which do show you Elizabeth's way of doing the crossstitch faster without a frame - really worth looking at and practising !
Highly recommended !
We have dealt with Martin Winkler in Germany for over 25 years now and really love the designs he develops . He offers traditional floral centrepieces with plenty of canvas so that you can stitch background to fit a favourite stool . He produces a good number of designs in the theme of Klimt , Renoir,Macke - faithful to the artists in design and depth of colour . He has the entire Jolle back catalogue with all the amazing big landscapes and beautifully detailed bell pulls . He even has a safari section!!
We offer a selection here of our favourites but please ask if you are looking for a particular size or trying to match something and we will do our best to find it for you .
The design is not printed on the canvas . It is worked with small horizontal stitches across the double thread of the ten hole canvas. You then work your stitch diagonally over the top of this stitch in the same colour .
All kits come with wools to complete the design in half cross stitch . Some of the cushion sized designs and the pictures come with the background wools included .
we do state which .