Introducing the new Royal Proclamations Collection, by Peacock & Fig. All of life's milestones, forming a couple, getting wed, founding a family, giving birth to a baby are depicted in cross stitch with cheeky humour and lots of glamour.
Distinctive gifts for bridal showers, house warming parties, young couples, new parents, weddings, new babies, growing families ... you name it, for every occasion there's a unique design for you to cross stitch and proudly present to your loved ones and friends.
The Royal Proclamations Collection
His & Hers
His is in Gold encrusted with ruby and lined in red velvet. Hers is in silver and sparkling with diamonds.
Expertly designed by Dana Batho of Peacock & Fig, the Royal Proclamation Collection, is a wonderful demonstration of the power of cross stitch to render in stitches the dazzling effects of precious metals and gemstones, using a simple combination of solid color floss, metallics and seed beads on a fabric background. Quite a feat we believe on the part of the designer, and worth every cross stitch on the part of the stitcher. These pieces are simply gorgeous. Check out the lovely detail of these cross stitched pieces.
We've got some good news. We will be publishing some of Monique Bonnin's wonderful vintage postcard cross stitch designs. No longer available, even in France, they will now be published by Creative Poppy and available in download format.
To start with, here is one of our favorite featuring a lighthouse and incoming storm. with love the "hand painted photograph" colors and the dramatic effects of the waves breaking onto the rocks.
You can almost feel the chilly autumn wind in this splendid work created by Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles. The colors used for cross stitching - all DMC - are splendid with contrasts of warm reds, greenish yellows and purple skies. The poem that inspired the work is also very evocative. An awesome piece of needlework.
Here is another feast of colors by Tempting Tangles, this time stitched in hand-dyed Classic Colorworks cotton floss. Autumn, with its fine warm hues, is such a beautiful time of year to render in cross stitch.
We must admit, at Creative Poppy we have a particular fancy for overdyed and multicolor threads. And there is no better season to enjoy those colors than autumn, when the splendid colors of foliage invite us to a festival of colors. If you enjoy cross stitching with overdyed or variegated floss, such as DMC Color Variations, Classic Colorworks or Dinky Dyes Silk, to name just a few, you might be interested to check out the following link:
Children singing merrily a little boy plays the violin. A delightful pattern by Perrette Samouiloff that will look great as the background of a Christmas wreath, or simply framed in an embroidery hoop.
Imagine receiving a personalized gift with this little polar bear and your own initial! These little bears by Lesley Teare are so cheerful and cuddly, they are a delight to stitch and will be cherished by the gift's recipient for their own sake.
Of course you could also stitch the whole alphabet as a banner too. Click on images to see the full alphabet.
Now complete, From Tempting Tangles, Deborah A. Dicks' "Night before Christmas" series, comprising 4 ornaments, that put together read the entire poem. We particularly love the beautiful last part with an imposing St Nicholas holding a bejewelled staff
... of that closet. You're in for a surprise. This pattern is full of special effects, starting with the glow in the dark motifs, and the shiny black lacquer effects of the specialty threads. Fun and detailed stitching for Halloween with Shannon Christine!
Check out this beautiful stitched version of Luna, also by Shannon Christine. It was crossed stitched on 32 count Crystal Haunted by Picture This Plus Fabrics. We love the detail of the spider web lace on the hat!
It's a boy! He'll love to grow and find out his name is on this cute baby birth announcement. By Perrette Samouiloff.
Note: this design has been derived from two existing motifs at a stitchers request. If you had bought the previous charts, we'll be happy to send you the extra alphabets and placement charts. Let us know.
From new born baby to preschooler, these charts will let you record in stitches all the events in the life of a young child. Baby birth announcement, first steps, first birthday, first trip to the seaside. These well thought-out mini motif charts by Lesley Teare, with plenty of extra alphabets and numbers, will let you create personalised stitched works for your loved ones with maximum creativity.
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka
Also by GERA! Welcome Baby into a tender world of little rabbits, birds and flowers. The soft subdued colors create a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Includes letters and numerals for stitching baby's name.
Thre's a delicate Christmassy feel to this wreath pattern, embellished with red berries, ivy, holly and Christmas roses. Five little winter birds have come to visit, expertly rendered in cross stitch by Lesley Teare.
Latest from Barbara Ana, this Sampler tells the story of Twisted Oak Farm, as seen through the eyes of 9 year-old Sadie Woods. We love the rustic feel, the slightly derelict barns, the intriguing symbols and trees of life and the little girls holding hands.
We received a query from a stitcher who wanted to customize this sampler for a wedding anniversary. Not only did Barbara Ana supply dates, but a whole set of alphabets so you can now customize any text, dates and initials and record lives of your loved ones in cross stitches. Think weddings, anniversaries or even a tribute to some forebears of yours.
The set of letters and numerals is included with the chart. If you have already bought the chart, contact us and we will email it to you.
Looking for a beautiful way to display your needlework? Think quilting!
Even if you've never made a quilt in your life, this will work for you. Kathy Bungard of Gracewood Stitches takes you step-by-step through the process of mounting your stitched work, log-cabin style, into a quilt. Check out this great tutorial.
Beautifully detailed, with soft curves enhancing every tiny stitch, these new ornaments by Faby Reilly sparkle in a contrast of icy blues and silver highlights. They are part of the exquisite Frosty collection.
New from designer Deborah A. Dick, 2 designs inspired by the all-time favorite poem "The Night before Christmas". All Tempting Tangles designs, no matter how small, are elaborately designed with fun stitch detail such as the loop-made beard of Santa Claus, the red-bead-tipped noses of the reindeer, or the decorative borders worked with Sofia crosses and beaded diamonds.
Indispensable in any stitcher's chart library: a chart full of joyful mini Christmas motifs, always handy whenever there is a personalized gift to make - or just for the fun of stitching cheerful and quick pieces, one for every day leading up to Christmas!
Once a year in Japan, GERA! designer Kyoko Maruoka stages her pretty embroidered creations in a small shop and invites stitchers to attend. It is an opportunity to exchange and proudly showcase one's achievements, find new ideas, seek inspiration and ask for advice. For those stitchers who live too far to attend, here is a glimpse of the GERA Christmas Shop!
An exceptional cross stitch series by Japanese designer Kyoko Maruoka of GERA! Each embroidered portrait is a slice of life, with the young girl prey to reverie, at the fragile turning point when one is no longer a child, not quite yet a woman. These creations are inspired by Osamu Dazai 's novel, The schoolgirl.
A pretty Russian folktale, a golden apple, a firebird that comes at night to steal the apple, a Russian prince who goes off in search of the firebird ... all good reasons to embark on the journey stitching this sumptuous and colorful piece.