Brought to you by Faby Reilly, here is a fun and colorful cross stitch pattern that doubles up as a spiderweb tutorial. How about discovering new stitches that will enhance your cross stitch projects? This is a new series by Faby Reilly that will focus on a specialty stitch at a time. Watch out for more.
Set sail for the land of the rising sun with this gallery of cross stitch characters, heroes of Japan's most popular legends. A ninja, a princess, but also the characters of the old monk and the young priest (the latter recognizable by his bamboo broom), or the aristocrat of the imperial court, disguised as a peasant travelling the country incognito. Check our stories for each character. Design by Kyoko Maruoka (GERA!).
Here is a very pretty cross stitch chart by Chouette'alors. It features a mother-hen bending her head tenderly towards her baby. We love the unique and dynamic layout with the focus on the pair's heads, while the hen's tail points strikingly upwards.
Small but super detailed cross stitch motifs which can be used for a multitude of applications, from key-rings, coasters and fridge magnets, to personalizing children's clothes with waste canvas. A design by Lesley Teare.
Barbara Ana continues to draw inspiration in the work and life of the exceptional woman artist. This new portrait features Frida, eyes closed, with thoughts steaming from her head and taking the form of lush tropical flowers.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs
Halloween stitching with Barbara Ana
Subscriptions to Barbara Ana's Halloween SAL are now closed but your can now purchase the whole chart. There is plenty of fun to have stitching ahead of Halloween with Barbara Ana and dozens of amazing designs to select from.
This unique artistic work is brought to you by the talented Japanese designer Kyoko Maruoka of GERA! In the cross stitch portrait, the sitter's features are almost erased to better highlight the elegant silhouette and body, with a single decorative focus on the floral print of the dress.
If you stroll in the forest after dark, keeping very quiet, you might suddenly come across the stunning Queen of the Forest, holding the sceptre to her kingdom in her hand. Full of poetry and charm, this cross stitch chart is Barbara Ana latest release.
Extraordinary wildflowers grow, long stems ending in pretty blooms. Look close though, and you will notice the woodlands are teeming with life. We love the way designer Deborah A. Dick combines the classic look of a Quaker sampler and the figurative cross stitch motifs. A Tempting Tangles design.
Designer Perrette Samouiloff has a special talent for depicting children, combined with a keen interest in period fashion. These Victorian children seem to have just walked out one of the stucco-fronted houses in the crescent streets of Belgravia or Kensington, London.
Inspired by the seasons, designer Lesley Teare takes us through each month of the year and a particular flower. You can stitch the sampler as a whole, or stitch a pattern per month and use them as greeting cards.
Not a wrinkle on the sea. Not a breath of wind in the sails. A radiant sun ... a design truly evocative of a perfect summer day. We love the layout, inspired by the namesake quilt motif. Cross stitch pattern designed by Gracewood Stitches.
Brought to you by fun loving designer Chouett'alors, here comes Lady Frog, all dressed up and ready to go out. The chart is now available with the English text "My little black dress". You can of course keep the original French "Ma petite robe noire" to give it a flavour of Paris fashion.
Lesley Teare 2020 SAL: The August part in full detail
Now available, Part Eight comes last in the second row. It features a long tail bird perched a flower on a worked in lace-like Blackwork motifs with a rainbow heart. The dominant colors are a aqua blue, tangerine and lime green.
Part Eight is now available for download to all subscribers of the Lesley Teare 2020 SAL.
Part Nine will come first from the left in the third row. It features a blue-tailed bird and two bees buzzing around. The bird is perched on the stem of a flower worked in lace-like Blackwork motifs. The dominant colors are aqua blue, light tangerine and light yellow with a touch of green.
Part nine will be available for download as of September 1st
Owls, by the dozen
This fun and colorful sampler, brought to you by Lesley Teare, comes with twelve delightful little owls, one for each month of the year. You can stitch the sampler as a whole, or each owl individually for use as Birthday cards or as a calendar, rotating the image as the year goes round.
We love the "sixties" feel of the feel the love motif by Tapestry Barn. It will look gorgeous stitched on a faded denim jacket or the pocket of a pair of jeans. Simply using waste canvas will do the trick.
This trio of patterns is also ideal for a beginner cross stitcher. It is small to stitch, the design is very straight forward and there is only cross stitch. If you are looking for a simple - but effective - pattern to teach a friend or a child, here you go!