Is there anything more exciting than hearing the doorbell ring and knowing it’s ‘stitchy post’? Most of us have wish lists as long as our arms (the whole of The Cross Stitch Cottage website is effectively my wish list) and we all love something new and interesting to stitch.
When I set up The Cross Stitch Cottage it was an accumulation of 25 years of being an avid stitcher myself, coupled with a desire to help others make the most of this wonderful hobby. Our goal is to inspire people to stitch for the first time, help people take on that dream project and to fill your walls with amazing, unique designs that bring a home to life. Why buy a print when you can create something by hand? To achieve this we know there are two parts; the mainstream brand names and the independent designers.
I admit the day that a huge box came full of Gold Collection kits (one of my favourite manufacturers for many years) I could have happily climbed in the box with them and lived happily ever after. Or when DMC delivered the spinner, packed with over 3000 skeins of cotton; variegated, rainbow, sparkle, glow in the dark … it was like Christmas had come early. These mainstream brands are a huge part of our business and an area we will continue to add to and grow every month but we also want to bring you something a little bit different too.
The Cross Stitch Cottage will also partner with a number of independent designers and stock their products. Our goal is to provide smaller businesses with a platform to sell more whilst bringing you a wide range all in one place. We are delighted to kick off this exciting part of the business by welcoming Stitch Kits London.
StitchKits is ran by artist Ruth Caig who creates a range of contemporary and unusual designs. These gorgeous kits come with everything you need including fabric, DMC threads (presorted), needles and easy to read charts. You can find our initial range with StitchKits here , we look forward to adding more designs in the future.
Watch our for more independent designers joining The Cross Stitch Cottage. If you are a independent designer and think your work would be a great addition to our range then place email us firstname.lastname@example.org