Your Own Cross Stitch Pattern Maker

Your Own Cross Stitch Pattern Maker

July 09, 2019

Cross stitch is both super-satisfying and quite addictive and if you’ve been doing it for a while, there naturally comes a point where you’ll start to think up your own patterns and designs.

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CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2019

CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2019

July 01, 2019

Jennifer says: I started stitching in the 1980s at approximately 10 years of age. My grandmother and my dad were stitchers back then and I learned from them. My dad made macrame in the 70s, cross stitch in the 80s and has been making stained glass ever since!

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CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MAY 2019

CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MAY 2019

June 01, 2019

Cindi says: Hi, I'm 43 and a mom of 5 kids; 4 girls and a boy. I'm a fairly busy mom as you can imagine, two of my children are on the spectrum as well. So, between that and working as a cook at my youngest children's school, I'm pretty busy!

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CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2019

CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2019

May 01, 2019

My nan taught me to cross stitch when I was around 8 years old and I've now decided to pick it up again. Sadly, she passed away 4 weeks before my son was born so my first cross stitch piece is in memory of her to go in my son's bedroom.

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CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2019

CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2019

April 01, 2019

Welcome to the Caterpillar Cross Stitch 'Stitcher of the Month' competition for March 2019 where the winner will come away with a £20 gift voucher! I love this community we've built together and I want to showcase the personality and story of a special stitcher each month.

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CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH 2019

CROSS STITCHER OF THE MONTH 2019

March 01, 2019

Welcome to the first ever Caterpillar Cross Stitch 'Stitcher of the Month' competition for February 2019 where the winner will come away with a £20 gift voucher! I love this community we've built together and I want to showcase the personality and story of a special stitcher each month.

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BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019 - WE WON!

BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS 2019 - WE WON!

February 27, 2019

So you remember back in October 2018 when I was asking for your votes in the British Craft Awards? We only went and WON! Stitch Designer of the Year 2019 - I'm still coming back down to Earth I think!  

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HOW TO GROW A CREATIVE BUSINESS

HOW TO GROW A CREATIVE BUSINESS

October 16, 2018

I drove many, many miles down to Syon Park to attend the 'Congregation of Inspiration.' As I exited the carpark and walked through the gates, the sight that greeted me was more than even I could have hoped for. The coloured boardwalk, inspirational signs up everywhere and THAT balloon arch of dreams.

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CRAFTS FOR DEALING WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

CRAFTS FOR DEALING WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

August 13, 2018

Recently I was lucky enough to write a guest blog post over on Loretta's popular cross stitch site: Stitching The Night Away. Having run a cross stitch business for nearly 3 years, I regularly hear stitchers' stories and experiences of how cross stitch has not only helped them, but would go so far as to say its changed their lives. 

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