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Embroidery kits that aren't twee

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Plumpcious Fri 21-Feb-14 16:54:17

Thatballwasin posted in Chat to ask for suggestions for freestyle embroidery kits that aren't twee. TheGirlOnTheLanding suggested having the thread moved to here, for future reference (Chat threads being deleted after 90 days). In case that doesn't happen I thought I'd start a thread here - feel free to pile in with other recommendations!

So far the suggestions are:

- a book called Hoopla, which includes patterns

- Clare Youngs' Scandinavian Needlecraft book:
clareyoungs.co.uk/book/scandinavian-needlecraft-5/

- blogs: Feeling Stitchy; Urban Threads; Mr Cross Stitch;
fuckyeahembroidery.tumblr.com/

- Nancy Nicholson's pre-printed kits: www.nancynicholson.co.uk/sewkits.html

- kits and pattern pdfs: www.subversivecrossstitch.com/

- patterns: sublimestitching.com/collections/patterns

- patterns: septemberhouse.biz/

If you have any suggestions for 'non-twee' embroidery or cross-stitch please add them here.

BigBirthdayGloom Fri 21-Feb-14 19:18:24

Cross Stitcher magazine usually has loads of non twee charts and is a fiver. Not a bunny or teddy in sight!

MiaowTheCat Fri 21-Feb-14 21:42:27

I have this one done and framed on my landing (didn't pay that bloody price for it though). Have a companion one that I started a few years ago and got about as far as sorting out all the colours before getting pregnant and it going on the backburner.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dimensions-Gold-Cross-Stitch-Kit/dp/B005DDB4KE

I don't DO twee.

ohfourfoxache Sat 22-Feb-14 00:19:41

God that Scandinavian one looks brilliant!

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