Cross stitch- anyone recommend any non-chintzy sets

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bellinisurge Mon 04-May-20 13:55:01

I found a small cross stitch set that my dd bought in an English Heritage gift shop yonks ago . It's only little - about 10 cm squared - and of a "cute" llama. I'm finding actually doing it very therapeutic and wonder if anyone on here can direct me to something larger. Definitely non-chintzy. Don't mind sweary mottos or anything like that.

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InDubiousBattle Mon 04-May-20 13:58:21

I like Micheal Powell cross stitch kits. They aren't kooky or sweary though!

flojo73 Mon 04-May-20 14:06:41 have got a variety of kits

Rainallnight Mon 04-May-20 14:07:37

Check out subversive cross stitch. Very sweary!

MotherofDragonsandPigs Mon 04-May-20 14:09:41

I like bothy threads and subversive cross stitch.

Luna321 Mon 04-May-20 14:10:31

You should have a look at caterpillar cross stitch I love the designs on there. She does stitch along projects where you get part of the pattern sent every month which is fun. She's starting a new one this month.

Testarossa44 Mon 04-May-20 14:13:52

Try the Lakeside Needlecraft website, lots of lovely kits. Also there are cross stitch magazines which usually come with a free mini kit.

bellinisurge Mon 04-May-20 14:46:51

Thank you very much,

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MyHipsDontLieUnfortunately Tue 05-May-20 22:58:16

Loads of snarky cross stitch on Etsy too. I've rediscovered the therapy! Currently doing a donut design for DD hmm but as soon as the thread arrives it's on to a 'dad' tattoo-style design for father's day - my dad is tattooed but I'm not. Also my DSM's mum died so will be doing a floral one in memory of her. I've got a lovely Russian doll I've just finished from Etsy too!

LittleCandle Tue 05-May-20 23:02:58

Try amazon - they have some. Don't buy threads from them, though, as they are hugely overpriced. There's Marie's Cross stitch and enchanted needle online as well. I do miss sewandso for cross stitch supplies.

CrochetBug Tue 05-May-20 23:03:17

I love Bothy Threads. I'm currently working on a giraffe picture for ds1s bedroom.

BestestBrownies Tue 05-May-20 23:10:06

Just had a look at @flojo73’s link and pissed myself laughing at the idea of a cross-stitch selfie! Although the idea of being able to use a photo is appealing if you want to avoid chintzy, granny patterns I suppose

udnertheradar Tue 05-May-20 23:12:02


FayKnights Tue 05-May-20 23:12:25

Hannah Bass kits are really nice. I’ve just ordered my next project.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Tue 05-May-20 23:14:41

My favourite are Satsuma Street designs.

Furrybootsyecomfy Tue 05-May-20 23:17:31

I like 8bitnorthxstitch on

If I was any good at cross-stitch I’d get them all!

TheThingWithFeathers Tue 05-May-20 23:19:50

The Make Arcade have some cute kits.
I love Stitchrovia patterns on Etsy, they don't do kits though.

TheCraicDealer Wed 06-May-20 00:26:02

Hannah Bass
Stitchsperation on Not On The High Street

My absolute faves are Stitchrovia by Emma Congdon. Her designs are amazing and available on Etsy, but she's also just published a book. You can buy threads and aida easily, I use Love Crafts. Much cheaper than a kit.

MamehaSan Mon 11-May-20 23:53:06

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PineappleDanish Thu 14-May-20 08:57:26

I have just started my enormous cross stitch kit I bought about 2 years ago from a Surrey based company called Gecko Rouge. They have lots of very unusual kits but most are quite large and daunting.

Jellycatspyjamas Thu 14-May-20 13:58:50

Depending on the size of project there are some fabulous designs out there. I like Norah Corbett and Mirabillia for pixies and ladies with lots of beading and bling, and I’m just about to start Gotham Sirens by Tilton Crafts. Beware though you could lose yourself in stitchy projects and materials...

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