More new designs
|Happy Summer! It must be by now, mustn't it? The
year is flying by as always and here at Stitchtastic 2011 is the
year of new designs for us. We've got some fantastic new artists
who've come on board at Stitchtastic to create some brilliant new
kits for you to try, but I'm keeping some of them under wraps for a
month or two as they're not ready! However, this month we have two
more brand new designs from Patrick, our newest designer and
resident computer expert.
As you will see, Patrick's
designs are unusual and very striking. He says, 'After showing you
my first design in last month's newsletter, we had a great reaction
so I wanted to share these with newsletter readers first before
anyone else! Read on to find out about the inspiration for his
Our newest designer, Patrick
|Alright, it's more of a
festival of stitching, but you try thinking of a catchy line about
tractors! We have a range of 5 tractor designs, all available as
kits and charts. Tractors are always popular for stitchers, whether
they're farmers themselves or simply love a good tractor!
Firstly, the oldest tractor in our range. It's an old fashioned open
cab David Brown and appeals to the tractor purists! Measuring 10" by
8.6", it uses 11 DMC colours and the kit costs £24.95. Have a look
for more details.
Next, probably our most popular tractor
design, a John Deere in its recognisable green livery. It is quite a
large design, measuring 13.6" by 10.6" and it uses 20 DMC colours,
with quite a lot of green! It's a great stitch though, and not too
difficult as it contains some nice block areas to stitch in front of
the TV. The kit costs £29.95 and can be found at
IIf you prefer a Massey Ferguson to a John Deere, have a
look at our next design. It's a bright red Massey tractor, measuring
14.3" by 10.2" and has a bit of a plough theme (have a look behind
the back wheel). Kids in particular love this design as it is so
bright and colourful. Being one of our biggest designs, it costs
£35.95 and comes with Zweigart aida (as do all of our kits) and 23
DMC threads presorted onto thread cards to help you with your
organisation. Have a look at
for more info.
Our final two tractors cover the other most
popular tractor makes, Ford and Fiat. The Ford tractor design also
shows a plough and is very bold in blue and yellow. It's another big
design, measuring 14.1" by 10.7" and uses 25 colours, costing £35.95
for the kit. The FIat Agri 880 design measures 14.3" by 10.4" and
uses slightly less colours (19). It costs £29.95 and can be found at
Our oldest tractor design.
Big Green Tractor!
A very colourful design.
Anyone for ploughing?
Fiat Agri 880.
Featured Artist - Patrick Scott
As you know from this and previous newsletters,
Patrick usually sticks to the computer side of
Stitchtastic, designing our online store from
scratch and keeping the order system working and up
to date. However, he has always wanted to try his
hand at designing, as he enjoys stitching but
likes to tackle unusual projects. Well, here at
Stitchtastic we all like to try 'something different', so he is simply extending our theme.
Patrick gets his inspiration from technology,
new and old. His first new design this month is a
brilliant circuit board stitch, with a phrase to
match. He says 'Working in IT, as I have done ever
since leaving university, you constantly get asked
by people to fix their computer, explain why
it's not working, tell them how to clean the
printer.....the list goes on. As much as I enjoy helping people, it can get slightly wearing when all
people need to do is find the on / off switch! So I
decided to create this ironic design with my
experiences in mind.' The design comes with various
phrases so that you can decide your
own irony! The kit costs £29.95 and will measure 11.3" by
11.3". It only uses 9 DMC colours but is really
detailed, with a real retro feel.
second design is a fantastic mixture of our love to
shop and our love of technology. Patrick says,
'Quite recently, we invested in bar codes for
our products (most people don't realise you actually
have to pay for barcodes!) and it got me thinking.
Barcodes are such an everyday part of life, but
have you ever thought about stitching one?'
The Shop Til You Drop barcode looks really effective
and is a real bargain stitch, with the kit only
costing £9.95. The stitching is all black and
looks really cool when it is stitched. If you have a
shopaholic daughter, niece granddaughter or you and
your friends just love to shop, this is the
perfect gift. It measures 12.6" by 3" and would look
very striking on a bedroom wall, or maybe even a
Have a look at
for the full range of Patrick's designs.
Very apt, believe me!.
He doesn't really like to shop that much!.
I can't guarantee it, but I'm going to go out
on a limb and say that next month we'll feature one of our other new
artists. Don't quote me on that though.......
See you then!
Questions or comments? E-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 114 2353958
Until next time