June 09

Make time to stitch!

The weather is finally improving, thanks goodness! But it’s still very variable here in the UK as we all know, so if you’re reading this on a rainy day, why not put a bit more time into your stitching, rather than worrying about when to put your washing out!

I’ve really enjoyed stitching my most recent project - the Lamborghini Countach, which you can see here.  I think I enjoyed stitching this more than any other design I’ve completed recently. It was fairly simple, all whole stitches and quite a few blocky areas, but then parts were a challenge, particularly on the wheels. Also, it started to look really good early on, which is always a bonus!

I’ve got a big job this summer, to mount quite a few of the designs I’ve shown you in the newsletter over recent months before we exhibit them at Alexandra Palace on October. Make sure you come and have a look if you’re visiting the Knitting & Stitching Show between 8th and 11th October!

Lamborghini Countach Cross Stitch Kit 
The Lamborghini Countach - a fantastic looking stitch and quite easy to do!

June product spotlight

This month I really loved designing our new Go Cart design. It uses 18 DMC colours, so buying a kit is definitely better value than a chart, as you don’t have to buy a whole skein of every colour when some of the shades only need a metre or two.

It’s great to be able to design in such wonderfully bright colours, and I enjoy stitching in these lovely shades too! The design measures 13.8” by 10.8” so it’s a brilliant size for a wall design in a child’s bedroom. Come to think of it, any big kid who’s into go carts would love it too!

Go Cart Caricature Cross Stitch Kit 
Our  bright and colourful new Go Cart design.

Stitchtastic fans  

In the next couple of issues of the newsletter, we’ll be featuring some of our customers who’ve kindly agreed to let us show off their handiwork!

Regular visitors to Stitch & Craft at Olympia and The Knitting & Stitching Show at Ally Pally  are Mr & Mrs Waters from Essex.  They always have something very special to show off - our designs stitched onto T-shirts.

Mr Waters has kindly modelled 2 designs here. The top picture shows his Norton Dominator T shirt. The detail that’s come out using the t-shirt material is fantastic! The lower picture shows a design of an old BSA Bantam. We joked that Mr Waters should carry a big sign around the show telling people where to get our designs from!

If you’d like to bring any of your completed Stitchtastic designs to the shows we exhibit at, we’d love to see you. If you don’t mind modelling for a picture or two, you could be the star of a newsletter too.

Oh, and Mr & Mrs Waters - I’ve not forgotten about the Brough Superior design I promised you - it’ll be ready for Ally Pally!

Mr Waters modelling his wife’s handiwork based on our motorbike designs.

Next month

July’s newsletter will feature another Stitchtastic fan, and we’ll also have some information for you on washing your completed cross stitch work.

If you’d like to be featured in our newsletter, please e-mail me at sarah@stitchtastic.co.uk, preferably with a picture of your stitching!

Suzuki GSX 1400 Motorcycle Cross Stitch Kit

Questions or comments? E-mail me at sarah@stitchtastic.com or call +44 (0) 114 3830333

Until next time

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