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June 11

Exciting News

Lots of news and some new designs this month, as well as our tribute to the armed forces, which fits fantastically with our new Red Arrows design. First though, I wanted to show you my most recent completed stitch which is a very simple design, but looks absolutely brilliant.

It's a lovely Mini Cooper, uses only 11 DMC colours but is a great, striking stitch for all those Mini fans! The kit costs £24.95 and I had great fun stitching it.

Completed Stitched Mini 
Lovely Stitched Mini Cooper!

Forces Tribute

Our military designs always go down a storm at stitching shows, so I thought it was about time we had a bit of a feature for them in our newsletter. As you
all know, we like to encourage people to 'stitch something a bit different', and our military designs are definitely different to the norm.

Let's start with a blast from the past, a very popular plane, the Lancaster bomber. This design uses 17 DMC colours and the finished stitching measures 14.3"
by 10.1", when stitched on 14 count aida. The kit costs £29.95 and can be seen at http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/lancaster-bomber-cross-stitch-kit.aspx.

Next, a little more up to date aircraft which is just disappearing from our armed forces, so there's never been a better time to immortalise it in stitch.
The Harrier Jump Jet kit costs £29.95 and measures 14.3" by 7.8", using 15 DMC colours. Have a look at http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/harrier-jump-jet-cross-stitch-kit.aspx.

Let's come back down to earth with our Panther Tank stitch. It's a big colourful design, using 21 DMC colours. It measures 14.3" by 9.1" when stitched and
will impress any tank enthusiast. For more information visit http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/panther-tank-cross-stitch-kit.aspx.

Another great aircraft design to finish with, our very popular Spitfire design. What makes this design unique is that it injects an element of fun into a
very iconic plane. The finished stitching measures 14.3" by 10" and uses 16 DMC colours, have a look at http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/spitfire-
Lancaster Bomber Cross Stitch Kit 
A colourful blast from the past!

Harrier Jump Jet Cross Stitch Kit 
Harrier Jump Jet - will be sadly missed.

Panther Tank Cross Stitch Kit 
Military Ground Vehicle - can't be beaten.

Spitfire Cross Stitch Kit 
Another icon!


Brand New Red Arrows

This month we're delighted to add to our forces range as we're launching our new Red Arrows design. Featuring one of their iconic planes racing along through
the skies, this is a very colourful design, using 27 rich DMC colours. It's an easy stitch though as a lot of the work is in blocks, creating a superb
finished look.

The finished stitching measures 14.7" by 9" and would be a great tribute to any aerobatic pilot, or just for a fan! Have a look at

Brand New Red Arrows Cross Stitch Kit 
Our brilliantly colourful and brand new Red Arrows design.

Fancy a personalised number plate?

OK, this is a slightly cheaper way to get your own personalised number plate and I'm afraid you can't actually use it on your car, but after last month's
sneak preview, we are now ready to launch our brand new number plate design, which has been designed by Patrick, who normally sticks to the computer side of Stitchtastic.

Patrick says, "I wanted to create a new design which would appeal to girls and boys of all ages, and was really simple to stitch so a beginner stitcher like
me could make it. I also wanted it to be a great gift that could be easily personalised and used as a door plate or to label a cupboard or a drawer, or maybe
just for fun!"

As with all of our kits, the design comes with Zweigart aida and DMC threads, using just 4 colours. The completed number plate will obviously vary in size if
you wish, depending on the size of the name, but the average should be approximately 11" in width with a height of 2.5". The kit is also a bargain, with a
price tag of £9.95. Have a look at http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/gb-number-plate-cross-stitch-kit.aspx.

Brand New Personalised Number Plate design 
Patrick's personalised cross stitch design.

Next Month

Next month we'll appeal to all those cross stitch farmers out there with our range of tractor designs.

See you then!
Next Month will feature Tractors

Questions or comments? E-mail me at sarah@stitchtastic.com or call +44 (0) 114 2353958

Until next time

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