ClaireBrownXStitch

Best Printed & Patterned Cross Stitch Aida & Evenweave!

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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**UK SHIPPING**

UK orders are usually dispatched same or next day, always by First Class mail.

I cannot speed up or guarantee standard First Class shipping unfortunately but if your item is not with you more than 7 WORKING days after dispatch, please let me know. For your reference, working days are counted as Monday - Friday and exclude public holidays.

You may upgrade your shipping at checkout to either first class signed for (which has a reference number to confirm delivery, NOT a tracking number) or guaranteed next working day service (tracking number included, UK only).

**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING**

All items ship from Scotland, which is sadly no longer part of the EU.

Please note that I bear no responsibility for any additional customs, VAT, handling charges or local taxes you may incur when your package arrived - these are not included in any prices here and you must pay them yourself.

International orders are dispatched 2-3 times per week by tracked mail. A tracking number will be included with your order dispatch confirmation. Please allow 24-48 hours before tracking your order to allow time for it to enter the mail system. You can track items at https://www3.royalmail.com/track-your-item.


**TRUE COLOURS**

Capturing the true colour of the aida I sell is basically the bane of my existence. Trying to photograph anything in Scotland is a weather-based crapshoot at best and everyone's computer screen or phone resolutions are also different, so some small variances are to be expected! This is particularly applicable to aidas with a sparkle finish - they're usually a lot sparklier in real life than my limited photography skills can capture!

To keep this to a minimum, I take images in as close to natural light as possible, with minimal editing to try to reflect the true colour, shade and vibrancy of the fabric as possible. If you feel something has been massively misrepresented, please just get in touch - I'm only human after all. My business genuinely exists only to make your cross stitch dreams come true, so I appreciate you letting me know, so we can work on a solution together, if you have any queries.

If you're in any doubt about shade, tone, depth of colour, please just ask for more photos or details. I am also happy to lend my opinion on what fabric might work best for your project - just ask! As an avid cross stitcher myself, I am more than happy to help you make your projects the best they can be.

**CUSTOM ORDERS**

Need different quantities or sizes? Just ask! I often have offcuts or bigger pieces and am happy to do custom sizes. Please allow 1-2 weeks for custom sizes, as if I don't have it in stock, I will order it specially for you!

Want a particular print? You can make a suggestion or request by sending me a message. Custom prints are available - if you want to price this, please send a message. Please note that minimum order quantities and values apply for custom prints.

**FABRIC CARE**

The manufacturer of this aida does not recommend using detergents if you wash this fabric. I personally do not recommend washing aida - life is too short!

For detailed fabric care advice, please visit https://clairebrownxstitch.com/pages/fabric-care.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 30, 2021

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPPING AND SUCH BEFORE PURCHASING! THANK YOU! Click Read More below to see this info.

**UK SHIPPING**

UK orders are usually dispatched same or next day, always by First Class mail.

I cannot speed up or guarantee standard First Class shipping unfortunately but if your item is not with you more than 7 WORKING days after dispatch, please let me know. For your reference, working days are counted as Monday - Friday and exclude public holidays.

You may upgrade your shipping at checkout to either first class signed for (which has a reference number to confirm delivery, NOT a tracking number) or guaranteed next working day service (tracking number included, UK only).

**INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING**

All items ship from Scotland, which is sadly no longer part of the EU.

Please note that I bear no responsibility for any additional customs, VAT, handling charges or local taxes you may incur when your package arrived - these are not included in any prices here and you must pay them yourself.

International orders are dispatched 2-3 times per week by tracked mail. A tracking number will be included with your order dispatch confirmation. Please allow 24-48 hours before tracking your order to allow time for it to enter the mail system. You can track items at https://www3.royalmail.com/track-your-item.


**TRUE COLOURS**

Capturing the true colour of the aida I sell is basically the bane of my existence. Trying to photograph anything in Scotland is a weather-based crapshoot at best and everyone's computer screen or phone resolutions are also different, so some small variances are to be expected! This is particularly applicable to aidas with a sparkle finish - they're usually a lot sparklier in real life than my limited photography skills can capture!

To keep this to a minimum, I take images in as close to natural light as possible, with minimal editing to try to reflect the true colour, shade and vibrancy of the fabric as possible. If you feel something has been massively misrepresented, please just get in touch - I'm only human after all. My business genuinely exists only to make your cross stitch dreams come true, so I appreciate you letting me know, so we can work on a solution together, if you have any queries.

If you're in any doubt about shade, tone, depth of colour, please just ask for more photos or details. I am also happy to lend my opinion on what fabric might work best for your project - just ask! As an avid cross stitcher myself, I am more than happy to help you make your projects the best they can be.

**CUSTOM ORDERS**

Need different quantities or sizes? Just ask! I often have offcuts or bigger pieces and am happy to do custom sizes. Please allow 1-2 weeks for custom sizes, as if I don't have it in stock, I will order it specially for you!

Want a particular print? You can make a suggestion or request by sending me a message. Custom prints are available - if you want to price this, please send a message. Please note that minimum order quantities and values apply for custom prints.

**FABRIC CARE**

The manufacturer of this aida does not recommend using detergents if you wash this fabric. I personally do not recommend washing aida - life is too short!

For detailed fabric care advice, please visit https://clairebrownxstitch.com/pages/fabric-care.

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About ClaireBrownXStitch

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On Etsy since 2008

Cross Stitch For The Modern Age

I learned to cross stitch when I was at school. The first thing I made was a mat that proclaimed my love for my favourite pony, Sparky. After school, I didn't give cross stitch a second thought until I was in my early 20s. Once I picked up the needle again, I was hooked!

I've been designing and producing my own cross stitch patterns and kits for over 15 years now, first under the guise of Miso Funky then as The Bellwether and now as myself. My work has been featured in magazines all over the world, on UK television and is even owned by several celebrities that some of my work is inspired by.

I've exhibited at numerous events, including Bust Craftacular, Renegade Craft Fair and Pulse. I've written articles on indie craft for several print publications, as well as blogs, and designed cross stitch projects for Cross Stitcher magazine and Craft Tuts+. I've contributed projects to several books, including Craftydermy and Lazy Girl's Guide To Sewing and have been featured in the book Enterprise Nation - Working 5-9. I've even been featured in Mollie Makes magazine as their Tweeter of the month!

Behind my work is just a simple desire to make people smile. Cross stitch is a much-maligned art form and I want to design things that are simple to make but look great - that's the ethos behind everything. That's carefully balanced by ensuring that work is of a high quality and packaged nicely, too.

Want to know more? Check out my blog at http://www.antibullshitleague.com.

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  • Claire Brown

    Owner, Aida Queen

    Hello, I'm Claire! I live near Glasgow in Scotland, with my husband and our dog. I do not suffer fools gladly and I watch too much television. Cross Stitch is life.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 3, 2020
Hello, I'm Claire Brown and I'm a fancy aida dealer and cross stitch designer based near Glasgow, Scotland.

I love to find new and exciting cross stitch fabrics so that you can make your hobby or business the best it can be with patterned, solid colour and fancy fabrics to add extra pizzazz to your needlework.

You'll also find a curated selection of Anchor and DMC embroidery threads in store, as well as stitching accessories - if there's something you're after that you can't see, just ask!

I also design quirky and offbeat cross stitch charts that are easy to understand and quick to stitch. I offer a custom chart option where we can work together to put your idea into chart form for you to stitch up yourself.

I'm available to commission for custom work, please drop me a line and we'll discuss your requirements.

Got a query about your order? Want to check something out before you buy? Just drop me a line and I'll be happy to help.

** Fabric care **

The use of detergents on printed aida is not recommended by the manufacturer. A light wash without detergents is recommended, if washing is necessary at all:

Place your fabric in a bowl of warm water - wash one piece at a time.

Allow the fabric to soak for as long as you need, gently patting the fabric occasionally. Do not rub or scrub the fabric.

Do not wring the fabric to dry - instead, lay it out flat on a towel and roll it up to ab

Unroll and lay the fabric out flat to air dry.

Once dry, lay the fabric stitched side down on a clean towel and iron on reverse, using steam if required.

If absolutely necessary to use a detergent, do not use biological materials and ALWAYS sample test a small piece with NON-biological detergent before proceeding. Ensure fabric is rinsed well.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
No refunds are available for personalised charts or custom sizes of aida. Exchanges are considered on a case by case basis.

If you are unhappy with an item you've purchased, please contact me and we'll work together to resolve the issue.

Please ensure that you read product descriptions carefully. I am always happy to provide additional information or images before purchase - just ask!
Payment
I accept payment by Paypal or credit/debit card in any currency. Payment must be received before your order can be dispatched.
Shipping
Digital goods will be delivered instantly for download. Ain't technology grand? Please allow some time for Etsy's automated system to deliver your chart, it should be along momentarily.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to accept custom orders where my order book allows - just drop me a line.

More information

Last updated on Jul 15, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

The use of detergents on printed aida is not recommended by the manufacturer. A light wash without detergents is recommended, if washing is necessary at all:

Place your fabric in a bowl of warm water - wash one piece at a time.
Allow the fabric to soak for as long as you need, gently patting the fabric occasionally. Do not rub or scrube the fabric.
Do not wring the fabric to dry - instead, lay it out flat on a towel and roll it up to ab
Unroll and lay the fabric out flat to air dry.
Once dry, lay the fabric stitched side down on a clean towel and iron on reverse, using steam if required.
If absolutely necessary to use a detergent, do not use biological materials and ALWAYS sample test a small piece with NON-biological detergent before proc