ABITStitches

ABIT Stitches: Snarcastic Stitches for You to Stab!

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Announcement    Hey, True Crime Fans and Murderinos!

We're doing our best Keith Morrison impression to tell you that pre-orders for ABIT Stitches’ Killer Font Stitchalong are now open!

The basis for the Killer SAL is our brand new Ransom Note Magazine Letter Font alphabet sampler which is on sale now!

The SAL starts June 19 and runs for 15 weeks with plenty of time to display your finish for the Spooky Season and even whip up an original design of your own for Halloween!

We've also got kits!!!!!! That's right! No more sourcing materials from 3 different places - everything you need comes in one tidy little kit! Check out Cross-Stitch kit section for the full list of products!

In the meantime, within these digital walls, you'll be able to buy each of the designs featured in our debut collection "A Bitch In Time: 30 Snarastic Stitches for You to Stab" individually or as a collection. You'll also find the "My Crummy Valentines" collection as individual PDFs. They're deliciously tart!

All patterns are ranked on a degree of difficulty scale of 'Beginner', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced'. Every individual product PDF comes with 4 (that's so many!) styles of charts as well as customization suggestions for those who want to go disco!

Critical Information: Every ABIT purchase includes instructions on how to collect up to TWO FREE PATTERNS! Just think...buy 1 book of 30 patterns and it turns into 33 patterns. For $24! How does one contain...oneself?

Use Code ABITSAVES10 to...you guessed it! Save 10%

Ready... Set... Stab!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2022

Hey, True Crime Fans and Murderinos!

We're doing our best Keith Morrison impression to tell you that pre-orders for ABIT Stitches’ Killer Font Stitchalong are now open!

The basis for the Killer SAL is our brand new Ransom Note Magazine Letter Font alphabet sampler which is on sale now!

The SAL starts June 19 and runs for 15 weeks with plenty of time to display your finish for the Spooky Season and even whip up an original design of your own for Halloween!

We've also got kits!!!!!! That's right! No more sourcing materials from 3 different places - everything you need comes in one tidy little kit! Check out Cross-Stitch kit section for the full list of products!

In the meantime, within these digital walls, you'll be able to buy each of the designs featured in our debut collection "A Bitch In Time: 30 Snarastic Stitches for You to Stab" individually or as a collection. You'll also find the "My Crummy Valentines" collection as individual PDFs. They're deliciously tart!

All patterns are ranked on a degree of difficulty scale of 'Beginner', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced'. Every individual product PDF comes with 4 (that's so many!) styles of charts as well as customization suggestions for those who want to go disco!

Critical Information: Every ABIT purchase includes instructions on how to collect up to TWO FREE PATTERNS! Just think...buy 1 book of 30 patterns and it turns into 33 patterns. For $24! How does one contain...oneself?

Use Code ABITSAVES10 to...you guessed it! Save 10%

Ready... Set... Stab!

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About ABITStitches

Sales 162
On Etsy since 2018

What is ABIT Stitches?

Years ago, Tara K. Reed's older brother, Roy started telling her to “write that down!” when she made him laugh. A bunch of those jokes eventually made it into her interactive romantic comedy novel, Love Him Not, but she still found herself with a quantity of quality quips and nowhere to quirk. It was quite a...quagmire.

Master-crafter that he is, Roy--who ruins Secret Santa for everyone but the person whose name he draws—said, “We should turn them into cross-stitches!”

Initially, Tara scoffed at the idea. You see, she was the family latch-hook kid. Her fingers were deemed too “tiny” and “dangerous” to wield a needle while her family got to stab things repeatedly and with reckless abandon. Wallowing in deep resentment of her stitching siblings’ digital dexterity, she turned her back on crafts. So she had no idea there was a long history of smart people sewing subversive sass, let alone a 21st-century resurgence of the art-form’s popularity! But Roy knew. Because Roy knows everything!

In the years since, Roy painstakingly designed just about every pattern for this store while Tara--whose hands are still dangerous--learned to cross-stitch. She really came to love it! They also watched the stitching community grow with so many incredibly talented and creative designers that they worried there might not be room for them. And then they got over it, and here they are!

As winner of her high school prom’s ‘Most Sarcastic Female’ award, probably too much of my self-confidence rides on whether you find ABIT Stitches to be an hysterical addition to this glorious bandwagon. If you like their designs as much as they hope you will, you can also thank their sister, Erin, who leant her artistic flourish to many of the patterns, and their mother, Helen, who deftly stitched most of the finishes presented here. If you don’t like our stuff, you can blame them as well - Tara and Roy plan to! Until they know your verdict, they'll set to work on their second collection.

Ready. Set. Stab!

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  • Tara K. Reed

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Tara K Reed is co-author of A BITCH IN TIME: 30 SNARCASTIC STITCHES FOR YOU TO STAB and author of LOVE HIM NOT: an interactive, dating adventure with 60 mostly unhappy endings. She lives in Niagara Falls with her husband and cats. www.Doorflower.com

  • Roy W. P. Reed

    Maker, Owner, Designer

    Roy W. P. Reed is also the creator of DOT TO DOT TO DOT: 88 ADVANCED DOT TO DOT PUZZLES WITH EXTRA DOTS, available at his other ETSY store "Dottoo Dots". He is an artist and teacher working and living in Ontario's near north.

Production partners

  • Bitter Honey Custom Creations

    London, ON

    Bitter Honey Custom Creations is owned by Erin Bennett, sister to ABIT Stitches' Roy and Tara. She has over 20 years experience in graphics design, textiles and customer service. She is based out of London, Ontario Canada.

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Last updated on Nov 28, 2020

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Last updated on May 18, 2022

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Can I sell items made from this pattern?

All Patterns Are Copyright© 2020 The Reed Studio and Doorflower Company.

These patterns are for personal use only, a finished product is a derivative work and no amount may be sold without permission from the copyright owner. If you would like to sell your finished products, whether for charity or profit, you must get permission from The Reed Studio and Doorflower Company. Redistribution of ABIT Stitches patterns in any form is expressly forbidden.

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If you bought a digital fulfillment item, after your order is successfully completed, the pattern PDF files will be available in your Etsy account, under "My Account".

If you are having troubles locating the files you have purchased, try following this url to an Etsy help article that will walk you through it.

https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949

Still no luck? Just hit the contact button and we'll make sure you get the files you ordered directly.

If you ordered an A Bitch in Time, Volume 1 PDF, within 24 hours of a successfully paid order, you will receive two emails. The first will include a link to download a password-protected PDF file. The second email, delivered simultaneously, contains the password.