Announcement   Welcome to CrossStitchCardsDestash! Here you will find cross stitch books, Vintage patterns and leaflets, cross stitch kits, and other crafting supplies.

I also sell vintage children's books, and various other vintage items.


Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Welcome to CrossStitchCardsDestash! Here you will find cross stitch books, Vintage patterns and leaflets, cross stitch kits, and other crafting supplies.

I also sell vintage children's books, and various other vintage items.

Gail Pither

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Gail Pither


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Time to destash!

I have two other Etsy shops at which has my handmade items, cross stitch cards, and original cross stitch patterns, and www.XperimentalCrochet which is for all my crocheted items.

This shop is for the items I am no longer using. Following my international relocation, my business plan has changed and I won't be able to use many of my supplies in the near future. I want them to go to good homes where the fabric, books, and other treasured supplies can fulfill their crafting destiny!

I have books, patterrns, fabric, buttons, paper embellishments and other crafting items. Check back regularly for new listings!

I am also listing other quality vintage items including Tea Cards from the PG Tips brand, cigarette cards and vintage children's books too.

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  • Gail Pither


    Time to get rid of some vintage stuff! I have a mountain of crafting supplies, vintage patterns, and books, plus other curios that I bet you would love to get your hands on. Remember those books you read as a child? Well, I might be able to help you!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2015
Welcome to my Destash Store! I have a lot of cross stitch supplies that I am not using, so I want to make sure they are available for others!

My main Etsy Store is over at: where I sell handmade cards and other items made with cross stitch.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I do not normally accept returns unless the item is not as described. 

If you feel dissatisfied with any item I have sent you, please contact me straight away so that we can resolve the situation together - communication is the key! 

I welcome contact from anyone with questions about my items. I am happy to discuss any problems with items that I have sold and will do my best to resolve issues quickly. I can be contacted through Etsy's messaging service, and will respond as quickly as possible, even just to acknowledge the initial receipt of your query, before we work on a resolution together.

I may request a photograph of the item, or need to have it returned to me within 14 days, so that I can process your refund for you.
I accept Paypal and Direct Checkout in my store for online transactions. I want us to enjoy every transaction we have with each other so please contact me as soon as possible if there are any payment issues, so that we can work together to resolve the problem.

Remember - the sooner you pay, the sooner your items can get shipped!
My shipping costs reflect actual shipping rates from the UK, plus a £1 charge for handling (packing materials and travel to the Post Office). If there is an overpayment of shipping costs that exceeds £1.00, I will process a refund for you. Occasionally, purchasing multiple items can cause an overpayment to occur, and a refund will be due in those cases.


I can get to the Post Office most days and can usually get your items posted same or next day after cleared payment is received, certainly within 3 business days. I will always email you to let you know when your item is on its way. 

If you require tracking on an item, please contact me before purchase, so that I can work out the extra cost for you.

I will ship worldwide. Details are given within each listing, although you are welcome to contact me for confirmation of any shipping prices. Please note that the buyer will be responsible for any and all customs charges associated with your shipment. I will give accurate value information on the customs form.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some of the kits offered in my store have come to me from other sources and suppliers. There is the possibility that the previous owner of the item may have smoked, or opened the packaging and removed the needle from the kit. This is more common than you may think!

I do try to check the contents of the kits without ripping them open, and if I notice that the needle is missing, I replace that from my own stash. However, If you would like me to open the packaging to check the contents, please ask me.