When Details Matter

Richmond, Virginia 1562 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (54)


When Details Matter

Richmond, Virginia | 1562 Sales

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About TheCrossStitchStudio

Sales 1,562
On Etsy since 2017

Welcome to The Cross Stitch Studio!

After years of working in the corporate world, we turned our attention to more creative pursuits upon retirement. This shop is the result of that venture, and we have big plans for it.

For the last 30+ years, Mark owned a database software company with national clients. He traveled every week on business, and was a favorite among the flight attendants who were fascinated by his needlepoint projects, which he often worked on during a cross-country flight. In those days, no one thought twice about bringing embroidery scissors on-board!

After earning a degree in piano performance, I released an album of original compositions in 2002 entitled A Dream Come True, which is available on iTunes. I spent many years working in the legal field as a computer tech for several Richmond area law firms and the Senate of Virginia.

I have one son from a previous marriage, Andrew. He has degrees in painting and printmaking, anthropology, and will be earning his master's in cultural heritage management. His wife Holly studied fashion merchandising, and has her own floral artistry business.

We are fortunate to work from home in our central Virginia 1919 Queen Anne / Arts & Crafts bungalow pictured above, which we share with our four-legged feline companions. We feel so much more at home surrounded by older things than new, and our cross stitch patterns reflect that love of bygone days.

If you enjoy nostalgic imagery and large full coverage designs with life-like, painting-style quality, then you will love our patterns faithfully adapted from vintage-themed art in a variety of subjects. Although they contain intricate details with subtle shading, they are created without the need for specialty stitches, making them perfect for beginners as well as advanced stitchers.

We provide only large print patterns in both black & white and color. Of course this means that there are more pages to work with, but as stitchers ourselves with decades of experience, we feel that preserving your eyesight is well worth it.

Thank you for visiting The Cross Stitch Studio. We hope you thoroughly enjoy our designs!


Mark & Betsy

Shop members

  • Betsy


  • Mark


  • Angel

    Website Assistant

Production partners

  • Print on Demand Shop

    United States

    We utilize the services of a print on demand shop to fulfill orders of our original cross stitch tee shirt designs. All of our cross stitch patterns are designed and produced 100% in-house and are adapted from fully-licensed artwork.

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