valeriestitchery

Custom Cross Stitch for All Occasions Made in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York · 286 Sales

valeriestitchery

Custom Cross Stitch for All Occasions Made in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York 286 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(92)

Shop owner

Valerie

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Announcement   Welcome and thanks for visiting my shop! If you see something you like, please post on social media. Follow me on Twitter @valstitchery and Instagram @valeriestitchery

Shout out to my inspiration, Julie Jackson, whose wonderful book, Subversive Cross Stitch, inspired me to get back into it ten years ago. Julie has a new book, as well as cross stitch kits available, at http://subversivecrossstitch.com/blog/

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

Welcome and thanks for visiting my shop! If you see something you like, please post on social media. Follow me on Twitter @valstitchery and Instagram @valeriestitchery

Shout out to my inspiration, Julie Jackson, whose wonderful book, Subversive Cross Stitch, inspired me to get back into it ten years ago. Julie has a new book, as well as cross stitch kits available, at http://subversivecrossstitch.com/blog/

Valerie

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Valerie

Liz Lemon 30 Rock Quote Cross Stitch Sampler
$30.00
Custom Cross Stitch for Kids
$40.00
Custom Cross Stitch Sampler
$80.00
Love Cross Stitch Liz Lemon 30 Rock Corinthians
$40.00
Custom Quote Cross Stitch Sampler
$100.00
Custom Cross Stitch
$150.00
Cross Stitch Monogram Sampler Alphabet Initial
$20.00
Custom Cross Stitch Personalized Gift Sets
$70.00
Mother Mom Custom Cross Stitch Sampler
$65.00
Custom Family Heirloom Cross Stitch
$150.00
Liz Lemon 30 Rock Quote Cross Stitch Sampler
$60.00
Custom Cross Stitch Sampler Retirement
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Custom Cross Stitch Sampler
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(92)
jtift

jtift on Mar 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very beautiful work! Good purchasing experience.

kbalex

kbalex on Dec 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic seller and custom item turned out great. Thanks so much!

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Updates

My latest custom cross stitch will be made into a throw pillow as a prop for a theater production.

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Custom Cross Stitch
$150.00
I'm using my couch cushion as a pin cushion while I cross stitch.

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A new sampler for a spring baby

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Custom Cross Stitch for Kids
$40.00
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About

Filling the hours with stitching

I live in New York City. I work on cross stitching in my spare time: in the park, on the subway, at a restaurant, during my lunch break. It's a real conversation starter. People are always amazed I'm doing it without a pattern, and they want to know what it's going to be when I'm done.

Most of my orders are custom orders. It actually takes a lot of preparation before I can even start a custom order. First, I have to translate what my customers have told me they envision into an template for the finished work. I don't create a pattern per se, but I do plot out the design and spatial relationship of the different elements of the design.

Then I have to count out each individual stitch it will take to make each letter of the words my customer wants. Then I have to add those together and figure out how much space each word or line of words will take up, so I can decide how best to space the text. Next, I measure the fabric to fit the frame or hoop I'll be using. Finally, I measure out a border on the fabric, to make sure the wording and design will fit symmetrically in the frame or hoop. Then I can get started.

I love collaborating on custom orders. It's so much fun to hear the ideas people come up with, and I can often use them as a jumping-off point for new project ideas. The most rewarding part is hearing back from customers who are happy with their finished samplers.

Often, even on custom orders, my customers will ask me to use my creative judgment on the overall design. Cross stitch gives me a creative outlet I don't get from my day job.

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  • Valerie

    Owner, Maker, Cross Stitch Designer

    I fill my spare time with cross stitching. It's something I enjoyed as a little girl, and I picked it back up a couple of years ago. Once I realized that I didn't need a pattern, it opened up all new possibilities.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2014
Thank you so much for visiting my shop.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I require prepayment for all custom orders. I do not start on a custom order until payment is received.
Shipping
I ship via U.S. Postal Service. If you prefer UPS or FedEx, let me know and I will calculate the shipping based on whatever they charge.

Please bear in mind that despite assurances, sometimes deliveries will be later than anticipated due to the mysterious inner workings of the Post Office, Please don't hold it against me if that happens. I don't like it any more than you do :(
Refunds and Exchanges
For custom orders I will only issue a refund if I am able to re-sell the item to someone else for the same price. If there is a specific problem with a custom order, such as a word misspelled, return it to me and I will fix it free of charge, and reimburse you the cost of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are a collaborative process. I engage in conversations with my customers to find out what they want, and then I come up with a price based on how long the project will take to complete. However, if the customer then wants to make changes to the previously agreed-upon design, please understand that I will need to charge more to accommodate the additional time.