Contemporary & colourful cross stitch designs

Brighton, England

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Announcement    Contemporary and colourful embroidery designs.
I sell downloadable PDF copies of my cross stitch designs and also some of the books that I've published on cross stitch and embroidery.


Last updated on 01 May, 2017

Contemporary and colourful embroidery designs.
I sell downloadable PDF copies of my cross stitch designs and also some of the books that I've published on cross stitch and embroidery.



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Susan Bates

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Susan Bates


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About CrossStitchSusie

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On Etsy since 2013

Cross-stitch PDF charts for sale in my Etsy shop

I have been designing cross-stitch and tapestry designs for some time now. I have my work regularly featured in these magazines in the UK:
Cross Stitcher
The World of Cross Stitching

I was also a regular contributor to these UK magazines:
Cross Stitch Gold
Cross Stitch Crazy

I've had a number of books on cross stitch and 1 on freestyle embroidery published, with the Turkish Publisher 'Tuva Publishing'. I've also produced some designs for DMC. The designs are available to buy from DMC as cross stitch kits. I also design for the Turkish cross-stitch magazine 'Kanavice'.

I have designed for a number of other companies too, including Herrschners/Craftways, Creative World of Crafts, Lakeside Needlecrafts and Waffle Flower.

So I'm pretty busy!... But for some time now I've wanted to sell designs myself, in the form of PDF charts that you can download from me and then use to stitch from. So that's why I decided to open my Etsy shop.

I'm selling new designs that are only available here on Etsy, but I'll also be selling some of my older designs that have featured in some of the UK cross-stitch magazines.

I've always loved sewing and all types of textiles. My background is in painting, so I try to combine my love of design and pattern with painterly shading and rich, vibrant colours.

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  • Susan Bates

    Owner, Designer

    Cross-stitch and needlepoint designer, working regularly for these UK magazines: Cross Stitch Gold Cross stitch Crazy World of Cross Stitching Cross Stitcher I have had some cross stitch books published and designed some cross stitch kits for DMC UK.

Shop policies

Last updated on 14 October, 2015
Hi there, welcome to my shop! I'll be selling my own cross-stitch designs here, as charts, so that once you've bought the chart you can download it and use it to stitch up your own versions of my designs.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
The PDF file is a file that can be downloaded after purchasing it from me. It contains a colour chart with the thread colour key, so that you can stitch up the design for yourself.

Please be aware that when you are purchasing a PDF cross stitch pattern from me you are buying a DIGITAL FILE and NOT a FINISHED PIECE OF STITCHING! (Any stitching shown in the PDF pattern listings are used to show you how the designs will look when stitched up).

If you are purchasing a digital file from me I'm sorry that I'm unable to offer refunds or exchanges on these.

If you ask for a refund because you were expecting to receive a stitched piece of work I'm afraid I won't offer a refund - as it clearly stated on my shop that you are purchasing a DIGITAL FILE.
I accept credit cards, debit cards, Etsy gift cards and PayPal as payment methods.
Books will be posted within 5 working days of receiving your order (following the successful receipt of your payment).

I post books to the UK, Europe (EU and non EU) and the rest of the world. Please choose the relevant pricing option when purchasing a book from me.

There are no shipping costs for PDF patterns, as you are purchasing a digital file which is emailed to you. It will be sent to the email address that's listed on your Etsy account.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about/ problems with your purchase please email me at susanbates7(at) and we can discuss it and come to a solution.

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Last updated on 16 May, 2018
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