Stitchsperation

Modern Cross Stitch Kits | UK

Wellington, England

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Announcement    Hello! Here you will find modern cross stitch kits, cross stitch PDF downloads, embroidery scissors, needle minders and more!

Keep your hands and mind busy with a new craft. Perfect gifts for keen crafters, sewing enthusiasts and beginners alike! Stitch a cross stitch kit for wedding gifts, nurseries, children's rooms, craft rooms, living rooms, offices - anywhere that needs brightening up with a piece of handmade typographic modern art - made by you!

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Last updated on 18 Aug, 2021

Hello! Here you will find modern cross stitch kits, cross stitch PDF downloads, embroidery scissors, needle minders and more!

Keep your hands and mind busy with a new craft. Perfect gifts for keen crafters, sewing enthusiasts and beginners alike! Stitch a cross stitch kit for wedding gifts, nurseries, children's rooms, craft rooms, living rooms, offices - anywhere that needs brightening up with a piece of handmade typographic modern art - made by you!

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Charlie Mankin

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About Stitchsperation

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On Etsy since 2016
Video summary: I do a happy dance every time I get an order!

I'm a freelance designer/maker based in Somerset, UK. I work mainly with textiles, from cross stitch and embroidery to quilting. 

Originally I trained as an actress and made jewellery in the times of no work. Things have changed since then, I no longer act, other than the odd voiceover, and I spend most of my time playing with fabric and thread instead of beads and wire!

Stitchsperation started when I was unable to find the kind of cross stitch patterns I would like to stitch and hang up in my home. I love typography, modern design, bright colours, inspirational quotes and having something to create when I have a spare minute in the day. Instead of using lots of different colours of floss I decided it would be cool to have lots of different colours in the canvas instead.

I hand paint/dye the fabric and spent months of research and planning to find the perfect mix of products to use to get the result I was looking for - colours that pop and last!

I make sure I stitch every pattern at least once, sometimes twice and occasionally several times (!) before listing them in the shop to make sure they work and look great.

I spend half my time working on Stitchsperation and the other half doing freelance design and sewing for an awesome essential oil company. The rare bits of time in the middle I spend making quilts, bags and homewares for my other Etsy shop - Sydney Rose Designs.

Shop members

  • Charlie

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I love tea, cake (gluten free please), bright colours and gin & tonic.... not necessarily in that order! I design the patterns, paint the fabric, assemble the kits, post the mail and drink ALL the tea to keep me going! I am Stitchsperation!

  • Monster

    Official Hugger

    Monster makes sure I stay sane and give the best hugs when needed!

Production partners

  • A Print Shop

    Wells, England

    Print my images onto beautiful semi gloss recycled card.

  • A UK based Laser Cutting Company

    Hartlepool, England

    A small UK based company who cut and print my designs onto plywood.

  • A UK Based Laser Cutting Company

    United Kingdom

    The laser cut and print my original design in plywood. I put together the rest of the kit in my studio.

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Last updated on 19 Nov, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I love working on custom/personalised orders, please get in touch to talk about your requirements!

Wholesale availability

Feel free to contact me with wholesale enquiries.

Are these finished items for the wall?

No, these are cross stitch kits for you to complete yourself!

What is 14ct Aida?

Aida is what I call, 'traditional' cross stitch fabric. If you did cross stitch as a kid, you probably did it on this. The holes are very obvious and you can clearly see where the stitches go. Aida is quite stiff and and doesn't always require a frame or hoop to stitch on. Sticthsperation kits come with 14ct aida which means your design will have 14 stitches per inch. This is perfect for beginners.

What is 28ct Evenweave?

Evenweave may seem a little tricker than Aida as there are lots of holes, but produces a very clean background which can make the finished kit look like a print from a distance. The term evenweave applies to any fabric that is "evenly woven", so it has the same number of threads per inch in both the vertical and horizontal directions, and all the threads have the same thickness. Evenweave has more drape than aida so it's great if you want to make your finished piece into a cushion or bag. Stitchsperation kits come with 28ct evenweve, this means there are 28 stitches per inch if you stitch through every hole but the trick with evenweave is to stitch through every other hole, therefore getting 14 stitches per inch - the same as the aida!

Whats the difference between a regular kit and a mini kit?

Regular kits are the original size kits, the fabric measures approx. 33cm x45cm with a painted area of approx. 20cm x 21cm. They come with a 4-6 page chart and use 2 or more 8m bobbins of DMC stranded embroidery floss to stitch.

Mini kit fabric measures 24cm x 32cm with a painted area of approx. 14cm x 15cm they come with one 8m bobbin of DMC stranded embroidery floss to stitch.

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