TheBellwetherUK

The Bellwether - Cross Stitch For The Modern Age

Glasgow, Scotland · 214 Sales

TheBellwetherUK

The Bellwether - Cross Stitch For The Modern Age

Glasgow, Scotland 214 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

Announcement   The Bellwether is Claire Brown, professional needle-slinger and word-wrangler, based on Scotland's Clyde Coast. Set up in 2004, The Bellwether has grown from a passion for making by hand and has been has featured in places like Sunday Times Style magazine, The Guardian and even a few fleeting glimpses on TV.

With a penchant for the off-beat, and a desire to offer a whole new modern angle on cross stitch, The Bellwether aims to provide a touch of unconventionality to brighten up people's lives.

And if our designs don't quite hit the mark, we offer a custom-made service, where we can work with you to create personalised artwork to your specifications.

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Last updated on 11 Dec, 2017

The Bellwether is Claire Brown, professional needle-slinger and word-wrangler, based on Scotland's Clyde Coast. Set up in 2004, The Bellwether has grown from a passion for making by hand and has been has featured in places like Sunday Times Style magazine, The Guardian and even a few fleeting glimpses on TV.

With a penchant for the off-beat, and a desire to offer a whole new modern angle on cross stitch, The Bellwether aims to provide a touch of unconventionality to brighten up people's lives.

And if our designs don't quite hit the mark, we offer a custom-made service, where we can work with you to create personalised artwork to your specifications.

Claire Brown

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About

Cross Stitch For The Modern Age

I learned to cross stitch when I was at school. The first thing I made was a mat that proclaimed my love for my favourite pony, Sparky. After school, I didn't give cross stitch a second thought until I was in my early 20s. Once I picked up the needle again, I was hooked!

I've been designing and producing my own cross stitch patterns and kits for over 10 years now, first under the guise of Miso Funky and now as The Bellwether. My work has been featured in magazines all over the world, on UK television and is even owned by several celebrities that some of my work is inspired by.

I've exhibited at numerous events, including Bust Craftacular, Renegade Craft Fair and Pulse. I've written articles on indie craft for several print publications, as well as blogs, and designed cross stitch projects for Cross Stitcher magazine and Craft Tuts+. I've contributed projects to several books, including Craftydermy and Lazy Girl's Guide To Sewing and have been featured in the book Enterprise Nation - Working 5-9. I've even been featured in Mollie Makes magazine as their Tweeter of the month!

Behind The Bellwether is just a simple desire to make people smile. Cross stitch is a much-maligned art form and I want to design things that are simple to make but look great - that's the ethos behind everything. That's carefully balanced by ensuring that work is of a high quality and packaged nicely, too.

Want to know more? Check out my blog at http://www.thebellwetherblog.co.uk.

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  • Claire Brown

    Owner

    I'm Claire and I AM The Bellwether! When I am not designing and producing awesome cross stitch kits and patterns, I work in television. I live near Glasgow in Scotland, with my husband and our dog.

Shop policies

Last updated on 22 November, 2017
The Bellwether is operated by Claire Brown, Glasgow-based professional needle-slinger and word-wrangler.

I design quirky and offbeat cross stitch charts that are easy to understand and quick to stitch.

I also offer a custom chart option where we can work together to put your idea into chart form for you to stitch up yourself.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
No refunds are available for personalised charts.

If you are unhappy with an item, please contact us and we'll work together to resolve the issue.
Payment
We accept payment by Paypal or credit/debit card in any currency. Payment must be received before your order can be dispatched.
Shipping
Digital goods will be delivered instantly for download. Ain't technology grand?
Additional policies and FAQs
We are happy to accept custom orders where our order book allows - just drop us a line.