Terms and conditions of use

Please read them with care.


All kits are delivered FREE of Postage & Packing to all addresses in the UK.

Postage and Packing to Europe is a flat rate of £3.95
Postage and Packing outside of Europe is a flat rate of £6.95



We accept payment in POUNDS STERLING ONLY (GB Pounds)

Cheques must be drawn on a UK bank.

Most major Credit & Debit Cards are accepted for online payments

Minimum order is £8.00



We accept most major credit/debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Solo and Visa Electron. Transactions are processed securely online through our preferred payment processors, Sagepay and PayPal.

All card payments are processed immediately your order is placed.

We also accept cheques/postal orders made out in British Sterling and drawn on UK banks or the Post Office.



Orders are usually dispatched within 7 days and we endeavour to despatch all orders within 14 days. If there is a delay on your order which will result in despatch after 7 days, then we will contact you to explain why your order will be delayed and give you a new despatch date. Should your delayed order contain multiple items we will despatch as much as possible and/or contact you to discuss the options.

If the delay is unacceptable to you then you have the right to cancel the order with a full refund.

If the item is a gift and you need it by a specific date please contact us before ordering so that we can let you know if there will be any problems.


Photo To Chart

The Happy Cross Stitcher Photo to Chart service produces a cross stitch chart from a customer supplied image and as such will be a clear interpretation but not an exact pixel for pixel replica of your image. For example, fine detail such as facial lines or multiple hair colours may not chart easily - in a photograph these may be constructed of single or multiple pixels, where as a single cross-stitch is actually quite large in comparison.

Our charts are produced to the highest standard, however the final charting can only ever be as good as the image provided.

You will be informed if we think the image will not chart satisfactorily and you will be offered the opportunity to supply an alternate image for charting or alternatively a full refund, otherwise refunds will only be given if an error is made during the chart conversion process. Please note that we ask that you obtain permission to use a picture or image where copyright issues exist. We are converting images on your behalf and cannot be held liable for any copyright infringement.

We also sell Stitch A Photo packs on behalf of DMC, but do not have any input thereafter and any queries regarding DMC Stitch A Photo chart conversions should be made to DMC directly on 0116 2754000 or you can email them at stitchaphoto@dmccreative.co.uk.



If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return it to us in its original condition within 30 days and we will refund you in full the cost of the goods, less the actual incurred cost of postage originally.

If the wrong goods are supplied due to our error or the goods are faulty, we will refund you in full, including the returned postage paid.

This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

To make a return please supply us with your name & address and also the reason for the return IN ADVANCE OF RETURNING THE ITEM(S), failure to do so will incur a £5.00 restocking fee. Please return to: The Happy Cross Stitcher, September Cottage, 55 Haughton Green, Darlington DL1 2DD, United Kingdom.

To return items from overseas please contact us first to make arrangements.

We cannot be held responsible for items returned and lost in transit. Please obtain either a certificate of posting from your Post Office or use a recorded delivery service



You can cancel your order from the date of the contract and up to 7 working days, starting from the day after you receive the goods. Upon cancellation we will return your money within 30 days of the cancellation, less the original postal costs incurred. You must bear all costs of returning the goods to us.

Please return the goods to:-
The Happy Cross-Stitcher
September Cottage
55 Haughton Green
Darlington DL1 2DD
United Kingdom



All Credit Card and Debit Card transactions are conducted securely by Sagepay or PayPal. We keep no record of your card details



All our customer records are kept on a secure and separate computer system and under no circumstances will any information be divulged to any third party.

We collect information specifically relating to your order only at the time of ordering or registering as a new customer. This information is collected by the use of cookies, therefore cookies must be enabled on your browser to enable the ordering process to function correctly.

Cookies are used for the information of The Happy Cross-Stitcher only and only for order processing purposes.

We will use your details for fraud prevention purposes. We will check your details with fraud prevention agencies and if you give us false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this.

All personal information is collected lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

For any matters relating to our privacy policy please contact Danielle Hardy (contact details below) or email admin@thehappycross-stitcher.com



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Please contact as follows:


The Happy Cross-Stitcher
September Cottage
55 Haughton Green
Darlington DL1 2DD
United Kingdom

Business Owner: Danielle Hardy


From UK: 01325 240192 (calls charged at UK national rates)
International: 0044 1325 240192

Email: admin@thehappycross-stitcher.com

General Opening Times:

Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 18.30
Saturday: 09.30 - 12.00
Sunday: Closed

Outside these times a telephone answering service is available. Please leave a clear concise message, together with your name and telephone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.