About us

Our company

The Happy Cross Stitcher is a family run business that was first opened in 2002 in Keighley, West Yorkshire by Keith and Margaret Newton in the form of a shop and website. Keith and Margaret decided to retire and closed the Keighley shop and we took over the business in January 2005, which is now based in Darlington, County Durham.

Since taking over The Happy Cross Stitcher we have expanded the stock range, adding more manufacturers and different crafts as we went along.

In January 2008 we bought Russell House Tapestries, closely followed by Daisy Designs in June as we wanted to add a manufacturing string to our bow. Both companies were successful and have since passed into different hands.

In 2010 we created Rainy Day Designs, our own brand of designs ranging from simple cross stitch cards kits to our Premium Collection cross stitch chart packs.

So, if you are looking to buy cross stitch, tapestry, blackwork, knitting, crochet or embroidery, whether for yourself or a gift, why not browse our site?

If you can’t find what you are looking for or if you have any comments or suggestions contact us and we will do our very best to help.

Happy Stitching!