THE HAPPY CROSS STITCHER
Cross Stitch Kits, Tapestry Kits, Embroidery Kits, Stranded Cotton and Fabric at permanently low prices with free delivery on all UK orders over £40
We stock most manufacturers such as DMC, Bothy Threads, Glorafilia, Vervaco, Heritage Crafts, Dimensions, Derwentwater Designs, Classic Embroidery, Lanarte and more
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Cross StitchCross Stitch Kits
Cross stitch is an embroidery style that uses two diagonal stitches to form an x or cross. These crosses form to create a picture. Counted cross stitch has been around for hundreds of years and is one of the oldest forms of embroidery, traditionally using linen and thread to create samplers of words and sayings. Nowadays cross stitch kits can be either counted, printed or stamped and with the enormous choice of designs and kits available, the possibilities are endless.
Tapestry or Needlepoint is a form of embroidery where wool or yarn is stitched through mesh canvas. Although a variety of stitches can be used, most tapestries are worked using tent or half cross stitch. The design is usually printed directly onto the canvas but counted tapestry is available.
As finished tapestry or needlepoint is usually quite stiff, it is normally used for wall hangings, cushions, seat covers and bags.
The fabric or canvas count for tapestry is generally large count to accommodate the use of wool or yarn, this can affect the smaller details, very fine tapestry or needlepoint is known as petit point.
Blackwork embroidery is one of the easiest forms of counted thread embroidery and dates back many centuries. The technique uses outline and infill stitches to create complex looking geometric patterns in any colour, despite the misleading name. Originally used to enhance clothing, Blackwork is now available in a wide range of designs and can be used to create fantastic needlework pieces. We have a good range of Blackwork kits to choose from including a range of Blackwork combined with counted cross stitch kits, the combination of the different stitches looks stunning.
Long Stitch KitsLong Stitch Kits
Longstitch is an embroidery technique which involves combining stitches in a variety of lengths to create an image or pattern. It became very popular in the 1970's and is very fast and easy to stitch. The definition of a long stitch is one straight stitch worked to any length in one direction, though most longstitch kits use a vertical stitch.
Longstitch kits usually have the design outline printed onto the canvas but can also be counted from a chart.
Latch Hook KitsLatch Hook Kits
We have a colourful collection of latch hook kits for you to choose from including latch hook cushions and rugs.
Latch hook kits are created by knotting lengths of wool or yarn onto large count canvas using a special latch hook tool.
Latch hook kits are quick and easy to work up and are suitable for both beginners and experienced latch hook crafters alike.
Embroidery KitsEmbroidery Kits
Browse our selection of embroidery kits from leading manufacturers such as Janlynn, Bothy Threads and Design Perfection.
With a choice of both modern and traditional embroidery kits including samplers, cushion fronts, pictures and more, our kits range from beginner embroidery kits to advanced designs, we have something for all stitching abilities.
Give yourself a challenge and try an embroidery kit today!