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Announcing 'An Embroiderers Garden'
Floral Collection for Hand Embroidery

A compilation of over 200 motifs. This book includes thread and fabric information, along with simple easy to follow stitch instructions. Although each pattern does have it own colour key and suggested stitches listed, I think the versatility of each design is evident, from the beginner using the backstitch and the basic outlines to the more experienced stitcher who can fill the shapes with stitches limited only by their imagination.

I have been wanting to produce a book for free hand embroidery for some time, I really enjoyed working on this project and I do hope that it can ignite your creativity too.

‘An Embroiderers Garden’ - Floral Collection for Hand Embroidery!


Also announcing my Cross Stitch Card Collection

A compilation of 37 individual designs all with their own pattern card, perfect for projects on the go. With greeting cards and other small project in mind.

I feel this is an exciting collection of ideas to stitch for family & friends or yourself. I have grouped the cards so each design can be worked individually or as part of a set.
Using a limited colour pallet and very little backstitch the patterns are easy to follow and the cards themselves, practical to use being of a small size.

I have tried to generate a very vintage feel to this collection, using silhouettes and old fashioned sewing patterns to create the figurative charts. Some of the cards use flowers as inspiration generating beautiful postcard style designs, combining these with classic wedding and baby birth designs and using clean soft colours throughout, forms an attractive collections of charts.

Cross Stitch Card Collection

~ April 2013 ~

I just wanted to tell you about my new website, www.craftsundae.co.uk . I'm working with my very talented card making friend, on turning my back catalogue of sketches into digital stamps for paper crafters.

My new website www.craftsundae.co.uk - digital stamps for paper crafters.

In other news, click below to take a look at my new cheeky blackwork inspired kits!

NEW: My Stitch-a-Kiss range now also includes New Black Gold Handbag Mirror with pouchette, along with all you need to complete each kit.

These cheeky blackwork inspired designs add a touch of glamour, using a limited colour palette and simple stitches to stunning effect.

Each card kit contains: 14-count aida, needle, DMC stranded embroidery cotton, ribbon, button, double fold card with envelope, colour chart & instructions. Each kit also includes an alphabet, enabling you to change message or personalize with your own greeting.

~ April 2013 ~

New this month, the next three books in my motifs series:

Table Cloths - Cross Stich Motif Series 4 Landscapes - Cross Stich Motif Series 5
Kitchen - Cross Stich Motif Series 6

~ Mar 2013 ~

Here's a little something to warm us up and get us thinking of the summer ahead, and for all those of you who have asked for the 'If Music' sampler I have finally got round to making it available for you. Apologies that it has taken me so long... Enjoy!

Cross Stich Sampler - If Music...
Cross Stich Sampler - Events
Cross Stich Sampler - Fun Camping

This Spring sees the launch of my exclusive new 'Stitch a Kiss' range
(click below).

An inventive amalgamation of counted cross stitch & blackwork techniques. This pattern uses a limited colour palette along with simple stitches to stunning effect. So why not add some of glamour to your needlework with this risqué burlesque inspired design or perhaps a touch of sophistication with some Vintage Chic!

My exclusive new 'Stitch a Kiss' range

Greeting cards and Handbag mirror kit will also be available soon

Maria x




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