cross-stitch charts, kits, books
and commissions by Maria Diaz

Timeless cross-stitch studies in sepia...


This timeless sepia study of Lincoln was taken from a photograph captured when he was only two days old. It turned out to be one of the most sought after designs I have ever produced! I have subsequently produced a handful of such studies; you could call them special commissions, as presents to celebrate the births of other family members.

Since then I have been inundated with requests for similar keepsakes. Consequently, I have decided to offer you the opportunity to commission your own unique cross-stitch study.

Rest assured, I do not simply scan in the photograph and let the computer do all the work (this is how some companies do it); instead I provide a meticulous artists transposition of your image. This means that detail will be added or reduced as required to produce a high quality chart enabling you to stitch your own truly unique treasured heirloom.

If this sounds like something you would like to have as a keepsake or gift:


  1. Submit a photo for consideration to: Maria Diaz Designs, 27 Overton Lane, Hammerwich, Burntwood, Staffordshire. WS7 0LQ
  2. On acceptance, I will then set about meticulously converting your photograph into a cross-stitch masterpiece.
  3. Once ready, I will then send you a computer simulated image of the finished design for your review.
  4. Upon your approval you will then receive a truly one-of-a-kind high quality chart, key & instruction sheet.
All this for the princely sum of 75 (regrettably I cannot do it cheaper). On your commission's acceptance please allow 28 days for delivery although every effort will be made to get your design to you ASAP.


*Please note: All resulting charts will be for your personal use only and not for commercial resale.

all content / images © Maria Diaz Designs
bespoke web design + build by Akumenta