Cross-Stitch News April Week 2, 2022

This a roundup of the latest patterns, designers and other news in the Cross-Stitch community.

General news:

  • With Etsy’s fee increases for sellers, many of your favorite designers are doing an Etsy strike and encouraging buyers to do the same, see Instagram for more info
  • The Instagram account for Peacock & Fig has been hacked, keep updated via Dana’s Facebook
  • OwlForest Embroidery now sells PDF charts on Etsy through a partner, Chouette Des Forets, see Instagram for details
  • The 2022 spring edition of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher magazine is now available

Craftivism / Fundraisers

  • Sew Sophie Crafts on Etsy recently added Queens Jubilee and Yellow Helicopter to support East Anglian Air Ambulance

Goth / Witchy

A new designer!

Strange Stitchery Shop by Matthew on Etsy

Easterween Creeps Cross Stitch Pattern PDF

  • New from Witch’s Garden Crafts is BiHexual available on Gumroad
  • PyroDogPins added Blue Mushrooms Cross Stitch as a kit to their Etsy shop
  • The Laurel Witch just released Modern Witches – Spring Coven (variety of skin tones, they’re also nakey) on their website
  • The Cozy Needle added Three Little Ghosts as a full kit to their Etsy store
  • Night Spirit Studio has a new pattern for cat lovers or cat worshippers Ghost Cat Baphomet (websiteEtsy)
  • theStitchCrypt now has Secret Window Mystery To Me Death in their Etsy collection
  • Rose of Cryptid Stitches just added You Can Go Suck Eggs in Hell to her Etsy shoppe
  • Etsy shop NeedleMinderLair recently added Game Boy Resident Evil cross-stitch pattern
  • Spoopy pattern designer Deanna of The Cozy Needle launched their own web shop to combat Etsy’s rising seller fees, see Instagram
  • Also from Stitch Sprout on Etsy is Damn, I Love Frogs (DILF)
  • I Ran Out of Floss Tombstone is new from Stitch Sprout on Etsy

Subversive

By Melody of A Curious Twist on Etsy

Adult Cross Stitch Kit For Beginners

  • StitchnMomma is Not Sorry check it out on her website
  • New from stephXstitch If It Is To Be Said, So It Be…So It Is (websiteEtsy)

Pop Culture

By Rin of Stitchy Rin on Ko-fi

A Secret of Mana

  • Clueless quote from stephXstitch available in Steph’s Etsy shop
  • No One Cares About Your Wordle Score by BritoThreads on Etsy (Aunt Kelley feels attacked)

Modern / Contemporary

By Marroomy Designs on Gumroad

Wonky Cat – Part of the Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection

  • New from Meow Kapow Patterns is Stonewall was a Riot on Etsy
  • Nuri of Shaded Stitchery is a new designer that turned info graphics of the African American experience of the late 1800’s into a cross-stitch design, support her on Gumroad
  • Satsuma Street has a new mystery stitch-a-long The Animal House as a PDF or kit on Etsy
  • Emma Congdon aka Stitchrovia just added At My Desk to her Etsy shop
  • The full version of Hello Spring by Tiny Modernist is now available on their website

Conventional / Traditional

By Angela of Stitch with Coffee a South Korean designer on Etsy

Set of Three Cat Cross Stitch Patterns

  • OwlForest Embroidery added three new designs from their The Little Wood Folk: Hedgehog, Frog, and Toadstool series to their Etsy partner shop ChouetteDesForets
  • Mary Hickmott Designs recently added Belles of the Ball to their Etsy store

Samplers / Primitives

By Deanna of Darling and Whimsy Designs on Etsy

SnailButterfly, and Queen Bee are new to the Quirky Quaker Collection

  • Virtual designer classes hosted by Needleworker’s Delight:
    • Linda Stolz of Erica Michaels Designs Very Berry Finishing July 30th
  • Jacob of Modern Folk Embroidery just released Hälsingland Blommor as a PDF on the website
  • Etsy shop TheSubRosaDesign recently added Polly Brown-Easter as a PDF
  • Long Dog Samplers has a new pattern on their website Gone to Pieces

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