Cross-Stitch News April Week 3, 2022

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

General news:

  • Helpful for all stitchy genres, Fat Quarter Shop wrote EVERYTHING this is to know about needles on their blog The Jolly Jabber
  • 123Stitch.com will carry agathis wood embroidery hoops by Bohin
  • Thread Stash, an inventory app for floss, is now available on iOS, follow the creator on Instagram
  • Elayne of Anabella’s uploaded their latest Tuesday Tidbits to YouTube this time it’s Great Sources for Cross Stitch Designs, Books & Magazines
  • Diversity in Stitching is a website with an initiative to support marginalized creators is coming soon, see Instagram for more info

Craftivism / Fundraisers

  • Ukrainian designer Maria of cutepatternsbymaria offers a free pattern Guardian Angel to say thank you to those that help guard her country, see her Instagram for details

Goth / Witchy

  • SpiderxStitch just released Coffin Skull, open if you dare in their Etsy shoppe
  • The CryptoNaturalist Sampler by Teresa of ScreamingHeartDesign (WebsiteEtsy)
  • Another one from Witchsgardencrafts on Etsy There’s a little witch in all of us (Aunt Kelley agrees)
  • Gretchen of Noctiflora Designs on Etsy has added to the spooky garden with creepy purple mushroom
  • Deanna of The Cozy Needle on Etsy now has a Solitary Spectre in her cottagecore store
  • How about some Orange Mushrooms from TheNerdyPixeler now on their Etsy
  • Donna of StitchXLove on Etsy just added Night Garden 2 to her shoppe
  • Darn it! I missed this IG hashtag when it started #aprilcommunityovercompetition hosted by LilStabbies
  • Because of the recent Etsy strike Meg of The Witchy Stitcher is raising up other designers in the goth/witchy community with a two-part list and she gives you a free design for purchasing from them, see Instagram

Subversive

  • A new Prudence on Etsy from Stitch By Drey Prudence Kitch – Wherever
  • Nova Stitch Creations created The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb on Etsy
  • Helen of Fandom Cross Stitchery on Etsy has something to say to the tories in a variety of colors
  • ACuriousTwist on Etsy just added an adult kit Nice Jugs to their shop

Pop Culture

  • BritoThreads is giving us some “I choose you!” designs with Ghost Line and Electric Evolutions via her Etsy shop
  • Boss Ass Bitch is a Ted Lasso inspired design from Jen of The Stitch Crypt (EtsyKo-fi)
  • SugarBplays now has Toad as a cross-stitch kit in their Etsy shop
  • Rose of Cryptid Stitches just added a silhouette style of Arwen and Aragorn to her Etsy
  • Gina aka sirithre released her Patreon pattern of Merlin to her Etsy store

Modern / Contemporary

  • I Love Pretzel Day is new from Kelly of StitchnMomma, see it on her website
  • Emma Congon of Stichrovia has a contemporary take on the United Kingdom autumn season with swatches about Conkers, Bonfires and Mud via Etsy
  • Jan Hicks added two new full coverage patterns to her Etsy store Find Your Joy and Color Balloon
  • InglesideImaginarium recently added their Nashville Market releases to their Etsy shop as PDFs
  • Baby Crossing a design with rubber ducks that have punk haircuts only from Lil Stabbies (EtsyKo-fi)
  • Sailing Dreams is the new summer pattern from the Barbara Ana Designs Dreaming Girl series on CreativePoppyPatterns.com
  • theworldinstitches has a Mini Floral Heart Sampler Cross Stitch Kit in their Etsy shop
  • Meet the ladies of The Koi Pond Bekko – Sanke – Showa from Sprouting Lupine on Etsy
  • Etsy shop SodastitchDesign recently added Turnip Delivery to their Gnome Delivery Service
  • LaSelvaDesign added Durian to their tropical fruit collection on Etsy
  • Geo Creations UK on Etsy released Cheeky Giraffe, Sea Turtle, and Rainbow Unicorn
  • Notorious Needle started a Pro-Choice Mystery Stitch-A-Long on their website
  • Climbing Goat Designs recently added German Shepherd Heart to their Etsy store

Conventional / Traditional

  • Mary Hickmott Designs released Hot Summer Colours as a cross-stitch pattern or charted needlepoint, see it on Etsy
  • Andrea of FlossyFoxShop is giving us spring vibes with Quilted Pond available in her Etsy shop
  • Angela of Stitch with Coffee just added Strawberry Bell Pull to her Etsy store
  • How about a new Adventure from Cherry Hill Stitchery in their Etsy shop
  • New from Fairywoolinthewood on Etsy is ABC of Easter and In the Garden
  • Durene Jones just added her design of Haberdashery Shop to her Etsy store
  • Debra of The French Giraffe just added Bakery to her Hometown series on Etsy
  • Marroomy Designs just added Hazy Hen to her Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection on Gumroad

Cultural Heritage Designs

  • Follow new Flosstuber Counting Xs with Dr. Janelle who is doing research into reproducing Mexican samplers
  • Please follow and support Miasia of stitching_in_color who released her designs on her new website www.StitchingInColorByMia.com
  • Marroomy Crafts released Hazy Hen and Wonky Cat part of their Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection on their Gumroad page
  • Please support Ukrainian designer Kateryna of Stitchy Princess who does a lot of folk art designs (EtsyInstagram)
  • 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
  • Shazeeda of Ancient Sage Designs has reopened her Etsy shop with Iznik Tile Detail #1 and Iznik Tile Panel #1 and most recently Iznik ‘Cintamani’ and Tiger Stripes
  • Aya Rosen is an artist and designer with modern take on Jewish holiday patterns, see her Gumroad
  • Ana Aguayo of Peruvian Flair released Wari Tunic, see her Instagram post for the inspiration

Samplers / Primitives

  • Virtual designer classes hosted by Needleworker’s Delight:Linda Stolz of Erica Michaels Designs Very Berry Finishing July 30th
  • Teresa Kogut just added a new market chart Love is the Key to her Etsy shop
  • Vivsters just added Cross Stitch Quaker Sampler Alphabet with flowers Vases and Borders to their Etsy store
  • Chrissy who is FinallyaFarmGirl added Christmas 1865 to her Etsy shop
  • Arlene of WorksByABC recently added 1544 Band SamplerKindness, and Swirling Seasons to her Etsy store
  • The English version of All Randjes Collected is now available in the US see Atelier Soed Idee’s Instagram for details

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