Cross-Stitch News May Week 2, 2022

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

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Stitch and learn with the #stitch4pride2022 challenge

Hosted by @dees20stitches on Instagram

Craftivism / Fundraisers

  • #stitch4pride2022 challenge! For everyday in June, Dee of dees20stitches on Instagram will share an educational resource about the 2SLBGTIA+ community and will include a stitching challenge prompt
  • The website diversityinstitching.com is live, it seeks to promote “the vibrant diversity in the stitching community” for stitchers, Flosstubers, needlework shop owners, designers, fiber dyers, and other creatives who have historically been marginalized

Goth / Witchy / Cottagecore

  • Elle of StitchSprout added Moth Man Believes in You! to her Etsy shoppe
  • Autumn Lane Stitchery released Current Mood (aka pumpkin cat) for all to enjoy on Etsy or your LNS
  • Oh my! From Deana of The Cozy Needle says Curse Me Daddy – Gothic PDF downloadable cross stitch pattern on Etsy
  • Cross Stitch Pattern PDF – Women’s Rights 2022 from The Laurel Witch’s website because yeah, we’re still fighting

Subversive

  • Pyro Dog Pins has a Lovely Pair of Boobies as a kit in their Etsy shop
  • Helen of Fandom Cross Stitchery released Rainbow ‘Fuck the GOP’ Blackwork PDF Pattern to their Etsy store
  • True crime fans will probably appreciate this Killer Font Stitchalong by Tara of ABITStitches starting in June, head over to Etsy for details

Pop Culture

  • “loving ode to the story of Blackbeard and the Gentleman Pirate” from tuskandcardinal Our Flag Means Death a cross-stitch pattern, find it on Etsy
  • Uncover the secrets of the universe with this No Man’s Sky pattern from Hattie of The Stitchy Squash on Etsy

Modern / Contemporary

  • Alison of GeoCreationsUK just added Seahorse to her sea of patterns on Etsy
  • Etsy shop StudioPaca recently released The Bear Bunny Moth and yes it’s adorable
  • LaSelvaDesign has an adorable octopus bundle now in their Etsy shop
  • New geeky pattern from Ellie of Spirit Line Designs The Elements According to Relative Abundance, find it on Etsy
  • Nicole of Nerdy Mama Crafting on Etsy says says Bring Me Coffee Cross Stitch PDF Pattern, If You Love Me pattern
  • Etsy shop Faby Reilly released Love You Dad PDF Pattern “learn how to stitch Kloster blocks and a woven bar”
  • New from MidCenturyMaude on Etsy is Squirrel and Whale
  • Abby Topknot has released the next part of her own design Monthly Moons Part 3: May’s Flower Moon & June’s Strawberry Moon on her website
  • Barbara Ana Designs fully released Cosmic Dreams available on CreativePoppyPatterns.com
  • Check these fractal quilt-inspired cross-stitch designs by Sarah Fox Glove Findlings on Etsy
  • Arlene of WorksByABC has a pleasing Sunset Cross Stitch pattern with repeated motifs, available in her Etsy shop

Conventional / Traditional

  • The Primitive Hare released It’s just a phase PDF to her Etsy shop, previously part of a club
  • As a follow up to the Love Bugs sampler, Kat of Sprouting Lupine on Etsy released Warning Signs Sampler inspired by the supposed bad omens of certain insects
  • How about a floral motif summer sampler from Zahra Design Studio on Etsy
  • Time to start thinking about it >> The Night Before Christmas from Chrissy of Finally A Farm Girl on Etsy
  • Bella Filipina Designs is celebrating their 7th year and just released a new mermaid Nereid Galateia, find it at your LNS and take a peek on Instagram
  • Faye of littledovesamplers has a colorful summer pattern Life On The Ocean Wave Cross Stitch PDF Chart for you in her Etsy shop
  • Part of their Signs Series, Twin Peak Primitives just added Summer (Website, Etsy)
  • Oh my gosh, Durene Jones uploaded her Cute Unicorn to her Etsy shop
  • Pamela of Kittyandme is starting Four Seasons Mystery Mandala Summer Stitch Along with part 1 releasing June 1st, see Etsy for details
  • Another one from Mary Hickmott Designs is Sea Sampler in her Etsy store

Stitching with the Housewives Priscilla and Chelsea

  • Dapper Doodads: Strawberry Picking on Etsy
  • Tiered Tray Tidbits: Happy Birthday America on Etsy
  • A fan created a spreadsheet of Priscilla’s charts for those needing a checklist to prevent buying duplicates, find it under Files in their Facebook group

Cultural Heritage Designs

  • Shazeeda of Ancient Sage Designs newest release is Kashmir Indian Cross Stitch, Mughal Flowers and Vase #1, learn more on her Etsy
  • Annnnnd Marroomy also released Giddy Crabs on her Gumroad
  • Lanky Camel is the newest pattern in the Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection from Marroomy Designs, see her Gumroad
  • Jessie of Bobo Jessie Stitches is a Thai Flosstuber, and in her latest video she:
    • Teaches us about the Solar New Year
    • Reminds us that it’s Asian American Heritage month
    • And encourages to follow and support Asian designers, makers, sellers, stitchers

Best wishes and happy stitches

From Aunt Kelley and Froggy

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