Cross-Stitch News May Week 3, 2022

Welcome to our roundup of the latest patterns, designer shenanigans and other news in the Cross-Stitch community.

Craftivism / Fundraisers

  • Abby Topknot Stitcher is doing a Ukrainian fundraiser for refugee resettlement with her Bobchi’s Pincushion, see the pattern and get the supplies on her website

Goth / Witchy / Cottagecore

  • New from Infinity Bear on EtsyUnidentified Feline ObjectThe Hunger, and new Windowscapes
  • Do you see it? Floral Illusion Skull by tuskandcardinal in their Etsy shoppe
  • Your next Mothman pattern is Cutie Booty Mothman by Lisa of CurioCabinetCraftsCo on Etsy
  • Amie of LolaCrowCrossStitch just added Bat at Sunset to her Etsy store
  • I bet you didn’t know you needed Kawaii Zombie food in your life, but now that you know Sarah of Fox Glove Findlings has you covered over on Etsy
  • In yet even more Laurel Witch news, she a complete set of Zodiac designs in the works, take a peek at Laura’s Instagram for Gemini season

Subversive

  • ABIT Stitches is “Open for Bitchness!” A Bitch in Time Stitches is a family design team known for their snarcasm and now has a fancy new website at abitstitches.com

Pop Culture

  • Izuku Midoriya From My Hero Academia in cross-stitch from StitchMyPixels on Etsy

Modern / Contemporary

  • For portrait stitchers, Etsy shop JJCrossStitchShop just added L. Frank Baum author of Wizard of Oz books
  • Emma of Stitchovia added Love Letters to her Etsy shop in her traditional typography style
  • Amanda of BAD Stitch has a new, photo-realistic design with Eye of David (Ko-fiEtsy)
  • Check out these unique designs from cross-stitch artist Tom Katsumi who uses stills from classic films and a grid-stitch to explore light and shadow on aida fabric, see Instagram
  • Ikea released their annual cross-stitch piece focused on Pride month with Home Pride Home, see their website for more info and scroll to the bottom for the link to the free pattern
  • Are you into NFTs? Like you know Newts, Frogs, Toads because Elle of StitchSprout has a free pattern for you! hop on over to her Ko-fi
  • Follow the Winding River Pattern at Pigeon Coop Designs on their website

Conventional / Traditional

  • The twins over at Twin Peak Primitives say it’s time for holiday stitching with Christmas Bells a PDF booklet on Etsy with finishing instructions for the bells
  • 123Stitch.com has a new exclusive design from Lizzie Kate with Lady Liberty

Stitching with the Housewives Priscilla and Chelsea

  • Dapper Doodads: So Berry Sweet on Etsy
  • Tiered Tray Tidbits: Betsy Ross Flag Co. on Etsy

Samplers / Primitives

  • Samplers and Primitives has a sweet Summer Quaker-style pattern, see it on Etsy
  • Puntini Puntini has released the PDF version of Sweetest Strawberry to their Etsy store, for a paper chart with their signature buttons check with your LNS
  • Jan Hicks has a new release Samplings of Lace – Summer, a series of seasonal smalls based off of her larger Season in Lace designs, find it on Etsy
  • Tracy Horner of Ink Circles has Reflections of Ireland coming to shops soon, take a look on Instagram for now

It’s been a rough couple of weeks here in the US not to mention the ongoing crises in other countries.

I didn’t pick a Wednesday’s Frog this week. Didn’t feel right. Also cross-stitch news has been quite lately.

Take care of yourself.

Aunt Kelley and Froggy

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