Cross-Stitch News May Week 4, 2022

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

Weekly featured Froggo:

Gay Frog Rainbow Shirt on Etsy

By Brian of Shirts For Pride

Craftivism / Fundraisers

  • Jacob of Modern Folk Embroidery announced a new Pride SAL with Move Forward in Love with 50% of proceeds going to charity
  • stephxstitch has a new pattern out, and it it hurts: One Nation Under Guns available on her website – with proceeds donated to the non-profit Everytown for Gun Safety
  • #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

Cultural Heritage

  • New pattern from Aya Rosen via Gumroad Happy Shavuot which includes three versions: “Hebrew, English and “All things big and small” in case you don’t celebrate Shavuot or wants something you can display year around”
  • Nuri of Shaded Stitchery released a new pattern inspired by the novel The Color Purple she calls Admiration on her Gumroad

Pop Culture / Dungeons & Dragons / Video Games

  • fuchsiahoops on Etsy has a new Stranger Things fanart pattern with Hellfire Club

Goth / Witchy / Cottagecore

  • Helen of Threadly Nightshade recently added The Tower Tarot to her Etsy lineup
  • Screaming Heart Design on Etsy says Gangelwaefre is Old English word for spider and translates to “the walking weaver”
  • SpiderxStitch released a cathedral-style window pattern for you gothic lovers, pay your tithes to the church of Etsy
  • If you love the cryptids, then you’ll want this one from The Stitch Crypt Nightcrawler Resting on a Strawberry – purchase on Ko-fi
  • Continuing with her Women’s Rights theme, The Laurel Witch released Miss, Mrs. or Ms. Wildwood – One Hundred Years Ago via her website

Subversive

  • Landscapes Are Boring has declared it Yes to Things Within My Paygrade get on Etsy
  • Stitch By Drey wants actions not thoughts and prayers (as do we all) with Yellow Rose for Uvalde, see her Etsy shop
  • Etsy shop The Gloomy Gremlin has a be less gloomy message: Done is Better Than Perfect

Modern / Contemporary

  • Etsy shop Happy Little Mouse has a new dinosaur skeleton pattern with Tyrannosaurus
  • Kelly of stitchnmomma does a lot of silhouette patterns, but this new release is a blackwork silhouette and it’s an otter, take a look on her website
  • Barbara Ana’ Dreaming Girl grows mysterious wings in this new subscription SAL beginning June 1st via creativepoppy.com
  • How about this enemies to lovers pattern from Kari Nakken a Good Knight’s Kiss available on her website

Conventional / Traditional

  • Mary Hickmott Designs added ye olde Carriages to her Etsy shop
  • For a quick stitch, Emily Call has two pretty Patriotic Flowers in her Etsy shop
  • Krista of Avlea Folk Embroidery released Riga Diamonds table runner a stunning design inspired by old Latvian textiles, available as a kit or pattern on her website

Stitching with the Housewives

  • Dapper Doodads: Snowed In Strawberry Shortcake on Etsy

Best wishes and happy stitches

From Aunt Kelley and Froggy

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