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Cross-stitch news for December

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Pantheon Greek Mythology Cross Stitch Pattern Bundle

Etsy, Ko-fi, or Patreon

Amanda of BAD Stitch has done some incredible work on the designs for her latest pattern book on Greek Mythology. I was moved in particular by her thoughtful depiction of Medusa who was victimized but was always portrayed as a monster in pop culture. See Amanda’s IG post for more (trigger warning).

Community News:

  • Eva of Monsterous Designs is donating a portion of proceeds this month to Dog’s Trust the UK’s largest dog welfare charity
  • Sarah of Stitchin’ Mommy has a new temperature pattern for the new year with Temperature Quaker on Etsy
  • Nicola of Hands Across The Sea Samplers uploaded a YouTube tutorial Nicola’s Tips ~ Cross Stitch and Pin Stitch (Flosstube #NT01)
  • A new SAL from XStitch Magazine: Morning Walk, a nine-part Mystery XStitchAlong beginning on 1st January 2023
  • Twin Peak Primitives Limited Edition 2022 Christmas Box is available in their Etsy store and ships from the US
  • NeedleFest – Christmas in Williamsburg 2022 will also be available virtually for their classes December 1st – 4th
  • The December theme for Rag Tag Cross Stitch Box from Spot Colors is Penguin Party (websiteCratejoy)
  • Stephanie Rohr is unfortunately no stranger to the BS of corporate companies, but then she shared a heartfelt thank you on IG “But at the same time, I went from feeling awful when I first saw their post, to feeling lifted up and supported by my friends, my followers, and my fellow artists.” See her IG post for more background and a cheeky cross-stitch pattern
  • Beginning in January, Chicken Club Cross Stitch Pattern Club Lori Holt through Fat Quarter Shop
  • Meg of The Witchy Stitcher released a deluxe version of her Cross Stitch Journal (PDF) available only on her website
  • Temperature Library 3 is new for 2023 by KristisCornerNeedle on Etsy
  • Santa Stops Here Christmas Box from Farm Girl Dry Goods was exclusive kit offered at the 2021 Fall Farm Girl Gathering in Amana, Iowa by host designer Brenda of With Thy Needle and Thread
  • GeckoRouge fans should know the company is going through some changes and is closing one manufacturing space and combing into their Cobham HQ – between that and postal strikes they are asking you to:
    • order no more than 3 kits in November
    • and order before November 21st if it’s a Christmas gift
  • Reflets de Soie released their planner/journal Stitchers Diary 2023 available on their website or your LNS
  • Fangirl Fibers announced that Ohana Means Family February Mystery Box is open for ordering and Jungle / Jingle Cruise December Attraction Box is still available
  • The Starlight Stitchery announced Winter Magic Stitch Box available November 5th on their website which 9 designers including The Witchy Stitcher, Stitch Sprout and more!
  • The 2023 Just CrossStitch Calendar by Annie’s Craft Store is now available on their website
  • Autumn Lane Stitchery is releasing a Christmas box October 21st on their website Cassandra’s Box O’ Cheer
  • Climbing Goat Designs announced a mystery SAL for Wonders of the Hubble Space Telescope beginning in January on Etsy
  • Peppermint Purple posted about in immediate Christmas start for a SAL with Baubles Galore Stitch-A-Long
  • Maria of Quaternion Creations opened up preorders for a Mystery Christmas Box!
  • Aussie mag Down the Rabbit Hole special Christmas edition is now available
  • The November theme for Rag Tag Cross Stitch Box from Spot Colors is At The Movies (websiteCratejoy)
  • 12 designers are hosting The Jingle Ball a virtual meet and greet with shopping, classes, and entertainment for December 2nd – 3rd
  • Jacob of Modern Folk Embroidery talks about what to do for #BlackSamplerNovember in his latest Flosstube

Craftivism / Fundraisers:

  • Witch’s Garden Crafts offers a great pattern for free Never Give Away Your Power if you show proof of having voted, read more on Instagram
  • Jody of Satsuma Street (website) has a kaleidoscope of sunflowers pattern called Sunburst (Etsy) a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to the World Central Kitchen for Ukraine
  • Eva of Monsterous Designs offers an abortion rights pattern on Ko-fi with funds from the purchase going to National Network of Abortion Funds abortionfunds.org
  • Teresa of Screaming Heart Design has a fundraiser with her video game sampler where proceeds go to NAACP to end racial inequality

Cultural Heritage:

  • Maryam of Marroomy Crafts has released another stunning pattern called Afshan Sampler on Gumroad and learn more about the inspiration on her latest Flosstube
  • Maryam of Marroomy Crafts released a beautiful design: Sepideh – a female Persian name that means the break of dawn, morning twilight, or first lights in the sky appearing before sunrise, read more and get the pattern on Maryam’s Gumroad
  • New from Aya Rosen is Shana Tova a small cross-stitch pattern in time for Rosh Ha’shana available on Gumroad
  • Ancient Sage Designs added to her collection of Kashmir, Indian ceramic inspiration with Two Floral Cross Stitch Tile Patterns, Mughal Flowers and Vase #2 & #3
  • Nuri of Shaded Stitchery has a new series inspired by motifs in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture online archives starting with Closely Kept #1 Digital Cross Stitch Pattern available on her Gumroad
  • Bella Filipina Designs has a new fancy lady with Celestial Daughter of Bathala deity of the stars, she kicks off the first of the ‘Ber’ months which is when Filipinos actually begin Christmas celebrations being the longest running the world (Facebook, Instagram)

Winter / Holidays (sweet, folk art):

Winter / Holidays (dark, subversive):

Fall / Thanksgiving:

  • WildBluebellPatterns added this fall/winter floral design to their Etsy shop
  • Be Ye Thankful is a serene autumn pattern from With Thy Needle & Thread now available at Anabella’s or your LNS
  • Crusty, a slice of pumpkin pie, is the latest to represent the Sinister Sweeties series by Kristi of Pixel Pixie Cross Stitch
  • Hedgehog Season is upon those lucky enough to live near them, for the rest of us there’s patterns from Mama Witch Xstitch
  • 20 Tiny Cross Stitch Cute Fall Elements Set is a new motif collection from TeenyWeenyXStitch on Etsy
  • Thankful Square features a letter in each square with a farmhouse aesthetic by KEBstudioCreations on Etsy
  • Thankful Turkey is simple, mono-color pattern of a turkey with the word thankful by NeedleTreasuresNook on Etsy
  • Tom Turkey is flirting with a local lady by offering up some berries as a little gift in this primitive design Autumn Love by Rhondas Originals on Etsy
  • Cucurbit Harvest is new from Perrette Samouiloff (TIL cucurbit is the name of the entire gourd family) at Creative Poppy Patterns

Stitching with the Housewives:

141 Design Company Etsy shop:

Pop Culture / Tabletop / Video Games:

Goth / Witchy / Cottagecore:

Frightmas ideas on Etsy:

Subversive / Sweary / Sarcastic:

Animals:

  • MidCenturyMaude has a trio of colorful Elephants in this retro design on Etsy
  • Zahra Design Studio added two different Ragdoll cats with custom options to their Etsy store
  • LaSelvaDesign has another critter for us with Tiny Tiger on Etsy
  • Long-haired Brown Cat is a sweet design with customizable names from ZahraDesignStudio on Etsy
  • Mandala Leopard has indeed changed its spots some of them anyway in this pattern by MelocaDesigns on Etsy
  • Deep Sea Diver is actually a jellyfish in this pastel pattern from Kira of The Stitched Witch on Etsy
  • Baby Triceratops Combo is a cute set of 10 dinos in different positions via 123Stitch
  • Sharing a Puddle is an adorable ‘blackwork’ design of runner ducks by Peppermint Purple
  • Toru of LaSelvaDesign on Etsy recently listed a sweet Capybara with friend and fruit bundle
  • Happy Little Mouse also added Reef Fish to their ocean world on Etsy
  • Stitching Jules Design added to her monochromatic menagerie with Giraffe on Etsy
  • Stitching Jules added to her monochromatic designs with Sloth and Steve Irwin with a baby crocodile on Etsy

Sentiments / Typography / Alphabets:

Modern / Contemporary:

Conventional / Traditional:

  • Abby of TopKnot Stitcher Shop says she has two new patterns in from October House Fiber Arts with Beecher’s Blooms and Tomato Row
  • The Sea Nymph is new from Joan Elliott available at 123Stitch or you LNS
  • CrossStitchByCoconut released a set of Mini Navy Military patterns to their Etsy shop
  • Elle of StitchSprout added ornaments to her supercute cross-stitch Pyrex collection on Etsy
  • Teddy Gardening Sampler is a sweet design by MaryHickmottDesigns Etsy shop that follows a teddybear working around his garden
  • Oscar the Cat is a sweet ginger cat who is friendly with the local mice in this pattern from Finally a FarmGirl on Etsy
  • The Reindeer is the last design in the series A Year in the Woods by Cottage Garden Samplings

Samplers / Primitive / Quaker / Folk Art:

Tier tray decor on Etsy:

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