'Have Courage and be Kind' - an inspirational, counted cross-stitch kit with hand painted fabric (your choice of evenweave or aida). A lovely diy gift for a new baby, nursery or kid's room. Great advice for a little one.
This modern cross stitch kit is perfect for that person who loves modern design, typography, inspirational quotes and taking some time to chill. Just make a cuppa (or G&T!), sit down and relax whilst making a bright, modern, inspirational piece of artwork for your home.
The kits are designed, handmade and assembled by me in my studio in beautiful Somerset. I paint every piece of fabric by hand so variations will occur.
You have a choice of 28ct evenweave or 14ct aida fabric (perfect for beginners) in the following colours (see images for colour examples):
Please note, this listing is NOT for a finished piece, the photos are just examples, the kit is for you to DIY or as a great DIY gift for a friend!
The design measures 113 stitches across and is 179 stitches high. It should use approximately two 8m skeins of floss (included) if split into strands of 3, less if you use the traditional 2 strands.
The only other piece you need to complete the kit is an embroidery frame of your choice to keep the fabric taught while you stitch and perhaps a frame to hang it in pride of place when it's finished. Please note, the 11" square embroidery hoop in photos is NOT included.
UPGRADE OPTIONS - You can now add to your Stitchsperation kit! Choose from 8" snap frames, needleminders and three colours of 'Little Gem's' scissors to make the kit the perfect gift!
The fabric in these kits is hand painted to order. Please allow 3-5 days for your kit to ship. All kits are shipped using Royal Mail.
Have Courage and Be Kind - Modern Cross Stitch Kit
Aida or Evenweave?
Both these fabrics produce the same size design.
Aida is what I call, 'traditional' cross stitch fabric. If you did cross stitch as a kid, you probably did it on this. The holes are very obvious and you can clearly see where the stitches go. Aida is quite stiff and and doesn't always require a frame or hoop to stitch on. Stitchsperation kits come with 14ct aida which means your design will have 14 stitches per inch. This is perfect for beginners.
Evenweave may seem a little tricker as there are lots of holes, but produces a very clean background which can make the finished kit look like a print from a distance. The term evenweave applies to any fabric that is "evenly woven", so it has the same number of threads per inch in both the vertical and horizontal directions, and all the threads have the same thickness. Evenweave has more drape than aida so it's great if you want to make your finished piece into a cushion or bag. Stitchsperation kits come with 28ct evenweve, this means there are 28 stitches per inch if you stitch through every hole but the trick with evenweave is to stitch through every other hole, therefore getting 14 stitches per inch - the same as the aida!