‘Stop wishing! Start doing!’ - a limited edition motivational modern cross stitch kit collaboration between Stitchsperation and Joanne Hawker. Each kit comes with completely unique hand painted fabric for you to stitch your inspirational words onto!
This kit is the perfect project for someone who loves a creative hobby and likes to try something new! And once it’s finished, you've got a brand-new piece of modern, typographic, wall art for your home! It’s also a great way to chill, unwind and take some time to yourself.
The kits have been designed, handmade and assembled by Joanne Hawker and I in our studios in beautiful Somerset. Every piece of fabric is painted by hand so variations will occur.
Your kit comes with hand painted 14ct aida fabric (which is perfect for beginners), in your choice of 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 110 stitches across and is 121 stitches high. It should use approximately three 8m bobbins of floss (included) if using 3 strands at a time, less if you use the traditional 2 strands.
The only other piece you might need to complete the kit is an embroidery frame of your choice to keep the fabric taut while you stitch and perhaps a frame to hang it in pride of place when it's finished. Please note, the frame and props in the photos are NOT included.
The fabric in these kits is hand painted to order. Please allow 3-5 business days for your kit to ship. All kits are shipped using Royal Mail.
Stop Wishing! Start Doing! - Collaboration with Joanne Hawker
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!