Cross stitch advent calendar 2023

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Choose from 2 options, the advent calendar surprise cross stitch box or the medium size counted cross stitch kit

Advent calendar cross stitch box:

Our Advent calendar surprise box is a healthy option to keep your mind and fingers busy. Great for beginners or advanced stitchers. Also great to teach and involve kids. No chocolate or sweet treats are included in our box. This is all about cross stitch! Our advent calendar box will make an ideal Christmas present!


* Large transparent plastic durable storage box (with lid)
* 24 colourful mini plastic storage boxes
* 9 New Christmas counted cross stitch patterns in colour: 5 patterns with whole/full stitches and 4 patterns with embroidery/back stitches (all supplies to make these projects are hidden in the colourful mini boxes). The designs are: Christmas tree (large design), 3 gnomes, angel, snowflake, Christmas jumper, wreath, stocking and Christmas ball. These are easy patterns in colour with picture instructions, suitable for beginners or advanced stitchers.
* Gold plated needles
* Zweigart fabrics (aida and evenweave)
* Cotton and variegated threads pre-wound on card bobbins
* Christmas needle minder
* Embroidery scissors
* And many more sewing and Christmas accessories!

Medium size counted cross stitch kit:

The limited edition kit comes with 14 count aida, pre-wound threads on card bobbins, counted cross stitch pattern with black & white symbols, instructions and needle. Please note, this is a counted cross stitch kit, you will need to count and stitch on fabric, the design is not printed on fabric.
Size: 28.5 x 40 cm (11.2 x 15.6 inches)
Colours: 10
This is an easy cross stitch kit with many same colour blocks

Processing time

All kits and advent calendars are hand made, proccessing time is within 10 working/business days.

Shipping fees

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UK - £3

USA From $10

Canada - From $15

Australia - From $16

All other From £7

Europe - Due to Brexit, our website is unable to accept orders from EU. However you will be able to place an order at our Etsy store, click HERE


Except the subscription service, we accept returns within 2 weeks of receipt but must be in its original condition. 

Return postage fees are paid by the customer if the reason for return is other than a faulty return. If item is faulty or damaged in any way we will cover the cost of return postage.

We will also replace any item that has been damaged by the post office however we need the damaged article to be returned to us so that we can forward it to the post office. We will also reimburse reasonable postage costs for sending damaged items back to us.

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We don't issue coupons in this fashion. The products we make are handmade on order - discount coupons are normally used in retail for overstock situations.
As we do not overstock, we do not use coupons in this manner. No site other than a direct email from us or on our own website can generate coupons that work on our site.

About us

We are a husband and wife (Dino & Yiota) small family business based in Dunfermline, Scotland, UK. Dino has an IT background so he is responsible for anything that has to do with computers and printers and Yiota is the designer. We are both experienced stitchers and have been stitching for more than 20 years!

We have been designing and selling our own cross stitch designs since 2006. We do everything from printing patterns, winding threads and making advent calendars and subscription boxes. All our products are hand made with love by us. Images used on our products are licensed for commercial use. We pay license fees and give credit to our wonderful artists. We also sell some of our products on Etsy.

Feel free to join our facebook group here (or search facebook for Yiotas XStitch cross stitch group), ask our customers about us or even check out photos of works in progress for inspiration. 


About our kits

We only sell counted cross stitch kits. All our kits are of top quality. 

They include Madeira 6 stranded cotton threads. We wind all threads on 4 meter or 8 meter card bobbins.

Madeira is an excellent German quality, threads do not discolour or bleed onto fabric, they can be washed in washing machine at 60 Degrees Celsius or 140 Fahrenheit.

Madeira threads are so great that were used in the outline of the tree featured in the Anointing screen for the Coronation of King Charles III. This is also mentioned in the official website of The Royal Household.

We also use an outstanding quality of fabrics from Zweigart.

Sample: How our kits look like

Our extra large full coverage kits category include a storage box and look like this:

Fabric choice

14 count aida

Ideal for beginners. Most common cross stitch fabric. We have two types, one without the grids and one with the grids (they are both white in colour). 14 count aida has larger holes, so you might see some white fabric under the stitches, depending on how tight or loose your stitches are. Use 2 strands for stitching.

Benefits of gridded fabric:

  • The fabric matches the 10x10 grid used for pattern
  • There is no need to count higher than ten.
  • Helps avoid misplaced stitches
  • Easy to determine where you are on the pattern
  • Faster and quicker stitching because less counting is needed
  • The grids will dissapear when wash at 60 Celsius or 140 Fahrenheit.

    16 count aida

    Great dense coverage, my personal favourite fabric! We have one without, and one with the grids. 16 count aida has slightly smaller holes then 14 count aida but easy to see. It has a very nice dense coverage - white fabric can not be seen under stitches. Use 2 strands for stitching. The colour available is white.

    18 count aida

    Ideal for advanced stitchers. Great for large designs. 18 count aida has small holes but it has a great dense coverage. Some people stitch with 2 strands, others use 1 strand. Our kits provide thread allowance for 2 strands. We would not recommend 18 count aida if you have poor eyesight. The colour available is white.

    25 count gridded evenweave

    Ideal for advanced stitchers. Great for large designs. This fabric is for more advanced stitches (and good eyesight). The grids will dissapear when wash at 60 Celsius or 140 Fahrenheit. 25 count evenweave is ideal for large and advanced designs. It is worked over one. The colour available is off white. 


    28 count evenweave

    Ideal for advanced stitchers. 28 count evenweave white. The difference is we do not count the squares, but the threads. It is worked "over two threads". The colour available is white.

    Copyright and license

    Nearly all our designs are licensed by a company called Art Licensing International, we also buy artwork professional licenses from Vectorstock and a few other independent artists. All our artwork licenses are non-exclusive.
    Tip: If you see very cheap patterns on etsy, ebay and amazon without any credit given to the artist, it means the artwork is stolen and they sell illegal designs.

    About us

    We are a husband and wife (Dino & Yiota) small family business based in Dunfermline, Scotland, UK. Dino has an IT background so he is responsible for anything that has to do with computers and printers and Yiota is the designer. Read more...

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