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.
Here is our small office room
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 are shiny giving a project a slightly glam look. They do not discolour or bleed onto fabric, they can be washed in washing machine at 60 Degrees Celsius or 140 Fahrenheit.
We also use an outstanding quality of fabrics from Zweigart
Sample: How our kits look like
14 count aida
Ideal for beginners. Most common cross stitch fabric. 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.
16 count aida
Great dense coverage, my personal favourite fabric! 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.
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.
25 count gridded evenweave
Ideal for advanced stitchers. Great for large, full coverage 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.
Cross stitch group
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.
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.