About our kits
Our kits include pre-wound cotton threads on card bobbins, pattern in black and white symbols, Instructions, needle and fabric.
We use Madeira threads in our kits. Madeira threads do not bleed and can be washed at 60 Degrees Celsius or 140 Fahrenheit.
Sample: How our kits look like
How to select fabric
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.
We are a small family run business (husband and wife) based in Scotland, UK.
Yiota designs modern cross stitch kits and Dino is the tech support.
All our cross stitch kits are hand made and assembled with love and care. We do everything ourselves from processing orders to cutting fabric and pre-wound threads.
We have been designing and selling our own cross stitch designs since 2006.
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.