About our kits

 Sample - how our kits look like:

 

Our cross stitch kits include pre-wound cotton threads on card bobbins, cross stitch pattern (in A3 paper) with black and white symbols, needle, instructions and fabric.

We use Madeira threads in our kits and our fabrics are from Zweigart.

Our extra large kits include a storage box and plastic bag with zipper. Box and bag can be re-used for future projects.

About us

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.


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.