Boreas by Waterhouse counted cross stitch kit
Counted cross stitch kit with whole stitches only.
The design is not printed on the fabric.
- Cross stitch pattern with black and white symbols
- Fabric - see options available
- Threads pre-wound on card bobbins
Size for 14ct aida & 28ct evenweave: 30 x 42 cm (11.6 x 16.4 in)
Size for 16ct aida: 26 x 36 cm (10.2 x 14.3 in)
Size for 18ct aida: 23 x 32 cm (9.1 x 12.7 in)
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All our products are made to order (they are made specifically for you), it takes us 7 working days to make them.
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We are a small family business (husband and wife) based in Fife, Scotland. We have been designing and selling our own cross stitch designs since 2006. Our modern cross stitch kits are hand made and assembled when we receive your order. We wind threads, cut fabrics and prepare the whole kit just for you.
We also sell on Etsy (since 2007)
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 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:
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.