Hummingbirds Ernst Haeckel full coverage cross stitch kit

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Hummingbirds by Ernst Haeckel, advanced counted cross stitch kit.
Counted cross stitch kit with whole stitches only. Colours: 52
Note: the design is not printed on the fabric.


Stitch count: 391 x 549
14ct aida & 28ct evenweave: 71 x 100 cm (27.9 x 39.2 in)
16ct aida: 62 x 87 cm (24.4 x 34.3 in)
18ct aida: 55 x 77 cm (21.7 x 30.5 in)
25ct evenweave (over 1): 40 x 56 cm (15.7 x 22 in)

Kit contains:

  • Reusable durable plastic storage box that you will be able to use for all your craft projects
  • Cross stitch pattern with black & white symbols
  • Fabric - see options available
  • Pattern and fabric will be stored in a reusable plastic bag with zipper.
  • Threads pre-wound on card bobbins
  • Needle
  • Instructions

Reusable packaging:
We encourage our customers to reuse our packaging materials (plastic box and bag) to reduce landfill waste.

Stitching photo by Gail Wilkie

Processing time

All our products are made to order (they are made specifically for you), it takes us 7 working days to make them.

Subscription box goes out on 1st of June

The Christmas Advent Calendar 2023 will ship in October.

Shipping fees

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UK - £3 (free for subscription club)

USA From $10
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Canada - From $15

Australia - From $16 

All other From £7

Europe - We apologise but because of Brexit, our website is unable to accept orders from EU. If you are based in Europe please visit our Etsy store - click here: Etsy


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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About us

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

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.

    Giveaway site

    Giveaway is open to UK, USA, Canada and Australia. Leave your email address below. Random name will be picked and winner will be notified by email. Ends 1st June 2023.