I have been designing cross stitch patterns for over twenty years and have had designs published in both the UK and US magazines and have been running my own cross stitch design business for four ...
I have been designing cross stitch patterns for over twenty years and have had designs published in both the UK and US magazines and have been running my own cross stitch design business for four years.
I recently came across the trend for "subversive" cross stitch designs and couldn't understand why anyone would want to stitch an offensive phrase or expletive and display it on their wall. So, I set about designing something more positive and welcoming and my LOVE chart was born. You can't get more positive than that, can you?
The philosophy behind Zenstitch is to provide charts and kits for beginners through to experienced stitchers that have an uplifting and positive outlook. I use words and patterns to create beautiful designs you will be proud to display.
I believe that stitching is a form of meditation and can help you connect to a more spiritual life. To this end I also design mandalas to stitch. The more advanced designs incorporate beads and charms and speciality stitches, but all of my patterns include diagrams and detailed instructions where necessary.
I'm also quite addicted to biscornus, eight sided pincushions and other stitchers accessories, so you will find charts and kits for scissor wraps, fobs and purses in my store too.
And, on top of this there are a variety of other designs and also finished stitched items to pique your interest too.
I'll be adding more items as soon as they become available, so please keep checking to see what's new.