New Cross Stitch Designs

I like to wander over to a few places to see what new designs are out. Now, this isn’t always a good thing, as there are usually many beautiful designs and, while I have enough to last a lifetime, I am always distracted by more pretty things. One thing about not having as much to spend as I used to is that I’m forced to think a bit more about making such purposes. However, I do want to share a few that I saw that may interest people if they haven’t already seen them.

CM Designs - Sparkle

Sparkle from CM Designs

Ink Circles - Village Square

Stitchers Village by Ink Circles

Sparkle from CM Designs is a beautiful tree with a few little “crocheted Tidbits,” as they call them, mixed in. The pattern includes three hand-crocheted Tidbit flowers made with Valdani variegated cotton and three glass crystal beads. I imagine this would look beautiful in a variety of colors and fabrics and if you are a crocheter you could make your own little flowers.

Ink Circles has another beautiful design out called Village Square. The possibilities with Ink Circle’s designs are endless, and this is no exception. Have fun stitching with variegated threads of your choosing, or perhaps divide it up into solid threads. Whatever you choose, it is sure to be delightful. According to the Ink Circles website: “The Stitchers Village is a global needle arts community and is sponsoring a series of charts called My Village Home. Each month a different designer will depict their version of the perfect village home. Ink Circles is #2 in the series. The chart will be available through any of the Stitchers Village supporting shops. It will also be available to shops through my normal distributors or directly from me.”

TA Smith - Pretty Little Square 2

Pretty Little Square 2 by TA Smith

Tiny Modernist - Hot Tea

Hot Tea by Tiny Modernist

Pretty Little Square 2 from TA Smith is a delicate piece that includes the chart and an alternate center square that may be used for a thread keeper or scissor fob. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it looks to be a combination of cotton (or silk) floss and metallic. The grey is lovely, but (again), it would look beautiful in a variety of colors.

Last but not least is Hot Tea from Tiny Modernist, Inc. Underneath this pretty and fun teapot reads, “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” I’m sure I’m not the only Jean-Luc Picard/Patrick Stewart fan who caught that. 🙂 The pattern is available as a downloaded pdf from Tiny Modernist.

These are only a few of recent designs. Looking back on the ones I chose, they do have a similar look, but there are many more out there. For a more complete listing, go to Hoffman Distributing Company, Inc., or subscribe to your favorite online or brick-and-mortar shops’ newsletters.

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