Personalising My Cross Stitch With The Folklore Company

Thursday 18 June 2020

I love cross stitch and to have my own unique kit arrive in the post was so exciting. I designed it using software from The Folklore Company . I opened the kit and there it was everything I needed; aida fabric, embroidery threads, needle and a pattern. This blogpost is a review of the kit.

I decided to use a quote from Jackie O so I can hang up my finished piece in my little girl Pearl's room. Pearls are always appropriate aren't they? I used an embroidery hoop to stretch out my cross stitch (aida) fabric, found the centre of the fabric and off I went. 

The process to create my own design was really easy on The Folklore Company's website. I chose my colours and had a series of templates to choose from to get started, I created my design in about half an hour, pressed OK and within two weeks I had the kit on my doorstep.

I liked that I had two cross stitch charts  (colour and symbols) in the kit plus a web link to my design too. I decided to flip the colours when I received the kit and have the dark pink as the border motif. I really like this.

The kit took six evenings to finish and I found it so relaxing. It was something to look forward to at the end of the day. I sat down with a cuppa and got my stitching out and watched it grow.

I really loved this design, it looked very Nordic. Stitching with just two colours is perfect for beginners or if you want a simple project. The threads were DMC, which are beautiful and shiny. I still have over three quarters of my skein of threads so I could easily make the kit again if I bought some more fabric.

I want say a big thank-you to The Folklore Company for sending me my own personalise kit to stitch in return for an honest review. I really enjoyed the whole process and now the piece is now waiting for a frame when I can get to the shops!

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