I was asked at the weekend by Yiota if I would kindly review one of her cross stitch kits.......
so grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy :)
after a few emails back and forth and having a really good drool and looking through all of the choices on her site www.yiotas-xstitch.com
I finally decided after much deliberating on... Landscape window in stained glass .....
Her site is really easy to navigate and has lots of choices for those who are just starting out and also for the advanced stitcher .... including cards and biscornus too :)
The kit arrived very quickly and beautifully packed in a stiff card-boarded envelope clearly stating do not bend on the front .....
I opened it with great excitement and pulled out the clear plastic sleeve keeping all the kit together and loved how all the threads were pre wound onto large bobbins and clearly marked with the colour.
Yiota uses Maderia threads but does give a DMC option that won't be quite the same as the original charted version .... a needle was carefully popped into the Aida that is provided with the kit ..... which was cut to a generous size to accommodate the size of the chart I had chosen and to be able to frame it afterwards :) I was pleasantly surprised how nice the fabric felt (being a even weave and linen snob ...lol.... I wouldn't have objected to using it )
The chart was spread over two sheets of A3 which is a perfect size for me with clear and strongly printed symbols which is a definite added bonus too as well as centre marks .
There was an instruction sheet included with very helpful hints and tips for those just starting out :)
In fact it is the perfect way to receive a kit ... you can start it straight away with minimum fuss .... and that is what I did ....except I did change the fabric for a 28 count even weave in the same colour ...
I spread the chart out on my stitching table and set off with the first colour required for the middle of the chart and stitched a wee bit .... well you can't review a kit without starting it now, can you ..lol
I certainly will be going back to purchase another kit soon that I have my eye on..... as its my birthday very soon ;)
I certainly would recommend any one to use Yiota if they were looking for a special cross stitch kit for the speed of service and also ease of usage and the clear detailed charts that you receive along with the all important wound bobbins :)
soooo I shall show you the photos now
|encased in the plastic sleeve|
|look at all those lovely colours on the aida |
with the needle safely into the fabric
|Landscape window with the sun streaming through|
rather apt I thought ..lol
|clear instructions and brilliant chart sheets :)|
|added a wee bit of colour :)|
Thank you Yiota for giving me the opportunity to review and stitch this lovely kit and I will be showing progress through out the next few months sooo watch this space :)
take care and happy stitching :)
love mouse xxxxx