Paine Free Crafts is a small family run business and we believe in promoting and supporting other small businesses. We’ve worked with quite a few over the past few years and have no trouble recommending any of the businesses listed here for great products and fabulous customer service! If you know of any other sites that I’ve missed, let me know.
Here’s a link to Sarah’s rather random and irregular Blog
Excellent stitching “one stop” shop for all your needlework supplies. If you prefer to kit up your own charts, then Lakeside is a great place to get your DMC thread and fabric – they also stock my needleminders, so why not help yourself to a few while you’re there.
Lakeside Needlecraft’s website
An amazing stitching app that allows you to import pdfs, and highlight/mark off stitches automatically and as you stitch. Saves progress. Most of my charts will be compatible – the ones we’ve tested will show that they are, but it does not mean the others won’t. If your chart won’t import, just send us a message and we’ll re-generate a working one and update your chart. Here’s the website link (or you can search on the Play Store – Android devices only at the moment) – https://patternkeeper.app
For excellent quality, low cost, photo conversions. They also used to make our kits!
Stitchpix on Facebook
Shannon Christine Designs
Lovely range of traditional variants, Shannon also designs for cross stitch magazines – I love her carousel horses and ladies!
Shannon Christine Designs on Etsy
Shannon Christine Designs on Facebook
Stitchers Anon Cross Stitch
Holmsey, Fergus and their friends – they have their own stories and personalities – go and meet them! Gaynor (Stitchers Anon) has now retired from selling direct but her charts are still available through Lakeside (link above).
Stichers Anon on Facebook
Fiberlicious Yummy Fibres
Scrumptious hand dyed silks and cottons, and a new range of needle-cases
Fiberlicious on Facebook