About me


I am a cross-stitch designer based in York. I design and produce cross stitch kits and PDF charts, and I am a retailer for DMC cross stitch products. Have a look in the shop section of this site.

I’ve been a language teacher for many years, retiring from classroom teaching last summer.  This means I now have the time to develop the hobby that I have loved for years: cross-stitch. My first proper piece was a sampler for my parents’ ruby wedding anniversary in 1990, which had many elements taken from the fantastic “Picture It In Cross-Stitch” by Jo Verso.


I incorporated a few elements of my own too, including a version of my father’s REME cap-badge. Designing that was fun, and stitching it was my first experience of metallic thread – not easy for a beginner! Since then I have continued to develop my skills, both in stitching and design.

Kits and Downloadable PDFs

My range of designs is growing, with new kits and charts being added all the time. I have started with greetings card-sized designs, and each kit comes complete with everything you need, including fabric, threads, chart, a card and envelope, and a needle, of course.

I plan to continue developing my range of charts, and to offer a bespoke design service.

I sell cross stitch kits, DMC cross stitch and embroidery supplies, and hand-made items at craft fairs and local markets. Look out for updates on the blog page of this site, and my Facebook Page:   Nicky Brunger Crafts