About me


I am a cross-stitch designer based in York. On this site you can buy downloadable PDF cross-stitch charts. All the designs are my own, and I produce the PDF charts using MacStitch by Ursa Software.

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.

Downloadable PDFs

My first batch of designs are now available to buy. They are Christmas-themed. You can buy downloadable PDF files of each design. If you go to the web-shop now, you’ll find a Christmas Pudding chart to download free!

I am now working on some slightly larger designs, including unicorns, penguins, flamingos and llamas, of course! In the future I plan to continue developing my range of charts, and to offer a bespoke design service.

I sell cross stitch kits and hand-made items at craft fairs, look out for updates on the blog and my Facebook Page