CROSS STITCH AND TAPESTRY (NEEDLEPOINT)

~ INCLUDING A SPECIAL SERVICE CREATING A CROSS STITCH CHART FROM YOUR PHOTO



LATEST NEWS!

I can now e-mail your chart pack to you - saving time and postage costs and making chart kits available anywhere in the world without hassle. Don't forget I can work from your e-mailed photograph too, in fact that works better than using a hard copy picture. As always, home and overseas clients are equally welcome

E-mail address anngriffiths381@gmail.com

Also, I am able to accept payment using PayPal.

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ABOUT BOX TREE COTTAGE DESIGNS

Box Tree Cottage Designs was founded in 1997 to provide a friendly, personal service for clients who want their own photographs turned into cross stitch or tapestry (needlepoint) charts which they can then stitch to create a delightful portrait of their cats, dogs or other chosen subjects. Charting is inexpensive for such an individual item - a simple basic cross stitch chart costs about 18 and a very complex one with several images on it might go up to 25. Each client receives a colour picture, a symbol chart and details of the threads required to stitch the picture, plus any back-up help and advice required. A colour chart can be provided on request

Charts are produced to the client's own requirements - you specify size, whether cross stitch or tapestry (needlepoint), alterations and the make or type of thread to be used. No money is ever asked for until the client is happy with the design. So far I have produced cross stitch charts ranging from cats and dogs to a war-time wedding, two horses, a vintage RAF lorry and a steam engine! I have also designed a full set of tapestry (needlepoint) kneelers for an Abbey, based on stonework and architectural features (heads, gargoyles and so on).

In addition, I have the collaborative CATSIGHS venture with Marc Doyle turning his cat pictures into colourful cross stitch charts which are fully illustrated (click the CATSIGHS button at the end of this page). This delightful collection of charts has been very popular both as a set and as individual items.

Box Tree Cottage Designs is situated in a fifteenth-century thatched cottage in a hamlet in rural Worcestershire. The nearest shop is a mile away and it is even further to the pub! However, modern technology can be installed anywhere, and when I decided to set up a small business making personalised cross stitch charts from clients' photographs as well as creating my own cross stitch, tapestry and needlepoint designs from drawings, paintings and prints, there was no problem with converting a room into an office and cross stitch studio.


The Dogs and Cats section show examples of the work I have done for clients in interpreting into cross stitch charts even some difficult photos of pets who won't keep still.

There is a section on flowers, as well as a whole separate department for gifts. Just press the appropriate button to see these extra pages. If you have any ideas for the gifts section, do e-mail me with them!

.....AND A NEW VENTURE -
WEDDING CROSS STITCH


Everyone loves a wedding. It's an intensely personal day and Box Tree Cottage Designs would love to help you add that special touch with cross stitch designs uniquely tailored to you and your colour scheme. Have a look at what we can do at our new web site solely devoted to cross stitch items for your wedding. And if you have any good ideas to add to the collection they are always welcome! We have designs from ring cushions to place cards, including a garter for something blue.

To see the Wedding Cross Stitch site click here.




CATSIGHS LATEST - IT'S PURRFECTION

The latest in the terrific Catsighs series based on paintings by Marc Doyle has just been added to our range. I think this is the best one yet!

HOT NEWS

How would you like your finished stitched piece to be featured on the page? To have your special picture put on screen, just e-mail me at anngriffiths381@gmail.com and we will wave the magic wand.

LIKE A CHAT?

This web page business gets boring if it's all one way. Even if you aren't about to make an order, do e-mail or telephone and have a chat about what you think of the page - we can only get it right if we know what you want to see. And it's lovely to know someone out there is looking in!

Ann.


GEORGE WAS THE FIRST FINISHED DOG

We promised to add any completed portraits from the photo service to our Web Site. George pictured here was the first completed dog to be added to the gallery. George was a collie/labrador cross and was the much loved pet of Anne and Robert Birch. He was also the friend and companion of their English springer spaniel, Sam. He had great character and a lovable personality. Anne asked Box Tree Cottage Designs to create a chart from a favourite photograph which was then stitched for her by her sister in law, Susan. The finished work is wonderful and is a lovely reminder of a much missed friend.


 

 

 

CASEY - from the USA

Also we have a picture of a needlepoint dog called Casey made into a cushion by Dave McPherson in USA. - it took Dave a year to stitch it and the cushion has gone as a present to his granddaughter.


 

 

OUR FIRST BULL

This bull lives in the North of England and is his owner's pride and joy. The owner's mother wanted to make her son a cross stitch portrait as a present. Result - a delightful picture!

 

 

 


AND SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT

.... As we move from bulls to buildings. Pennie from Cornwall loves her West Country life but she does take a break now and then to visit London and take in a few shows and sights. She took an excellent photograph of this Canary Wharf building and we turned it into a cross stitch design for her - she added a little sparkle in the materials and we think the result was stunning



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