Yiota's Cross Stitch Kit Review
Hello lovely bloggers,
I have read and heard a lot about Yiota's X-Stitch designs on various blogs around the traps, so I thought that I would buy one of her gorgeous kits for myself and then I decided to write about it for you all.
I chose Starry Night:
Well, I was impressed right from the moment my purchase arrived (and I can tell you that it was a hard choice to make when I looked at all the wonderful designs to choose from on her website Yiota.com, which is really well set out with clear categories of designs for your browsing pleasure).
Now, what impressed me is that it arrived in an envelope with a cardboard backing so that your kit is unlikely to get bent or damaged. (Also, I plan to use the cardboard as backing for flat ornies - so useful and green!)
The kit arrived all nicely packaged, with everything you need inside:
Now, this is one of the best bits - the floss comes prewound on labelled bobbins! Fantastic!
They are also neatly attached to this backing paper, so they stay together until you need a colour. What a great idea!
You can choose between aida or evenweave, I chose evenweave and it is a gorgeous fabric. And, of course, a needle is included.
The instructions are nice and clear:
Lovely, large A3 patterns - so easy to read!
Next up, I had to start stitching - I just couldn't wait - and I wasn't disappointed, it was really lovely fabirc and floss to stitch with. The floss is actually Madeira, which I haven't used before but I am finding really easy to work with. An added bonus is that the DMC conversions are provided as well, so if that is your preference you can switch.
Just one last thing, as I was checking the flosses, I discovered that one colour I needed was missing! But it was no worries, as a quick email to Yiota meant that it was all solved - she is sending me the missing floss straight away, no questions asked. How cool is that?
So, I would have to rate the whole experience as A+ and I am already checking out the website for my next kit - a William Morris design, "Quest for the Unicorn".
If you haven't checked out Yiota's X Stitch yet, I suggest you do so, you won't be disappointed.
Off to stitch some more,