Design of the Month – October 2021


PAPRIKA REDS, GOLD, BLACKPLAID 19″ wide x 14″ high

Historic Tartan Plaid

My Plaid pattern is a liberal interpretation of a traditional Tartan plaid. It is a lot of fun to stitch because the pattern charts include a Stitching Guide chart for the two key diagonal main colors. Once these two colors are stitched, it is easy to fill in the remaining colors. In addition to the cross-point™ Technique information, also included are the individual instructions for this pattern specifically. Following these specific instructions will prevent any distortion of the background jute making any restretching or washing totally unnecessary.

Color Options

each color option has a number of companion kits listed on the Pattern Page on the cross-point™ website.

Happy stitching in October!

Lastly, I want to share a comment received last week from a new customer who has now stitched 4 different kits. This is what she said:”cross-point *is* fast and easy and fun! Not only do I love the high-quality materials and the spectacular designs…I also love having a project that’s easy to pick up anywhere and any time I have a spare minute. Of course, I also love when I do have bigger chunks of time to immerse myself in stitching. And you can quote me!”

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About Sieglinde

Designer and owner of, my cross-stitch and needlepoint kit business. By profession I am a Landscape Architect near Asheville, NC. I currently have two wordpress blogs, one for and another I named Garden Threads (
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