DESIGN OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2022 SPECIAL OFFER

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
SEPTEMBER 2022 SPECIAL OFFER
COLOR PAIRING KITS

CREATE YOUR OWN COLOR SCHEME

In September 2021 we started a new annual tradition offering a 20% discount off Retail for pairs of pillow kits in the same colors. Above are examples of patterns in the same or compatible colors to create a theme for an entire room. Sizes vary from small squares to lumbar “Good for your Back” rectangles, to large squares and wide pillows.

The Special Offer this month is to choose your starting KEY pattern and then add one or more companion kits in the same coloration to receive 20% Off Retail. Below are just a few examples but you can also select companions listed below each colorway from the Pattern Pages on the website to inspire your own combination. Another option is to use one KEY pattern and choose  another size from the same design.bright colors

A few more examples:

Patterns in the same colors are listed below. There are so many companions listed on  on the Pattern Pages for individual patterns  as well as on the Design of the Month page on the website.

soft gray greens: Morocco Stripe 07, Oahu 02, Kilim II 07, 12th Century 04, Triangles 02, Balouch Stripe 05; (and more)
soft sea foam and ice blue: Kilim 06, Kilim II 05, Oahu 03, Pisac 03, Tabriz 06, Shalimar 01, Lindisfarne 02; (and more)
Mediterranian blues: Morocco Stripe 09, Greek Border 01, Game Board 02, Nilos 03, Lindisfarne 04, Triangles 04, Tabriz 02; (and more)

Federal blues, old blues with rust: Mediasch 05 and 06, Chevron 06; (and more)
Old blues with ivory, navy: Balouch 01, Celtic Knot 05; (and more)
Old blues with blended multi-colors: Basilica 02; (and many more)

Plum, Purple, Garnet with tobacco or grayed greens are Morocco Stripe 03, Berber Stripe 03, Balouch Stripe 01, Pisac 02, Topkapi 05, Nilos 01 and also our very first pattern from 1996, Tulip and Tulip Border.

Further options are teal greens, brownish greens, taupe, and historic tapestry colors as well as neutrals in off-white, beige, sand and black. Examples below left to right: Small Chevron 01, Greek Border 03 and 05, Game Board 06, Morocco Stripe 08 with 12th Century 05, Basilica 08, (Topkapi 09 and Anatolia 10 not shown). More samples on the Design of the Month website page.

I hope you enjoy this offer for September. You can order one pair or several pairs to keep you happy stitching during the cooler months on the horizon. As always, please order from the website Pattern Pages. As you know, PayPal will bill the retail price and we issue the discount back during inhouse processing of your order.

Happy Stitching!

 

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MORE ON LUMBAR PILLOWS
DOM – AUGUST 2022 SPECIAL OFFER

Long Oahu in 01 colors

WIDE LUMBAR PILLOWS

As I mentioned in my Design of the Month – August 2022, wide pillow kits for sofas, loveseats or beds, are available in several cross-point™ patterns in many color choices and size options. I previously also wrote a blog post on “the fast, fun and easy way to stitch Wide Pillows”. On the cross-point™ website I may call a wide pattern Large, Long or Wide and the sizes range from 11 inches to 20 inches in height, and up to 30 inches in width. Some tuck into the space between seat and back while others are specifically designed to fit American Standard Pillow sizes. Both colors and size options are also available for custom orders.

a selection of wide pillows

A selection of Wide Pillow kits

LARGE SQUARE LUMBAR PILLOWS

I also wrote about large square pillow kits in a previous blog post.The large squares are most suitable for use on beds or super large and deep sofas. They too will support the spine depending on a firm but soft filling. If you enjoy watching movies or working in bed they give support and prevent slouching. There are many patterns available from the website Pattern Pages, ranging in size from 20 x 20 inches to 24 x 24 inches. Just a few examples below:

Our “Good For Your Back” pillow kits

Cross-point™ cushion kits give you so many options to support your back, prevent fatigue and stress on your muscles, you really just need to decide which size fits your needs, is right for where you are using it, and is comfortable. Stuffing for pillows can be feather/down, memory foam, polyurethane foam, Buckwheat or Latex, whichever is your personal preference. Maintaining good posture is essential for your health and lumbar pillows are excellent because they work wonders for your spine. Ideally, your “Good for your Back” finished pillow will not only do that but give you the pleasure of having created something unique to you – your own high end designer lumbar support.

I would love your comments on these two August blog posts. I wish you happy hours of stitching, enjoy the meditative quality cross-point™ can bring to you!

 

 

 

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Design of the Month – August 2022

DESIGN OF THE MONTH-AUGUST 2022

LUMBAR PILLOWS @ 20% Off Retail

Did you know that back problems are responsible for 60 to 70% of doctor visits? Since 1996, cross-point has offered a variety of lumbar pillow kits in various lengths and heights, from 8 to 14 inches high by 18 to 30 inches wide. We called it our “Good for your Back” pillow. Which size will give you the support you need depends on the width of your chair,  sofa or bed. Thirty-three patterns in the cross-point collection are currently available in over 300 color options. Below are a few examples in the cross-point™ collection. The photo at the top is a new colorway for our 12th Century geometric pattern, color 08.

Lumbar Pillows

Of 53 patterns in our collection, 33 also have a “Good For Your Back” pillow size option. Our lumbar pillows are mainly designed for chairs and sofas. If you read or do other work in your bed, you may want more than a lumbar size in order to sit straight and upright. On the cross-point website you will find large squares from 22″ to 24″.

We also need to maintain good posture while sitting in a chair and stitching. Pillows from 8 to 11 inches in height fit into the space between seat and back, and 12″ to 14″ heights give more support higher up on the chair back and allow muscles to relax thereby preventing fatigue. Ideally, your “good for your back” pillow will support the curvature of the spine and prevent slouching. I have a small “good for your back” pillow I keep on my car seat at all times. Many studies have been done and you will find pages and pages on the internet giving information on options and sources for materials – soft but firm – to insert into your beautifully stitched piece.

In addition to patterns shown above, please visit the website pattern pages to see additional color options and also additional companion patterns. To aid in finding any of the above designs, the first two or three letters in the text under the pillows in the image above are also the first two or three letters for the pattern name on the Pattern Page.

Feel free to comment on this blog or send me an email if you would like more information. I previously wrote about wide pillows for sofas and beds in this blog post.

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Mid-Year Special Offer July 2022

MID-YEAR SPECIAL OFFER
20% OFF RETAIL – JULY 2022

multi color 12th Century geometric

12thC-08

all pillow kits – including new colors

CUSTOMER COMMENT
“When working with one of your kits, several adjectives come to mind: delightful, absorbing, addictive, therapeutic, elegant, relaxing” . Whether you call it cross stitch or needlepoint, no other kit compares to ours. After 26 years, cross-point is still fast, fun and easy! The cross-point technique plus sophisticated patterns very different from the usual cross stitch designs, have given us rave reviews all these many years.

KIT CONTENTS
Each kit has everything you need except backing and trim materials because I feel those are highly personal choices. Ideas for color schemes can be accessed not only from the listed companion patterns on the website, but from the blog and Facebook pages. We offer finishing service on our own kits in the USA only. Please visit Custom Services on the website for pricing information.

We supply not only large charts in color and symbol, our new wonderful jute fabric and a generous supply of the best tapestry wool available, but detailed instructions to execute every single pattern. Also included are the Technique sheets with easy to follow diagrams of stitches for beginners.

lumbar “good for your back” pillow kits

Did you know that back problems are responsible for 60 to 70% of doctor visits? Since l996, cross-point has offered a variety of lumbar pillow kits in various lengths and heights, from 8 to 14 inches high by 18 to 30 inches wide. Which size will give you the support you need depends on the width of your chair,  sofa or bed. Thirty-three patterns in the cross-point collection are currently available in over 300 color options. (above a few examples) I plan to write more about our “Good for your Back” pillows in my next post. The photo at the top is a new colorway for our 12th Century geometric pattern, color 08.

Now is the time to order kits to keep you happily stitching all summer! PayPal will bill the Retail price and we issue the discount back to you when we process the order in our studio.

Happy Stitching,

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Design of the Month – June 2022

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
MAY and JUNE 2022 @20% OFF RETAIL
PATTERN: LINDISFARNE

LINDISFARNE
This beautiful, easy and fun pattern to stitch this month is available in four sizes from 23″ square, , 18″ square, 12″ square, and a lumbar – good for your back – wide  pillow 22″ x 13″ high. At the top is colorway 01 showing the whole group in traditional Celtic Gospel Book colors. Below is the 04 colorway in blue and yellow. To honor the colors of the Ukraine, I added possible additional color and pattern options to Lindisfarne 04. They are on the Pattern Page for Anatolia 03, Turin 01, Honeycomb 03, Tulip and Tulip Border 02. (see below). These companions are available at the 20% Off Retail price.

Two additional color options are ocean blues in 02 and grayed sages and greens in 03. All colors are available in all sizes. Please visit the cross-point website for more details and companion pillow kits.

blue and yellow

more Blue and Yellow Companions

I am happy to offer these specials at 20% off Retail this month. Lindisfarne has not been available as our Design of the Month for several years. Now is the time to take advantage of substantial savings. The large size normally $159 is only $127.20 with the discount. More pricing is on the website page Design of the Month.

As you know from previous offers, please order online from the website. PayPal will bill the regular price and we issue the 20% discount back to your credit card via PayPal when we process the order at our studio. If you need help, please contact me  at sieglinde@cross-point.com

Happy stitching!

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Design of the Month – March/April 2022

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
MARCH – APRIL @20% OFF RETAIL
PATTERN: SIENA

SIENA 02

Historic Jacobean Pattern

It looks complicated but is easy and a lot of fun to stitch in the cross-point™ Technique. Six chart pages in symbols and colors, plus a separate set of charts with the scrolls outline surrounding each leaf, bird or flower, reduces counting to just filling in remaining colors.

Pattern Siena is available in 7 color choices and there are scores of companion patterns in the cross-point™ collection found on the Pattern Page on the website. The regular price is $145.00 for the kit but with the 20% off retail, it is only $116.00, plus shipping.

Companion Patterns

Fitting companion pillow kits or upholstery from the same historic periods include our Flamestitch, Parma, Newport, Mediasch as well as some solid reds from Basilica and Pisac, or Animal patterns. Have fun choosing the companion kit by color to go with your Siena choice. Ordered at the same time, all companions are also discounted at @20%. I will honor whichever pattern you choose as long as it relates to the Siena color.

As you know from previous offers, please order online from the website. PayPal will bill the regular price and we issue the 20% discount back to your credit card via PayPal when we process the order at our studio. If you need help, please contact me  at sieglinde@cross-point.com

Happy stitching!

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Design of the Month – February 2022

Design of the Month – February 2022
Pattern BALOUCH
at 20% Off Retail

AND our New color option#BAL-08 grayed greens and teals

Background

Balouch is one of my most popular patterns because it is truly fun and easy to stitch.  The pillow is available in two sizes, the pillow insert is for those who want a small project and is especially useful used together with the long border.

Information

Every single pattern in the cross-point Collection has its own detailed instructions in the kit, as well as large charts in color and symbols. The instructions tell you the exact process I and other sample stitchers used to create the piece. And, if you love the pattern but the colors aren’t exactly what you have in mind, we offer custom colors.

Happy Stitching,

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Cross-point celebrates 25 years with Special Offer

DECEMBER 2021 SPECIAL OFFER
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
of cross-point™ stitching

cross-point™ – 57 patterns-Kilims to geometrics

Whether you call it simply cross-stitch or Victorian cross stitch, the cross-point™ Technique I developed makes stitching fun and fast. We print large charts and individual instructions for every kit we ship. While we have developed a loyal following over 25 years, new stitchers seem to find us and I truly enjoy when they too become devoted cross-pointers. I recently received this comment:

“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!”

The card inviting you to participate will be mailed to all our friends, national and international. Please share with your stitching friends who have yet to discover our fabulous technique and website. As a reader of this blog post, you do not have to wait till December 15 to place an order. This is a great offer to add as many companion kits as you desire. And remember, PayPal now offers over time payments.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Happy stitching and happy, healthy 2022!

(patterns shown above: Mediasch and Chevron 06 colors; Oahu 01, Celtic Knot 07 and Shalimar 01)

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2021

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER 2021
Pattern BALOUCH at 20% Off Retail

balouch chair with insert

Pattern History for this Kilim:

On the cross-point™ website we list eight color options for this easy to stitch pattern. Like other Kilims, Balouch is easy, fast and fun to stitch. Nomadic Balouch are known for somber, tightly woven saddle bags, wool kilims and other useful objects. Balouch women weave their objects on ground looms – like cross-point™ kits – they are easily transported from camp to camp. Originally designed as a pillow, in the photo above  the pattern is shown adapted to a small pillow insert as well as a long border that fits on large chairs and makes plain upholstery more interesting.

In addition to our original 7 color options, a new color has been added. All are available as pillows, large and small; as pillow inserts; as long borders; and as rugs. Our newest color is based on historic tapestry colors with the addition of popular teals:

new color 08

Basilica 08

All color options shown on the website also show numerous companion patterns in related colors. We also posted images of the small Insert in all colors. The Long Border repeats the Insert pattern for the full 80 inch length. As you know, we also offer custom colors on all our patterns. For more information about cross-point™ please visit the website and our links for our youtube videos. Every pattern in our collectioon includes individual instructions as well as our Technique™ sheets.

As always, ordering from the button on the website takes you to PayPal, our preferred processing for payments. PayPal will bill the full Retail price and we refund the 20% Special Offer when we process the order inhouse. Remember, PayPal now also accepts “over time” payments.

Happy Stitching in November!

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Design of the Month – October 2021

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
OCTOBER 2021
SPECIAL OFFER – 20% OFF RETAIL

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!”

It is so helpful to me to know you read the monthly post and other pages on the blog. Please send me your thoughts on colors, patterns, or any information on the pages in the drop down. Any suggestions? helpful hints?

 

 

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