Design of the Month – May 2022

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
MAY 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.

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.

I am happy to offer this special 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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Design of the Month – September 2021

DESIGN OF THE MONTH
SEPTEMBER 2021
at 20% Off Retail

Pairing Colors and Patterns to create a Theme

At cross-point.com we make it easy for you to create color schemes for stitching of pillows, upholstery, rugs and runners. On the website we list companion kits for every pattern and colorway.

The Special Offer this month is to choose the starting KEY pattern and then add ONE other pattern or companion design listed in the same coloration to receive 20% Off Retail for both.  Another option is to use one KEY pattern and choose one other size in the same pattern. In the list below, I concentrated on our most popular designs for the KEY pattern, followed by many possible companions.

The most popular patterns are: Anatolia, Balouch, Basilica, Celtic Knot, Helios, Kilim, Kilim II, Morocco Stripe, Pisac, Tabriz, Lindisfarne. All of them are available in a variety of sizes to choose from. You get the idea.

SOME EXAMPLES

Berber Stripe 02

Key Pattern: Berber Stripe 02 and

Option for ONE companion kit:

Balouch 07, Celtic Knot 04, Helios 01, Basilica 09, Pisac 01, Triangles 05, Morocco Stripe 02,
Karakum 04
, Lindisfarne 01

sage greensKey Pattern: Oahu 02

Option for ONE companion kit:

Celtic Knot 03, Morocco Stripe 07,

sea spray gray bluesKey Pattern:Kilim 06

Option for ONE companion kit:

 Pisac 03, Kilim II 05, Tabriz 06,

mediteranian blues and white

Helios 04

Key Pattern: Helios 04

Option for ONE companion kit:

 Triangles 04, Morocco Stripe 09,
 Lindisfarne 04

 

 

As with all our Special Offers, PayPal will bill the full retail price and we issue the discount back via PayPal when we process the order in house. You can also call your order in to 828-628-2743 if you prefer. Please leave a message so we can return your call.

Happy Stitching in September!

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2021

DESIGN OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2021
AT 20% OFF RETAIL

new red colorway

NEW MOGHUL 05 COLORS

HISTORY

Our Moghul suzani pattern is reminiscent of the princely embroideries of Moghul courts but suzani type patterns occur throughout Central Asia. Suzani embroideries were made as part of a bride’s dowry to be given to the groom on the wedding day.  Usually made of silk and cotton, suzanis were extremely labor intensive and took many years to complete by several female relatives. They are still being created today.

Our Suzani is in wool, and in our cross-point™ tradition, made for fast, fun, and easy stitching. Our newest, most traditional suzani color option – 05, is in rich reds, soft golds, quiet greens on a traditional off-white background.

MOGHUL sizes and color options

 On the cross-point website Pattern Page, are five sizes available in this wonderful striking pattern. Four are shown below: Top left #MOG-B-05,  the large 23 x inch (58x58cm) square, includes a substantial outer border; on the top right is #MOG-05, 20″ x 20″ (51x51cm) square; on the left below is the lumbar (“good for your back) pillow #MOGST-05, 19″ wide by 14″ high (48x36cm); and on the right the smallest version of Moghul – #MOGSM-05, only 13″ x 13″ (33x33cm) which is quickly stitched in our cross-point Technique. The Stripe is also available in a longer version #MOGST-L which 26″ wide by 14” high (66x36cm), a great size for sofas and bed pillows.

Indigo blues on oatmeal ground

Moghul 06 colors

Included with every kit are our cross-point™ Technique sheets as well as individual instructions for every pattern in the Collection  – how to prepare the jute for stitching in our glorious French tapestry wool, where and how to start, and how to finish. All kits contain large charts in color and symbols, needles, wool and jute fabric. Continue reading

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH PART II – JULY 2021

PART II DESIGN OF THE MONTH JULY 2021
SEMI-ANNUAL SALE AT 20% OFF RETAIL   how to create color schemes

To help you design your own color scheme, I have pulled some groups to give ideas and inspire you. Nearly all designs on the Pattern Pages have color coordinated companion kits listed. As I wrote in early July, during the sale is a perfect time to get all the kits for your own color scheme at a fantastic price. Here are just a few suggestions how to do that.

Example one: Coordinated BluesCoordinated bluesExample 2: Coordinated primary colorsprimary color pillows Example 3: Coordinated ALL Redsall red groupsExample 4: neutral tapestry colorsneutral tapestry colorsExample 5: Coordinated soft sea spray and ocean colorssea spray, ocean colorsThese are just a few options. On the cross-point website Pattern Page, you will find all available sizes  and many more colors. Some of the above examples are available in at least three different sizes from small Accent Pillows, to Lumbar Pillows, to squares and rectangles, and also wide sofa and bed pillows. Some are available in 9 color options. If you can’t find your favorite color and companions, send me an email and I will help you find your favorite combination on the website.

 

 

Happy stitching during July!

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021

DESIGN OF THE MONTH MAY 2021
AT 20% OFF RETAIL

neutral chevron 01 and companions

CHEVRON AND COMPANIONS

CHEVRON OPTIONS

 On the cross-point website Pattern Page, are three sizes available in this wonderful pattern. Inspired by heraldic chevron motifs found on a 16th Century velvet fragment, CHEVRON is available in four stock colors for lumbar and oversize long pillows as well as a small throw rug size. We will be introducing a new color option for both pillows and upholstery soon. For readers of this blog it is available now by emailing me or calling me. Price is the same as existing kits: $109 for CHE-04 (26″long x 11 3/4″ high), and $79 for #CHSM-04 (19″long x 11 3/4″ high) with the SPECIAL MONTHLY OFFER of LESS 20%, at the low prices of $87.20 and $63.20.

 

NEW #CHSM-04 at left

Colors are 4 shades of misty olive/khaki greens and soft  rust, from pale to dark.

CHEVRON is a wonderful upholstery pattern for stools, benches, ottomans, chairs. Please visit the website for more informatin on how to order Upholstery.two custom upholstered benches

Our special instruction sheets in the cross-point technique show all the different cross-stitches.  As with all our patterns, an individual instruction sheet for CHEVRON is included as well  – how to prepare the jute for stitching in our glorious French tapestry wool, where and how to start, and how to finish. The kit contains large charts in color and symbols, needles, wool and jute fabric. This is an easy and fast stitched pattern. Visit the Pattern Page on the website to see all companion pillow kits. Several colorways have as many as 8 possible color coordinated selections.

Happy stitching during May!

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