We are a family business that producing a large
range of needlecraft kits. The range contains more
than 400 designs and includes cross-stitch,
blackwork, hardanger, counted thread and embroidery.
Classic Embroidery started by producing a set of over 150 cross-stitch maps that cover amongst other things counties, countries, rivers, canals and long distance walks, but the growth of the company means that the maps are now less than half of what is on offer. By working with a number of designers, recent emphasis has been to build on the popular range of 'extended' blackwork kits, that is, kits that start with blackwork techniques and then add additional impact and interest. In particular, a collaboration with Di Kaye, whose particular love is to paint in an art deco style, is proving to be a fruitful source of material and a number of blackwork and cross stitch kits, under the title of 'Deco Elegance', have been produced. These designs use metallic threads, beads, sequins and in some cases Swarovski crystals and add that 'wow' factor to the stitching. We are also continuing to work with Jill Cater Nixon to extend her very successful range of blackwork designs.
Copyright: Classic Embroidery 2008, Barbara Skelton 1998, Jill Cater Nixon 2008, Hanlyn Studios 2004,
Barbara Fray 2001, Di Kaye 2006, Adele Welsby 2000