Owl Cross Stitching

Posted by Amy | Posted in Cross Stitch, Staff Projects | Posted on 13-04-2012



Take a look at Jo’s latest cross stitching projects………

The Owl design below is from a past issue of  World of Cross Stitch magazine (issue 167). Jo plans to make the stitched design into a cushion for her Living Room. What beautiful pastel colours in contrast with the coffee colour and deeper shades. She is now deciding on the colour for her backing fabric. Looking forward to seeing the finished cushion.

Jo’s second cross stitch project is this cute Bothy Threads kit ‘Owl Fun’ (bt xjr10) with all the little owls balancing on the branch.

Something I have noticed with Jo’s pieces is how immaculately tidy the back of her fabric is! There are no loose ends or messy knots. The design could nearly be displayed back to front. Next time she brings in a finished project I will take a photograph of the back to show you!

I am not sure what Jo’s plans are for this piece, maybe another cushion?

* New Bothy Threads Kits *

Posted by Amy | Posted in Cross Stitch, New Products | Posted on 05-10-2011



Take a look at the NEW Bothy Threads cross stitch kits recently added. Available to order now at The Black Sheep.

Vintage (bt xv1) is priced at just £21.99 a perfect kit for those who love all things Vintage. Click here to order.

This Christmas kit is so sweet with each little fairy representing one of the 12 days of Christmas. A great gift idea for Christmas! It is available to order online or buy from the Craft Barn for £31.98. Click here.

Jo’s Bothy Threads Sampler

Posted by Amy | Posted in Cross Stitch, Staff Projects | Posted on 27-07-2011



Jo has been busy cross stitching this gorgeous Alphabet Sampler from Bothy Threads.

A really bright and colourful sampler that is perfect for a girl or boy.


Jo really enjoyed stitching this kit and said that the instructions are clear and concise. It is suitable for a moderate skill level of stitcher.


This Bothy Threads kit can be purchased online for only £25.98. Click here to take a look at this kit and many more Bothy kits…….










Look at the detail in this design!