Decorate your home in cross stitch!

By AlisonManey, Thu, 2018-05-31 18:22

This feature by Cathy Lewis originally appeared in WOX issue 199


"There’s no more room on my walls for cross stitch!” It’s the familiar cry of cross stitchers up and down the nation. What’s the solution? Well, perhaps it’s time for us to think outside the box (or picture frame). So, with tongue firmly lodged in cheek, I’ve searched out some fun and fabulous ways to decorate your home with cross stitch. Get set to enjoy your favourite hobby in a truly inspirational way!



Super size

Transform your home into a stitching temple by taking inspiration from Spanish company, Gan*. They’ve super-sized our favourite craft to create rugs, cushions and seats all embellished with enormous, colourful crosses. Give it a go – use a really large count canvas and embellish it with a rainbow of chunky crosses. It's oh-so chic!



In the limelight

Swedish company LampGustaf* has created a lampshade called Stitch that’s right up our street. The mesh lamp comes with a needle and eight colours of yarn so you can cross stitch straight onto it. Create your own design to coordinate with your décor, or download a variety of patterns from the website. I’d love to try this for my craft room!



What a dish!

Thanks to French designer, Ionna Vautrin*, even bowls have had a cross stitch makeover. Each of her porcelain dishes has an evenly spaced grid of holes in the sides so you can decorate them with stitches. The finished pieces have a wonderful contrast of texture between ceramic and yarn and are great for trinkets or keys.



Pretty up your office

Have a go at stitching a fun pencil pot like Camilla Fabbri. Camilla’s a creative blogger (, and she tells us that inspiration struck when she was shopping: “I saw this pencil cup at IKEA, and I couldn’t help but think that the mesh-like openings in the metal would make the perfect surface for a needlepoint design – and it did!”



Garden sampler

If you’ve filled your home with cross stitched furniture and accessories, it’s time to turn your attention to the garden. For the true stitching addict, we’ve found some cross stitch paving from Grasscrete* that will set the perfect tone for your home!



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