Crosstitch.com - online since 1998.
Starting way back in 1998, Crosstitch.com was one of the first, if not THE first to offer digital cross-stitch patterns online. Back then it had to be 'GIF' image files, but they worked and people could print them out at home. Now of course the patterns are PDF and offer much better resolution and print quality. We've also taken on new designers over the years such as Ursula Michael and Artecy to build our catalog up to over 8000 patterns at last count.
Some people may have thought that online patterns would hurt traditional print and local business, but that's actually not the case. Many people will see the designs online and still buy a leaflet at their local shops if possible. Of course even if you buy the pattern online, you should still support your local shop (if you're lucky enough to have one) by buying the threads and supplies, etc. The cross stich hobby has declined quite a bit since the hey-day of the 80's but it's still alive and it's being discovered by new generations of young stitchers. Thank you to all the great people and loyal customers we've gotten to know over the years.
For the creatively minded, you'll also want to check out our: cross-stitch Caption Maker, for creating your own text and borders. Choose from several different letter styles and borders and create your own instant pattern of your words or saying, etc. You can try it for free, I hope you enjoy it.
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