Thursday, 5 April 2012

Yiotas XStitch Review

I was contacted a few weeks ago by Yiota from Yiotas Cross Stitch to ask if I'd like to review one of her cross stitch kits.  Yiota and her husband run the company, designing, manufacturing and selling a large selection of kits. Being half Dutch I chose to review Field of Tulips by Monet. The cover photo shows the finished cross stitch rather than the painting that it was taken from.

I chose to review this kit on evenweave, which is being introduced throughout the range. I was very impressed by the threads supplied, which are Madeira and neatly wound onto numbered, sturdy cardboard bobbins. (A pet hate of mine with kits is having to sort out bundles of threads before I can begin stitching.) The instructions are very clear as are the charts which use black and white symbols. This design comes with two A3 charts and there is an overlap marked on the second one to aid matching up. The key, however, is only printed on the second part of the chart and I feel that it would be helpful to have it on both parts. The key also gives the thread numbers for DMC should you wish to use these threads.  

You can also buy the kits as charts as by post or by e-mail, in which case there is no charge for postage. I have already picked out another chart that I'd like to stitch and will be buying it this way.

All in all I was very impressed with the quality of kits and the service from this company and would thoroughly recommend it. (Can't wait to start stitching this lovely kit!)

I'll be back after Easter with a finish - at long last.

Have a good Easter!



Julie said...

Nice design you chose to review Nicola.

Have a lovely Easter xxx

Christine said...

Looks like a lovely design Nicola

Julianne said...


Happy Easter to you and your family.

I think the tulips will be lovely.

Clare - Aimetu said...

That looks a very detailed design and well kitted too.

Happy Easter to you both x x

PegC said...

I visited your site for the first time today -- lovely work!