Cross Stitch Kit: Brightside
We love this gorgeous cross stitch kit to stitch up a Lisa Congdon design. If you haven’t tried cross stitch yet, the geometric quilt-block style of Brightside is a great project for beginners, but certainly fun for makers of all levels.
This kit comes with everything you need: 14-count white aida fabric, floss, hoop, needle and stitching chart. All packaging is recyclable and/or reusable. Please note: the maker neglected to mention the number of strands of floss that should be used for stitching -- you should use 2 strands for all areas of the pattern.
The finished size is approximately 8.25x12.5 inches
Meet the Maker ~ Budgiegoods
The idea for budgiegoods began with the firm conviction that it was time to bring needlework into the 21st century! Way back in 2011, the founder set out to create modern, simple needlework kits that would encourage people who had never stitched before to pick up a needle and floss and create something beautiful. Whether you're an experienced stitcher or just getting started, budgiegoods has something for you.
Meet the Maker ~ Lisa Congdon
Fine artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including the MoMA, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, and Random House Publishing, among many others. She exhibits her work around the country, including in shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery in California. A selection of her works are currently available through New York’s Uprise Gallery. Lisa writes a popular daily blog about her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of six books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and illustrated books The Joy of Swimming, Fortune Favors the Brave, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip, A Collection a Day and A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.