A couple of weeks ago Yiota, the owner of Yiotas-XStitch.com contacted me to ask if I would like to do a review of one of the cross stitch kits from her website.
I had a good roam around the website, (which, by the way is very easy to navigate your way around) and this kit caught my eye
When I went to Paris with daughters #1 and 2 a couple of years ago the Chat Noir picture was everywhere and being the crazy cat lady that I am, it appealed to me :-)
I have absolutely no idea no idea what the original picture was for but don't you just love that cats smiling face?
Once I'd made my choice and emailed Yiota back I received the pack very quickly.
The kit contains, the chart, threads, 14 count Aida and a needle, a key for the symbols and instructions
The stitch count is 127 x 159 with whole stitches only and the chart is spread over four A4 pages, the black and white symbols are a decent size and easy to read - here's a section of the chart
The kit contains Madeira threads which are pre-wound onto nice sized bobbins and clearly marked with the thread number - In this instance the chart only calls for three different colours, but I really liked that the threads were pre-wound :-)
Madeira pre-wound threads, aida fabric and needle
The instructions & Tips page clearly sets out how to get started and how to read the chart, very handy if you are a novice stitcher. The key to the symbols, a list of threads, stitch count and instructions are contained on a separate page
If you are interested in this particular kit or any other then please follow the link above.
Thank you Yiota for giving me this opportunity, I can't wait to get started on my smiling Chat Noir :-)