What format are the digital patterns in?

The patterns are created as PDF’s. These can be opened with several different applications and can either be used digitally or printed off.

What is included in the pattern?

Every pattern contains:

  • A cover page with information on fabric sizing, number of stitches width and height, any speciality information needed for the pattern and an idea of what the pattern looks like stitched.
  • The pattern (either in black and white or colour depending on your choice of download).
  • Key – guide to the pattern colours, symbols, the DMC and Anchor numbers for the pattern, information of any knots that are in the pattern, how many strands of floss need to be used, a guide to any beads used and their colour, a guide to how much of an 8m skein you will need to use (working on the basis of 2 strands on 14 count, if you use more strands this will work out using more floss, if you reduce the fabric count size this will use less floss), and how many stitches of each colour there are.
  • Backstitch guide if there is backstitch within the pattern, indicating colours and how much of a skein is needed using the same theory as above.
  • A conversion guide to resizing the pattern to work on different counts of fabric.
How do I download my pattern after purchase?

Once you have purchased a pattern you will be directed to the links for download. You can choose a black and white version or a colour version (unless the pattern is only in a single colour). If you have an account you can log in any time and download your patterns from the My Account option on the site (all purchased patterns can be accessed from the Orders or Downloads area).

Select LOGIN from the menu bar at the top of the screen:

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You will be prompted for your account log in details, if you have forgotten your account information you can re-set your password here also.


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Once logged in you can access your patterns for downloading from the MY ACCOUNT option in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Patterns can be downloaded from the DOWNLOADS page, all of your purchases should be available here and will remain downloadable. Patterns are available as Black and White or Colour Block unless a pattern is designed to be stitched in a single colour.

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You will also receive a confirmation email once your purchase has been processed. If you have not set up an account, this email will link you to access your downloads.

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How do I get a pattern on a single page?

All of the patterns on the site are designed for working from a printed out version. Due to this I try to keep the patterns to a maximum of about 70 stitches wide per page. However if you are working from an app on a tablet or phone, or using a computer/laptop to view the pattern and would prefer your pattern on a single page, please contact me and I can generate a single page pattern for you.

I create the patterns in black and white symbols and colour blocks with symbols. When requesting your pattern please let me know your preference, otherwise I will generate a pattern with both options for you.

Can I share my digital pattern with other people?

No. Although you have bought the pattern, the license is for your personal use. You may stitch it as many times as you wish for your own use, but you cannot sell the pattern and you cannot make money from stitching it without prior consent from me before hand.

Can I sell my stitched patterns?

My patterns are not designed to be mass produced and sold. However if you would like to sell your stitch of my pattern, or if you would like to use it to raise money for a charity, please contact me for permission.

How do I convert the pattern to a different count size?

Aida is available in many different counts (sizes). The most popular are 11, 14, 18 and 28. The lower the number the less squares there are per inch therefore the larger the crosses of your stitch work. 14 count means 14 squares per inch, 28 means 28 squares per inch, therefore each cross will be smaller on 28 count than on 14 count.

To resize this pattern to a different sized aida take the pattern size and divide it by aida count.

Example:

100(stitches)/18(count)=5.5 inches

Do not forget to add on extra fabric allowance for mounting. I would suggest adding at least 3 inches per side, which would be an extra 6 inches of aida horizontally and vertically.

5.5(inches)+6(inches)=11.5 inches

To convert from inches to centimetres you will need to times your inches by 2.54 (11.5×2.54=29.2cm).

What brands of floss can I use?

I give the details for DMC and convert it into Anchor. These are included within the patterns, however you can use any floss types you want. There is also no need to stick to the suggested colours, it’s your choice! I love to see my patterns in the wild with different colour combinations!

Can I add a photo of my stitch to your site?

After purchasing your pattern you should receive an email after a week with a link asking you to review your purchase. You can also add in images of your work at this time.

You can also tag me on social media and I am happy to repost, link to you, or add your stitches to the customer gallery.

Do you do commissions?

Not at the moment. I have worked on commissions in the past and may do again at some point in the future.

Do you sell kits?

Currently we don’t, however we are looking in to these and hope to be selling kits on the site soon.

You're not American?

I’m British, so you will spot British spelling throughout my website and communications. I do try to make sure that patterns cater for both British English and American English. If you spot a pattern and you can’t see the spelling equivalent, please contact me and I will make it available for you!

Which is your favourite squirrel?

All of the squirrels work hard, however there are a couple of the team members who have been working especially hard recently.

FAQ

Dave
Customer Support

Dave is one of a handful of squirrels who searches out pattern ideas and runs the social media accounts.

He has recently been learning to cook and can whip up a mean cheese soufflé.

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Clive Nordmann
IT Support

Clive works in IT Support. There is nothing he can’t do with a widget.

He enjoys tennis and has taken up scuba diving in the pond over quarantine.