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  • Cross-Stitching and the City



    Sometimes it feels like we haven't seen the sun for months, and with the dreariness of winter still looming over Toronto (hopefully not for much longer), these bright new cross stitch patterns from SatsumaStreet are the perfect cure! Each of her patterns has a whimsical yet familiar feeling that we love. Stop by and we'll build you a personalized kit that includes the pattern, and all materials and notions needed to get started on your own cross stitch city portrait.

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     Paris, je t'aime. SatsumaStreet's Paris pattern seen here with thread by DMC and fabric from the Vintage Picnic collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

    The medium size of these patterns would make them perfect for a pillow or wall hanging, or gift to commemorate a home town or favourite vacation spot. We've paired them here with coordinating fabric that could be stitched together into a beautiful quilt. Can you imagine a quilt made up of all your favourite cities? Heavenly!

    No monument is left out in these patterns. From Toronto's Castle Loma to CN tower, and Paris' Notre Dame to Arc de Triomphe, each piece and colour palate is a quintessential look at the unique architecture and character of these cities. We love these small details, and they're what make these patterns so unique and heirloom worthy.

    Stitched with vibrant DMC embroidery floss, these cross stitch projects will perk you up on even the greyest of days. Sized between 6" and 8" depending on your canvas thread count, they make a great lap-sized project for Spring. And with hundreds of DMC thread colours to choose from, the customization options are absolutely endless, though we love the original  colours selected by the designer, and with a colour chart included with each pattern, there is no guess work required.


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    Where are ya, Drake? SatsumaStreet's Toronto pattern seen here with thread by DMC and fabric by Lizzy House and Lecien.

    Stop by in store for a complete kit that includes all embroidery floss, canvas, a hoop, and any additional notions you need to get started creating one of these whimsical city tributes. Patterns are available online from SatsumaStreet, or we can purchase them for you as part of your kit.

    Each digital pattern includes a full colour chart, list of DMC thread colours, colour photo for reference, landmarks key, and separate "Cross Stitch Basics" PDF for beginners.

    Cities not for you? We have many other beautiful patterns and kits available. Check out our website or drop in for a full selection.

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    Tally-ho! SatsumaStreet's London pattern seen here with thread by DMC and fabric from Sun Print Collection by Alison Glass and Linen Mochi Dot.

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