I am a cross stitcher from way back, in fact I think it was the first real “handcraft” that I taught myself straight after my marriage in 1976. I have moved on to other needlework genres, but still return to cross stitch, particularly to stitch up a label for a quilt I have made.
I recently received a complimentary copy of a gorgeous cross stitch pattern called “Purse Collection”. It is a terrific pattern of various purses, and if you are like me and have a number of friends who are classic bag ladies, then this pattern is for you. The pattern is published by KOOLER CLASSIC CHARTS and is expertly designed by Barbara Baatz Hillman. Here’s a link to a picture of this particular pattern:
Purse Collection Cross Stitch Chart
You will notice that there is a companion pattern consisting of shoes of all varieties. Isn’t it gorgeous too?
I put the chart to the test and found it very easy to read and follow, even without highlighting as I tend to do. These instructions are very user friendly charts, with clear and easy to understand chart keys. Much effort has been taken in providing the customer with well written and fully proof read instructions. One thing I particularly like is that the fonts used in these instructions are a little bigger than usual – great for these tired older peepers!!
The team at Kooler Design Studio are a very talented bunch I can assure you. Kooler Design Studio was started by Donna Kooler and now her daughter Basha has taken over the reins and is doing a fine job.
Kooler Design Studio is keeping pace with technology is providing instant downloads to their customers. You can not only order your pattern on line, but you can receive your pattern instantly by paying and then downloading on the spot. Postage becomes a thing of the past, and downloading the chart is very simple to do. These charts come in PDF format which means you can print them slightly larger using the zoom control on your computer.
Basha intends to expand the array of designs over the next little while, and I would encourage you to pop onto the website (link at the bottom of this article) and have a good look at what’s on offer.
PS. I stitched one of the purse designs on the top of a bookmark for my friend. She loved it!