Cottage Needlecrafts Privacy Policy – your privacy is important to us!

May 23, 2018


Cottage Needlecrafts are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and gather & process data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This policy (together with our terms and conditions – sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’), the data controller is
Cottage Needlecrafts, 2 Trythogga Hill, Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 3NB,
our nominated representatives for the purpose of the Act are Linda Dawson & Joy Hill.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, details of your order including fabric count used and an image of the design.

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our websites.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence, including any information provided or required to resolve your enquiry or issue.

Storage of personal data

Your information will be stored on a manual card index system & as digital computer files for accounting purposes.

Please be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data when transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

We send out e-mails wishing children who have had a cross-stitch sampler created for them a ‘Happy Birthday’.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.

To carry out our obligations arising from orders placed with us.

We are committed to responsible email sending practices, and only send email to individuals whose data has been lawfully and fairly obtained. Should you believe you are receiving email from us contra to the requirements of best practice and/or law, please contact us directly on so that we may investigate and help deliver your data protection rights.

Disclosure of your information

We will not disclose your information to any third party.

Our email bulletins are for use by the intended recipient only. Forwarding or redirection of our messaging by the intended recipient, their mail preferences, or their electronic mail system, and any resulting disclosure of personal information, is beyond our control.

Your rights

Cottage Needlecrafts reserve the right to use all designs created by them for marketing purposes.

We would not give out your personal data to a third party.

All photographs of completed cross-stitch designs can be used by Cottage Needlecrafts for marketing purposes.

Access to Information

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to access information held about you.

All requests should be made in writing, addressed to: Cottage Needlecrafts, 2 Trythogga Hill, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 3NB.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to

RAF Cross-stitch Kit – Royal Air Force

January 27, 2019

Our personalised Royal Air Force (RAF) cross-stitch designs can be charted with various aircraft from the vintage Spitfire & Vulcan’s to the modern fighter jets like the Hurrican & Typhoon. We will add a man in RAF uniform & the Union Jack if required.

thomas raf

Royal Air Force cross-stitch kits & patterns

Our RAF cross-stitch samplers make a lovely commemorative passout plaque. We can add can add full Name & Rank under the ‘NAME’ together with date of passing out.

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RAF Cross-stitch designs with military aircraft

If you send us have a photograph of the uniform we will dress our man/lady so it resembles the featured person.

albert memorial

Military cross-stitch – Memorial

Our RAF Cross-stitch patterns also make beautiful memorial samplers for men & women who have been proud to have served their country in the Royal Air Force.

See more examples of RAF cross-stitch patterns in our album of military themed designs

If you would like more informtion about our Royal Air Force cross-stitch designs or a quote for a ‘NAME sampler kit, please do not hesitate to contact us –

Counted cross-stitch teacher

January 21, 2019

Our cross-stitch teacher can be charted on ‘Any Name’ and supplied as a complete ‘School Days’ themed cross-stitch kit.

sian teacher

Teacher cross-stitch pattern / kit

We can change the color of the child’s uniform, ladies hair, clothes etc.. so the figure resembles the featured teacher. We can also chart our teacher on ‘CAPITAL’lettering, this enables us to add more children in the classroom, busy with their various activities.

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School Days cross-stitch pattern / kit

We can chart Surname’s too, for example ‘Mrs Jones’ with the name of the school underneath. This would make a lovely sampler to hang on the teachers classroom wall.

If you would like further information about our teacher / schoolroom alphabet cross-stitch patterns please do not hesitate to contact us –

Cross-stitch kits for girls

May 31, 2018

Girls cross stitch pattern ‘Amelie’ has been charted with our little girl holding her basket of flowers by the pond, the lettering in Tarragon Green DMC471 and we have added Amelie’s date of birth under her ‘Name’.


Girls cross stitch kit.

All our cross-stitch patterns are individually charted and supplied as a complete cross-stitch kit.

The kit contains  – Pre-sorted DMC floss on orgainzer cards, a choice of fabric (14 count Aida, 18 count Aida or 28 count Evenweave), a large full color cross-stitch pattern, DMC key, needle & instructions.

Benefits of carrying a small cross-stitch project in your handbag!

July 28, 2017
  1. It can help ‘pass the time of day‘ whilst on a long journey. It is also a great topic of conversation with fellow passengers! It usually starts off with ‘That looks very complicated, you must have a lot of patience!‘ I usually end up handing it over and letting them have a go!


A small cross-stitch project makes time pass quickly whilst travelling.

2) A small cross-stitch project is a great companion whilst on holiday. You can bring it out whenever you come across a comfy bench with a lovely view and again people always want to see what you are doing, so you’re never on your own for very long!

Whilst I was stitching this sampler (see below) children were fishing for crabs off the sea wall, which made the subject matter so relevant and it did make me smile!


X-stitch is a great companion whilst on holiday, all you need is a comfy bench & a lovely view. 

3) At the end of the day you have a lovely greetings card or small sampler to add to your collection! You can add a child’s ‘Name’ & birth details (at a later date!) to make a mini birth sampler or birthday card. They make lovely gifts!

This letter ‘R’ design is from our ‘Children of Bygone Times‘ alphabet.

Custom designed Wedding Sampler kits

July 20, 2017

This custom designed cross-stitch wedding sampler was charted for Jane from West Lothian. The wedding of ‘Andrew & Hannah’ took place at Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland on the 13th May 2017.

Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Cross-stitch wedding sampler,

Custom designed cross-stitch wedding sampler ‘Dalhousie Castle Hotel’.

Jane sent us a photograph of the venue together with a sample of the tartan fabric use on the grooms kilt. The groom was going to be wearing a Scottish kilt of ‘Murray of Athol’ tartan and we were told that the bride would be wearing an ivory dress with a bouquet of lilac & cream flowers.

Dalhousie Castle Hotel

Photograph of Dalhousie Castle Hotel

Dalhousie use an owl as a ring bearer so we included an owl on the design too!

As the wedding was a English / Scottish wedding we added a Scottish thistle & an English rose. The hearts in the corners were taken from the couples ‘Save the Date’ cards.

Dalhousie save the date hearts

The hearts across the top of the design were taken from the ‘Save the Date’ cards

We think everything has been included to create a beautiful keepsake of the happy occassion.

For more information about our custom designed wedding samplers please do not heistate to contact us –

We can design a cross-stitch sampler for your hero too!

June 28, 2017

We can create a personalized ‘Our Hero’ cross-stitch sampler kit featuring your hero! These designs have a military theme but they can have any theme!

Our Hero USA

US Military Cross-stitch – Airforce Officer, Military Aircraft, Tanks & Stars & Strips Flag.

All our designs can be personalized to create a truely unique design and supplied as a complete cross stitch kit containing – pre-sorted DMC floss on organizer cards, a choice of fabric (14 count AIda,18 count Aida or 28 Count Evenweave), a large full color chart & DMC key, needle & instructions.

My Hero

Military Cross-stitch

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us –

See more examples of our cross-stitch designs in our flickr albums –


Birthday cross-stitch

June 5, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday – ‘JAMES’. James was in the army cadets and he loved everything military! Our completed cross-stitch ‘NAME’ samplers make lovely personalized gifts for friends & family.

JAMES military

13th Birthday cross-stitch

Happy 60th Birthday – ‘DAVID’. David was a keen scuba diver, so Sue thought this sampler was perfect! We have various characters / themes to choose from and if you don’t see what you are looking for please do not hesitate to ask.

DAVID divers

60th Bithday cross-stitch

Happy 70th Birthday – ‘DAD’. This vegatable garden design can be charted on ‘ANY NAME’ and supplied as a complete cross-stitch kit.

DAD gardener

70th Birthday cross stitch

If you have any queries about our birthday cross stitch sampler kits please do not hesitate to contact us –

We have more examples of mens ‘NAME’ sampler designs on our FLICKR Page –

Cross stitch aeroplanes

June 4, 2017

Our cross-stitch aeroplane ‘Name’ samplers are suitable for boys of all ages (even the old boys who are young at heart!) The cross-stitch planes can be charted on ‘Any Name’ and supplied as a complete cross-stitch kit for you to stitch. We have a collection of different planes & helicopters from military to pleasure craft.

William James planes

Cross-stitch planes

We can change the color of the lettering and add flags from various different countries. The cross-stitch kit is supplied with DMC floss and a choice of fabric ( 14 count Aida, 18 count Aida or 28 count Evenweave).

William Richard Flipo

Cross-stitch aeroplanes

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Military cross-stitch

May 23, 2017

We can chart personalized ‘NAME’ samplers with a theme from any of the armed forces – Army, Navy, Airforce etc.. and supply as a complete cross-stitch kit for you to stitch.


Military Cross-stitch – US Armed Forces

We can change the uniform of the character so that it resembles the featured officer.

Sharon navy

Royal Navy cross-stitch

We can add a personalized ‘message to the design to make it into a commemorative plaque

HENSLEY US military

US Airforce cross-stitch

and add various military vehicles aircraft, tanks etc..

REECE military

Military cross-stitch – Brtish Armed Forces

See our FLICKR album for more examples –