Kincavel Krosses

As part of my Ultimate Blog Challenge, I thought I’d take a brief moment to plug my other blog, Kincavel Krosses.

Kincavel Krosses is the platform I use to showcase my cross stitch and blackwork charts. I only started designing my own charts at the beginning of this year, and it came out of an unlikely place (or maybe not so unlikely, now I come to think of it!).

I’m a member of Cross Stitch Forum, and at the beginning of the year, we started a group project where each of us would design a few rows of a banner sampler and stitch them in whatever order we fancied to create a work that had been contributed to by all, but stitched by each person as an individual. I rose to the challenge and designed several rows, but in order to share them with the rest of the forum, I had to download a charting programme… and then learn how to use it!

I was lucky – I happened upon a free downloadable programme called KG Stitch and found it very simple to use (I’m not exactly the most techno-savvy person in the world). Within a few days, I was experimenting with more ambitious designs and decided I really enjoyed it. The next step was deciding to start a new blog to share the designs…

My designs only happen when inspiration takes hold of me, and even then, I have to find the time in my very busy days to sit down in front of the computer and chart them (often working from a picture I’ve quickly sketched in my graph pad). They are posted regularly on my design blog.

And if you’re wondering why I chose the name Kincavel Krosses, well, there’s a story behind that too!

A few years back, my Mam bought me a title for Christmas – it was a running joke in our family that I had always thought it would be nice to be “Lady Something”  so I was delighted to become Lady Kell Smurthwaite of Kincavel (which is on the west coast of Scotland). It then made sense to spell “crosses” with a “K” to fit with the Kincavel part of the name and Kincavel Krosses was born!

All the designs at Kincavel Krosses are designed by and copyrighted to me and are absolutely FREE for personal or charitable use, although they may not be sold for personal profit or kitted up for sale. I hope you’ll all enjoy them.

Click on the logo at the top of the post to be taken to Kincavel Krosses and see the designs for yourself.


2 responses to “Kincavel Krosses

  1. I really enjoy your charts and am very glad you are designing!

  2. Thank you very much for saying so – you’ve just made my day! 🙂