DoodleCraft Design is the idea of founder Debbie Harding and with the assistance of her husband Gavin and her daughter Anna, the idea has become a reality. 

DoodleCraft has six ranges of designs;

'Stitch-your-own' games boards
This range includes everything from Chess to Snakes & Ladders, we have our standard designs but you can also personalise these kits if you want something a little special to stitch as a gift and a modern heirloom.
If there is a game we don't currently have a design for, get in touch and we can create a kit.

'Creating by Stitching'
I have a drawer of finished pictures which I have enjoyed stitching but do not have a use for. This 'Creating by Stitching' range includes items which have a purpose once they have been stitched, the range includes Clocks, Bags, Coasters and much more.

'Painting by Stitching'
This is our more traditional range of pictures. if there is something in particular you are looking for, get in touch as we can always design bespoke kits.

We feel that there are endless options so if you have a project and you need assistance don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can help.


Our 'Photo-2-Needle' service offers conversion of your favourite photographs or images to cross stitch charts. See the website for examples.

'Quilt-your-own' Kits

We now print our designs onto 100% cotton fabric for creating quilted games boards or including into larger quilting projects.

Fabric - Games Boards & Soft furnishings

We also print our designs onto 100% cotton canvas for creating fabric games boards which can then be embellished as required.The canvas prints are also good if you're looking for something a bit different when making soft furnishings.

Debbie (Founder and Designer)

I was once given a piece of advice that I have always remembered and that is ‘if you're going to start a business start it in something that you know about and have a passion for’ so after being made redundant after 20+ years in the electronic payments industry I felt it was the right time to make DoodleCraft a reality. I love cross stitch and so decided to look at designing my own patterns and I couldn't have done this without my good friend Allan Buckby, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for allowing me to use some of his beautiful photographs as the basis for some of my designs. I also have my family to thank for their design input and who all have cameras at the ready to capture any photographic opportunity!

In addition to the more traditional designs for cross stitch I am trying to include blackwork which is a discipline that I have fallen in love with. I am also taking my own 'doodles' which I have created for many years and finding a way to include these into the designs.

Anna and I suffer from hEDS (Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) and I have always used my ‘doodling’ as a way to help manage my pain, when I’m doodling it is easier to concentrate on doodling and take the focus from the pain. Unfortunately, I'm no longer able to doodle with a pen or pencil but have some fabulous software which enables me to continue designing.

Gavin (Operations)

Debbie and I have been together for 27+ years and other than when we’re in our garden or being with our 6 cats, in all our spare time I have rarely seen her without a pen or a needle in her hand. I spend my spare time helping her with DoodleCraft - I never would have guessed I would end up knowing so much about stitching!

I have 30 years experience in Financial services, Project Management and Payments so I run the operational support and financial control sides of the business. Despite a family background full of creative and artistic talent (please see the section we have on Edmund Blair Leighton), members of the Royal Academy, musicians etc. I do not try to compete in the artistic side of the business unduly although I like to think I have a good eye.