27/12/2021 Introduction to Blackwork & Blackwork Mousemat (from Etsy)

Easy to follow instructions and looking forward to using it


20/12/21 Blackwork Highland Cow

What a fabulous picture. Quick delivery with no hassles Thanks


17/12/21 Christmas Angel (from Etsy)

I am pleased I purchased all the kit as the threads were sent exactly marked and correct amount needed. The pattern is easy to follow, although I have done quite a bit cross stitch. Not sure for a beginner. It may be too much. I love angels so I’ve and enjoying it.


16/12/21 Le Chat Noir (from Etsy)

Very pleased - exactly what I wanted


05/12/21 Botanical Clock

Great Design - Beautifully designed clock face with a botanical theme. Kit arrived within a few days of placing the order.


02/12/21 Blackwork Wolf (from Etsy)

This is an extremely detailed design that I am looking forward to starting as soon as I complete my current project. The setters were great at explaining when I could expect my purchase and everything worked exactly as they said. Would definitely recommend.


14/11/21 Elephant & Calf (from Etsy)

Fast shipment! Gorgeous pattern. All the yarn and material included. Thank you!


14/11/21 Celtic themed Chess & Hnefatafl (from Etsy)

sur la forme : conforme à la description. sur le fond : la réalisation n'est pas prévue pour l'instant, je ne peux donc pas juger.

on the substance: the realization is not planned for the moment, so I can not judge.


09/11/21 Butterfly Coaster (from Etsy)

I got this kit and made it up the same day, the instructions are simple to follow and the finished item is very pretty, it now takes pride of place on my desk at work!


31/10/21 Blackwork highland cow

I love the way this is so intricate and needs total concentration…….It was perfect for me when my husband was in hospital!! I would recommend it for anyone with advanced skills who wants a challenge. It is not the first of your black work designs I have done but is even more interesting as it is not symmetrical. I look forward to your next creation.


16/10/21 Great service but tiny tiny graph

Instruction graph is so so tiny. I am having to photo on phone and enlarge to see the colour coding. May have to try enlarge sections on a colour photocopier. Otherwise, very well packaged and beautiful design. There was a little note to say one thread was out of stock and was to follow - let’s hope that arrives before I need it - but this is certainly not a short term quick project😀


REPLY 17/10/21

Hi Joanne,
Thanks for the review. Just wanted to let you know that your metallic thread will be going out in the post tomorrow.
With regards the size of the chart, I will also send you a larger version which I hope you'll find easier to use.
All the best,

REPLY 20/10/21


I can’t thank you enough for the surprise mail I received today. Not only have you read my feedback but responded to it. The enlarged stitching grid will be such a boon. I have been sitting under a very bright light and trying to hold the original one supplied close in the same hand as that holding the frame. I can’t see me whizzing through the design as it is still a long term project, but I had foreseen that I may have given up previously as it was so hard. I don’t have dreadful eyesight but I am a varifical wearer in my mid fifties, so vision is not as good as I would wish.

Many, many thanks,


28/9/21 Introduction to Blackwork (from Etsy)

Great item with very clear instructions. Stitches up really fast and is a great starter pattern. Will definitely be trying more blackwork in the future!


23/9/21 Beautiful Pattern

The pattern includes very thorough instructions and several close-ups of trickier parts. It made buying the thread palette easy and I've already gotten started. It's a complicated pattern and 18-count aida is pretty small so it will take me awhile to complete. I like the combination of cross stitch and blackwork.


21/9/21 Elephant & Calf (from Etsy)

I was very happy with the quality of this design. I would order again.


23/8/21 Wonderful Projects!

It was so exciting to find Doodle Craft at the Festival of Quilts. Beautiful projects that I am looking forward to doing!


22/8/21 Gorgeous Elephant

Love this pattern. Instructions are clear. I view the pattern on my tablet and this makes it easy to zoom in on the smaller areas. Highly recommend viewing the pattern on a tablet. I haven't stitched it yet but having almost finished the OWL pattern, and perusing the instructions for the elephant, I'm confidant I will love this one just as much as I love the Owl.


20/8/21 Brilliant Chart

I haven't yet used the chart as I need to finish the one I am doing, but have already worked out the colours and found the material. The chart is easy to read and work with.


11/8/21 Introduction to Blackwork (from Etsy)

Arrived quickly and looking forward to giving it a go - thanks


10/8/21 Introduction to Blackwork (from Etsy)

So well put together and a great first black work project. Very impressed.


8/8/21 Egyptian Backgammon (from Etsy)

Beautiful pattern...everything included in the kit and even helpful for this beginning cross stitcher!!
Thank you, Debbie!!


24/7/21 Highland Cow (from Etsy)

Lovely can't wait to start


16/7/21 Szép

Nekem tetszik, de a kolléga nőm nem készíti el.

14/7/21 Introduction to Blackwork (from Etsy)

Definitely going to use this shop again the instructions were extremely clear and lots of thread left so had plenty


9/7/21 Black Aida

Not on the website but email to owner and black aide supplied, fantastic ordered one day arrived the next. I now only have to frame it and get on with the stitching.


6/7/21 Highland Cow

A few days ago I ordered your highland cow design for my mum. It arrived today.

Well... she talked about how amazing it is for over 20 minutes to me! She raved about the quality of the design and the paper and cannot wait to get started.

So I just wanted to thank you for making her so happy and excited about her new cross stitch project.


6/7/21 Blackwork in Blue (from Etsy)

Great kit can’t wait to get started

24/6/21 Welsh Dragon (from Etsy)

Lovely pattern and thread colors. Easy to follow, overall excellent quality and service.


19/6/21 Highland Cow

I haven’t started sewing it yet but it’s very detailed looking forward to starting it.


7/6/21 Keyring Kits

Great item
These little kits are beautiful and well put together. Make great practical gifts too! Delighted!
7/6/21 Baubles Christmas Card

What's not to like!
Keen to get ahead for Christmas and this kit is gorgeous! Quality product. Getting started ASAP. :-)
4/6/21 Introduction to Blackwork (from Etsy)

It is beautiful! They were very prompt with an issue with the post and took care of everything. Highly recommend.


2/6/21 Blackwork in Blue (from Etsy)

I enjoyed looking through the charts when they came which was quickly after ordering. The print size was comfortable to consult and the instructions clear. I have been wanting to buy this pattern for a long time and am sure I will really enjoy making it. Thank you


19/5/21 Tribal Horse

Over the moon with this kit! My daughter is horse mad and I’ve already done a Wrendale kit and a Thelwell kit so wanted something different! This is amazing and can’t wait to start it!


15/5/21 Butterfly Coasters (from Etsy)

Received my package in great condition. I'm very pleased with product it is just as described. I look forward to working with this seller again in the future. Thank You.


9/5/21 Welsh Dragon (from Etsy)

Brought for my friends birthday as she's Welsh and loves to cross stitch. She loves it. Thank you.


21/4/21 Blackwork Owl (from Etsy)

A stunning kit. Can't wait to see it finished.


18/4/21 Blackwork Mousemat (from Etsy)

as always with this company never any problems. There products are extremely good


12/4/21 Elephant & Calf (from Etsy)

Fantastic design! My first attempt at blackwork, chart was easy to read, threads sorted. I would definitely buy from DoodleCraftDesign again - thank you!


15/3/21 Blackwork Owl (from Etsy)

Gorgeous! Can't wait to start stitching!


15/3/21 Psychedelic Buttercup

This arrived faster than I expected it to and it’s gorgeous. I’ve bought multiple things over the years and I have had nothing but amazing experiences with doodlecraft, would definitely recommend.
15/3/21 Commission

5* Brilliance!!
Debbie was absolutely fantastic! A very personal experience from her regarding my customised cross stitch. Prompt replies and quick delivery. Absolutely recommend Doodlecraft.
12/3/21 Blackwork Wolf

Shortfall of thread 😕
Beautiful design, fast delivery but sadly not complete (no DMC 3042). Couldn’t give as a gift because it was incomplete and obviously no idea when ‘new stock from DMC’ will be delivered to yourself. I feel that it would have been better if contact with me had been made about the shortfall so I could have made other arrangements for the gifting 😕
REPLY 12/3/21
Hi Margaret, I'm so sorry you have had this issue, we did not realise that there was a time constraint on this kit and would have sourced the thread from another supplier rather than wait for the DMC stock to arrive if we had known. The thread stock has arrived with us this morning and we will get it into the post for you today, I understand that this does not help with your gifting issue and would like to offer you a discount code for any purchase from the website, I will e-mail you the discount code. I do hope that this issue does not deter you from shopping with us again and if there are any instructions regarding the purchase just drop us an e-mail and we will do what we can to help. All the very best, Debbie
6/3/21 Introduction to Blackwork (from Etsy)

Nice little kit. Arrived really quickly and the free little chart was a nice surprise. The fabric could of done with being cut better is the only small criticism

REPLY 6/3/21

Hi, Thanks for your review of the Intro to Blackwork kit, I'm sorry there has been a problem with the fabric. If you could send me the order number I will send you a replacement piece of fabric. All the best, Debbie

REPLY 6/3/21

Oh don’t worry! Like I said in the review it’s not a huge deal

4/3/21 Commission


Debbie is really friendly and honest regarding the photo I wanted customised. Great communication and a prompt, efficient service. Very professionally done - can't wait to see the finished result! I highly recommend Doodle craft ☺


2/3/21 Commission - Institute of Horticulture



2/3/21 Dolphins in Sunshine

Hurray for sunshine
I'm so happy to see this version. I bought the version on black and it is stunning but I just know I will have trouble with the dark fabric. Thank you for updating the design for those of us.
REPLY 3/3/21
Hi Jane,
You're very welcome :0)
I'm always happy to do what I can.
All the best,
1/3/21 Cross stitch Motorbike & Sidecar

It’s a wonderful kit and easy to follow pattern.


24/2/21 Blackwork Embroidery - Brown Owl

At first I thought I might have been a bit ambitious in choosing the owl design as my first adventure in blackwork but once the face had been completed it was much plainer sailing. The colours and patterns keep changing so your interest is held and, as the stitching uses only one strand of embroidery thread, the detail is very fine and easily seen. I like it very much. Given the amount of design and materials included in the kit, I think it is very good value for money. Overall, I am very pleased and would purchase again from Doodlecraft Design,

Barbara G

22/2/21 Blackwork Embroidery Elephant & Calf

I have added this chart to my collection and is in the stash to be done? Lovely and clear chart.

Linda P

19/2/21 Blackwork in Blue (from Etsy)

very pleased with completed design


9/2/21 Introduction to Blackwork (from Etsy)

Fantastic purchase! Bought the kit for me to try my first blackwork design, instructions are great, plenty of materials included and a bonus free pattern also! Highly recommend this Etsy shop! Delivery was speedy and well packaged!


30/01/21 Introduction to Blackwork

Lovely little kit. looking forward to starting this.


24/01/21 Welsh Dragon Cross stitch (from Etsy)

Fantastic, comprehensive kit with easy to follow instructions. Very pleased.


18/01/21 Le Chat Noir (from Etsy)

Love this piece of artwork and my partners recently got into cross stitch so really pleased to find this as a gift. Great communication from the seller. Quick delivery and really happy with the product


17/01/21 Welsh Dragon Cross stitch (from Etsy)

I love this pattern. Easy to read. Thanks!


04/01/21 The Accolade

Great quality product from an amazing seller. Always great at replying to messages and very helpful.