30/12/20 Blackwork Embroidery 'Elements' and 'Purple Cushion'

Ordering and keeping me up to date with order has been excellent. Now, just waiting for the order to come though. Due to Christmas and Covid - 19 restrictions the order is taking longer than expected. Will update review once received.

Kaneez Z.

Update 31/12/20

Blackwork Embroidery - Update
Update on previous review. Absolutely beautiful designs. Thank you
18/12/20 Introduction to Blackwork

Just as described. This was an enjoyable stitch. I managed to get it finished quickly in days because I was enjoying it so much. I managed to run our of thread whilst working the border but luckily I had some in my stash.

16/12/20 Introduction to Blackwork

Just as described. I've started stitching on it and I'm loving it. Very quick stitch.

7/12/20 Chess Board with Celtic Theme

Beautiful Blackwork designs

Chart is very comprehensive and quite large so it’s easy to read. Beautiful threads and good quality Aida. So many different Blackwork designs for each square. Lovely kit highly recommend.

Judy C.
1/12/20 Blackwork Embroidery Wolf

Stunning design
I had a query about the pattern, this was very quickly answered and resolved. The designer was very helpful, and I am really enjoying stitching this beautiful design.
23/11/20 Cross stitch & Blackwork Embroidery - Zodiac Signs

Great for beginners!

I’m a beginner when it comes to embroidery, and this is the second blackwork kit I’ve ever tried (the first one was also a DoodleCraft design - introduction to blackwork design no. 1) It’s so easy to work and very addictive too! A lovely little project which serves as a great intro to blackwork. I feel like I’ll be able to tackle a bigger project very soon. The only issue I have (and this is nothing to do with the kit, but a personal preference) is that I never know what to do with it afterwards! I’m not a massive fan of displaying embroidery as artwork on walls etc, so any ideas of ways to incorporate the kit into something functional after stitching would be very welcome!

Sabrina M.

REPLY 23/11/20

How about adding some backing fabric and some filling and making it into a pin cushion - you could then use it with all the new Blackwork projects you're going to do!

All the very best, Debbie

16/11/20 Blackwork Clock

This is a Christmas gift from me to myself so I will not be started it until Christmas Day. Everything looks well.

Kaye S.
16/11/20 Coasters for Christmas

This is an excellent product - I have made them with cross-stitch patterns for Christmas gifts.

Kaye S.
16/11/20 Blackwork Embroidery - Peacock in Blue

Looks beautiful......

Christmas present not given yet.

Peter V.
27/10/20 Gorgeous kits, arrived super fast!

Having tried one of these kits last year (bought from Doodlecraft's stall at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show) I had high hopes for the others, and the kits do not disappoint. The chart is clear, the materials are high quality, and the instructions are simple to follow. The kits are really satisfying to embroider, and a nice challenge too. They look gorgeous when they're complete - I've put mine inside glass coasters, and they're really attractive. The kits arrived far faster than I expected (within a few days), and were perfectly packaged to travel safely in the post.

Dr M.
23/10/20 Intro to Blackwork (Etsy Review)

Wonderful introduction to Blackwork, something that I have wanted to try for some time. Thanks to this kit I've made a start and already I'm hooked! Highly recommended for the nervous beginner.


21/10/20 Welsh Dragon (Etsy Review)

Looks beautiful! I'm sure my daughter-in-law will love it! Also, thanks so much for the free chart!


13/10/20 Elephant & Calf (Etsy Review)

Bought for my Mum, lovely design & she’s delighted


13/9/20 Blackwork Owl (Etsy Review)

So happy with my purchase and chart is well done.


11/9/20 Blackwork Owl (Etsy Review)

The kit shipped quickly, and came even before I was allowed to post a review! Thank you!


3/9/20 The Accolade (Etsy Review)

love this time in history. Is it possible for you to find me a cross stitch pattern of Guinivere chart or kit at a reasonable price. The other is Queen of Fairies same. Most grateful, thank you in advance. Just starting Accolade am enjoying at this time. Arrived promptly and in good condition. Blessings


16/8/20 Le Chat Noir (Etsy Review)

One of my favorite "noir". Can't wait to get
started on my project and fast delivery.


8/8/20 Blackwork Owl (Etsy Review)

Another lovely blackwork kit which I can’t wait to start, many thanks


31/7/20 Happiness in blackwork

Easy to complete and good clear pattern. Looking forward to doing my next one

Tracey H

21/7/20 A Delight

I am really enjoying working on the project however I do have a problem with the half stitches. Having 'older' eyes it is sometime difficult to see them without a magnifier. Luckily as far as I can see there aren't that many to deal with otherwise I may have not carried on with it.

REPLY 21/7/20

Hi Lesley, I'm so pleased you are enjoying 'Fire'. With regards the half stitches, I think that with Fire you could get away with leaving them out. I use them to connect the blackwork patterns to rounded shapes but on 18 count I don't think it would show if you left them out.

All the best, Debbie

17/7/20 Happiness in blackwork

This is a beautiful design. There are comprehensive instructions and good quality materials. Delivered promptly in perfect condition. When I had some queries Debbie was swift in responding with the information I needed. 5 stars. Would not hesitate to buy from here again!

15/7/20 Introduction to Blackwork (Etsy Review)

Not started this yet, but brill quick delivery, and a lovely free gift too! Lovely idea, and so thoughtful.


13/7/20 Personalised Backgammon Kit

The chart and instructions are very clear and Debbie did wonders to get the personalisation spot on. I have to say it's a 5* item, bit I paid for overlocking and I think this was just an oversight that it didn't come with it.

REPLY 13/4/20

Oh Clare! I'm so sorry - you should have given me a call and I could have sent you another piece of (overlocked) fabric. If you haven't started stitching yet then let me know and I'll send you out another piece. If you have started stitching then I'll contact you privately.

10/7/20 Oriental Dragon (Etsy Review)

Super kit that arrived quickly. Clear instructions and lovely colours.

2/7/20 I wish I could buy them all..............

I have not started my patterns yet because I need to order threads. But, the charts are very clear. I have to stitch off my lap top to see clearly. I can refer to these charts because they are so clear. I have both owl patterns and the elephants and I really love the quality of the designs. This is a very nice lady to do business with and I will buy from her again because her designs are so different and works of art.

Judi F.

30/6/20 Brown Owl

Wish the pattern would have printed out bigger without having to blow it up to see the pattern easier

 Eve P.

REPLY 30/6/20

Hi Eve, Thank you for your review. I can certainly send you a bigger chart if you would like, just let me know and if it works for you I can send it as a pdf. All the best, Debbie

27/6/20 Alhambra (Commission)

Haven't used it yet. It looks fantastic. Service has been fantastic and speedy.

 Karen B.

23/6/20 Holly (Commission)

Very good service and very prompt

Valerie N.

20/6/20 Blackwork Baubles Christmas Card

Haven't used it yet, but I don't foresee any problems. CUTE design and well-packaged. Great service. I LOVE IT AND CAN'T WAIT TO WORK IT!

 Charlie d.

15/6/20 Ludo

My friend was very happy to get the order as already bought snake and ladders at the ehibition early this year. She was very happy with that too


12/6/20 Introduction to Blackwork (Etsy Review)

Perfect first intro, the chart is clear and the stitch instructions are also useful for future projects. Comes with a good sized piece of aida fabric, needle and plenty of thread :) Am already working on turning it into a bigger piece!


22/5/20 Love this design!!!

What a gorgeous pattern. Thank you.

Christine, USA

22/5/20 Chess Kits

I've bought 2 chess kits and 1 backgammon kit they are excellent, and with the A3 coloured key so easy to follow, thank you for an amazing product


18/5/20 Snakes & Ladders - Lovely

Excellent service and looking forward to making item.


18/5/20 Snakes & Ladders

Excellent product. I love the large print pattern (great for those of us that are visually impaired) and the whole design. Have already recommended to friends 😁

Stacey Y.

14/5/20 Dragons & Beanstalks

Received the package with my missing thread today.  Thank you so much.  Have already started my design and must complement you on the clear instructions.  Love the design.


9/5/20 Introduction to Blackwork (Etsy Review)

Item came exactly as described.

9/5/20 Snakes & Ladders

Just wanted to say thank you for my Snakes and Ladders kit.  I have stitched for many years, more than I care to remember, but I think this is the best design and informative kit I have ever purchased. I  particularly like the large charts, usually I have had to do my own on photocopier but I only have an A4 copier which means I end up with lots of sheets.  I was puzzled by the word Blackwork, I have done Blue and Red work but never come across Blackwork, I did some research and now understand what it means.  I machine sew and embroider and cross stitch but this design is something I am not used to so am really looking forward to stitching it,   Although I am no beginning it was good to have all the very easy to follow instructions, never hurts to re-read what you think you know. Looking forward to starting stitching it tomorrow as it looks like the weather is going to change and go back to normal for time of year.


5/4/20 They put it right

Unfortunately sent fabric in different colour to that advertised but sent the correct fabric quickly after I emailed my concern.


17/3/20 Feedback on Christmas Card

I have not yet started to sew the kit but it appears to be as expected. However I was disappointed to see that the card mount enclosed was badly creased and not fit for purpose.

REPLY 17/3/20

Hi Margaret, Thanks for the review and many apologies for the creased card mount. I have sent out a new one to you today along with a small something from us to thank you for your patience.

REPLY 19/3/20

Thank you so much for sending a new card mount and the mini cross stitch kit. I will not hesitate to place a further order with you.