Paine Free Crafts is a small family run business and we believe in promoting and supporting other small businesses. We’ve worked with quite a few over the past few years and have no trouble recommending any of the businesses listed here for great products and fabulous customer service! If you know of any other sites that I’ve missed, let me know.

Here’s a link to Sarah’s rather random and irregular Blog

Lakeside Needlecraft
Excellent stitching “one stop” shop for all your needlework supplies. If you prefer to kit up your own charts, then Lakeside is a great place to get your DMC thread and fabric – they also stock my needleminders, so why not help yourself to a few while you’re there.
Lakeside Needlecraft’s website

Pattern Keeper

An amazing stitching app that allows you to import pdfs, and highlight/mark off stitches automatically and as you stitch. Saves progress. Most of my charts will be compatible – the ones we’ve tested will show that they are, but it does not mean the others won’t. If your chart won’t import, just send us a message and we’ll re-generate a working one and update your chart. Here’s the website link (or you can search on the Play Store – Android devices only at the moment) –

For excellent quality, low cost, photo conversions. They also used to make our kits!
Stitchpix on Facebook

Gecko Rouge
Gecko are a great company who used to make my kits 🙂
GeckoRouge website
GeckoRouge on Facebook
GeckoRouge on Etsy

Charting Creations
Gorgeous range of art-to-stitch licenced charts
Charting Creations website
Charting Creations on Facebook

Jodyri Designs
Hand dyed cottons, silks and fabric and a lovely selection of charts too!
Jodyri’s website
Jodyri on Facebook

Shannon Christine Designs
Lovely range of traditional variants, Shannon also designs for cross stitch magazines – I love her carousel horses and ladies!
Shannon Christine Designs on Etsy
Shannon Christine Designs on Facebook

KLT Charting
A lovely range of charts – I particularly like her “animals in words” range!
KLT Charting website
KLT group on Facebook

Thread Pickerz Silks
Gorgeous hand dyed silks and cottons
Thread Pickerz Shop
Thread Pickerz on Facebook

Fiberlicious Yummy Fibres
Scrumptious hand dyed silks and cottons, and a new range of needle-cases
Fiberlicious on Facebook

Stitchers Anon Cross Stitch (link no longer active)
Holmsey, Fergus and their friends – they have their own stories and personalities !
Since Gaynor passed away after living with cancer for some time, her charts are no longer available. She was a close friend to many of us, and so I am leaving this description up in memoriam of a lovely lady.