BOX TREE COTTAGE DESIGNS

THE CATSIGHS CROSS STITCH AND TAPESTRY COLLECTION



In August 1997 Box Tree Cottage designs went into collaboration with Marc Doyle, a well known painter who lives in Oldham, to produce the CATSIGHS range of cross stitch and tapestry charts.




The Boat

The Boat

Heigh-ho for the open sea - some of these cat seafarers look as if they will be glad to get back to land! Cross stitched on 14-count aida 'The Boat' measures approximately 16.9cm x 24.5cm (6.64" x 9.64). The upper rungs and sides of the ladders are top-stitched in back stitch after the piece is completed.

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C001
Tapestry Chart - Cats T001


The Door

The Door

When you get home at night, there's nothing like a friendly cat or two waiting for you to make you feel welcome. Our black beauty and his chum could be stitched in other colours - how about an orange and white cat in front and a grey tabby sitting behind? 'The Door' measures about 13 x 22cm (5.93" x 8.71) when stitched on 14-count aida.

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C002
Tapestry Chart - Cats T002




The Garden

The Garden

The first and most colourful of our CATSIGHS cross stitch designs, 'The Garden' positively sings with orange, red and yellow - just the thing to add a splash of colour to a modern decor. You'll have fun cross stitching the multi-coloured wall - it's a real challenge but well worth it when the picture is finished. With a little adaptation of half stitches to full stitches and the removal of the backstitch outlines, this looks wonderful as a tapestry too. On 14-count aida the finished size is approximately 16.9cm x 24.9cm (6.64" x 9.79")

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C003
Tapestry Chart - Cats T003


Baby Boy

Baby Boy

Proud parents gaze lovingly into a decorated pram. How about cross stitching this as a really special congratulations card? 'Baby Boy' measures approximately 16cm x 22.7cm (6.36" x 8.93") when cross stitched on 14-count aida. To change it to 'Baby Girl', the blue colourway can easily be altered to pink.

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C004
Tapestry Chart - Cats T004


The Wedding

The Wedding

We all know those wedding group pictures where every cat is tired of standing still and the page cats have given up on the proceedings! Here's another cross stitch design that could be made up into a really special congratulations card - if you can bear to part with it. 'The Wedding' measures approximately 14.5cm x 21cm (5.71" x 8.29") when cross stitched on 14-count aida

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C005
Tapestry Chart - Cats T005


The Bathtub

The Bathtub

A jolly romp for a fabulous feline. The bathroom is getting rather wet, and it's a pity our green cat has dropped his plastic duck! You'll love the brilliant colours in this cheerful cross stitch picture. Stitched on 14-count aida 'The Bathtub' measures approximately 15.2cm x 22.7cm (6" x 8.93").

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C006
Tapestry Chart - Cats T006


The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Our favourite contemporary cat has found a great place to sleep, and the kittens are safe in the drawer. For sheer fun, this cross stitch picture takes a lot of beating. When stitched on 14-count aida, 'The Kitchen' measures approximately 17.4cm x 25.4cm (6.9" x 10") and would also look marvellous as a tapestry, with the half stitches converted to whole stitches and the back-stitching removed.

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C007
Tapestry Chart - Cats T007


The Kitchen (Ginger)

The Kitchen (Ginger)

For those who feel that ginger cats are the best cats, we have converted 'The Kitchen' to a different colourway. The sizes for this cross stitch or tapestry chart are the same as for 'The Kitchen'.

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C008
Tapestry Chart - Cats T008


The Umbrella

The Umbrella

Here's our happy family group again, this time sheltering from the rain. A collection of cute cross stitch cats to cheer up a showery day. 'The Umbrella' measures approximately 25.2cm x 19cm (9.93" x 7.5") when stitched on 14-count aida.

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C009
Tapestry Chart - Cats T009


The Stream

The Stream

It's a busy day down by the stream in summer, with bugs, beetles and a cheeky fish all teasing our cute cat. We think the fish will stay out of reach and the cat will be too lazy to catch it. 'The Stream' measures approximately 17.4cm x 25.4cm (6.86" x 10.0") when stitched on 14-count aida.

Cross Stitch Chart - Cats C010
Tapestry Chart - Cats T010



Note; the CATSIGHS designs were created to be stitched with two strands of stranded cotton (one thread for back stitch) when using 14-count aida. On 10-count aida, you will need three strands of stranded cotton for the main stitching and two strands for the back stitch. All CATSIGHS designs can be produced in any of the usual makes of stranded cotton, but colours will vary slightly depending on which make you choose. For tapestry (needlepoint) work the charts can be produced to suit any of several proprietary makes of tapestry wool.






A finished example of 'The Kitchen' in cross stitch.
It is equally stunning as a tapestry



Each cross stitch or tapestry (needlepoint) chart pack costs 6.99 - plus £1 postage for delivery in the UK or £1.50 for the US.Charts sent by e-mail incur no postage costs. The cross stitch and tapestry packs are approximately the same sizes across all patterns in order that cat lovers can stitch them and form a reasonably matched set.


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