Author: Ang Laehoon
Oriental arts, aptly suited for the coming Chinese New Year celebrations. Happy CNY to all the members of CSM! May your year be filled with frog-less and happy stitches haha
Xiu Crafts is a brand of Jean Cultural & Creative Co., Ltd, first started in year 2010 and is the first cross stitch brand in Taiwan, which specialises in Oriental art patterns.
Xiu Crafts has its own design team and factory to manufacture their high quality CS kits themselves. Their CS kits come with a patented Thread Organizer, so each floss is separated and its number is clearly marked on the card for the stitcher’s convenience (which is similar to Dimension’s floss organiser too).
The company expertly converts Chinese ink and water colour arts of famous Taiwanese painters into beautiful cross stitch patterns that look similar to the original art. The paintings usually consist of beautiful painted animals, birds and flowers.
The patterns incorporate floss blending technique that imitates the fainted stroke of colours are usually seen in Chinese water colour paintings. Once stitched, the end product actually looks like a real Chinese painting!
Official website (English/Chinese): http://en.xiucrafts.com/
Where can CSM members get these fabulous kits:
2) PM Ma Ji Yu or Jason Khoo (they are able to source for us yay)
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