30 May 2012

Elizabeth II : Diamond Jubilee (IX) : another roundup

Sandringham, another Diamond Jubilee sampler design from Riverdrift House.
Here's the website description:
Within a border of Norfolk lavender sits the Queen's country residence, Sandringham House, where the Royal family spend each Christmas. We have included Jubilee oak leaves and acorns and a newly planted sapling for the Jubilee Woods Project, apples and blackcurrants (grown on the Royal Fruit Farms for producing juice and cordial), Queen Alexandra's Summer House above the lake, Estate Christmas trees and a Norfolk Black turkey, tea and cake at The Stables Tea Room, pheasants, a Cromer crab, Union Jacks and some Royal pets!
Design uses 12 colours of Anchor 6-stranded embroidery thread on a white 14 count Aida fabric.
Pack includes a clear chart on an A3 sheet, instructions and a gold-plated needle.
The size of the finished needlework is approx 25 x 25cm/ 10 x 10 inches.
Price: £12.95

This kit has been selling on eBay and is available as a kit or chart from seller wumplekin.  Description:
Kits contain needle, threads, 14 count aida, colour chart and instructions.
Size of the finished picture is 5" x 7" (70 x 98 stitches). Whole stitches only are used so these kits will suit all abilities from beginner to expert. The crown is stitched using Anchor Marlitt (to give it a shine) but enough ordinary thread will be in the kit for anyone not wanting to use this.
Price: £7.39

This one's from a magazine, but I haven't yet worked out which one.  Several eBay sellers are selling the magazine pages or colour copies of them.

eBay seller zara-karen-xstitching has kits for sale based on the Diamond Jubilee emblem.  There isn't a stitched example, only a copy of the emblem as above.
Diamond Jubilee emblem cross stitch kit.  My kits are all made up myself.  Kits contain Aida, 40 threads, needle and symbol easy to read instructions.  All kids come in clear resealable bags for storage.  My charts are from a disc downloaded onto quality paper.  Have authorisation to print.
Price: £16.99

Jubilee alphabet: another magazine pattern being sold on eBay.
Cross Stitch Chart - Diamond Jubilee Alphabet Chart
Full colour charts of the letters of the alphabet featuring 'Best of British' themes - the Union Jack, Big Ben, The Queen etc
Colour key for DMC, Anchor and Madeira threads
This item is 3 pages taken from a cross stitch magazine

A Diamond Jubilee cushion chart from Cross Stitch Collection magazine.  The finished size of the design is 10 3/4 x 12 1/4inches if worked on 14 Count Aida.

From Twilleys of Stamford. 
Each kit contains stranded cotton, aida fabric, needle, chart, alphabet and full instructions.
Brand: Twilleys of Stamford
Fabric Count: 14 Count Aida Fabric
Product Ref: T2890/0020
Size: 23 x 28 cm
Price: around £29.99

Another magazine pattern being sold as pages on eBay.  This design is about 6inches x 6inches.

A cheerful contribution from Bothy Threads.  Description:
Kit comes complete with 14ct Zweigart Aida fabric, pre-sorted thread, metallic gold beads, sequins, needle, pattern, full instructions and a colour picture to show the finished article.
This kit uses full and fractional cross stitches, back stitch and a few French knots
Finished size 32cm x 39cm
Price: around £21, available from various sellers including some on eBay such as acrosstownstitching .

As ever, if you know more about any of these designs, please leave a comment to add your knowledge.


  1. Lovely collection!!
    I also have a sampler design inspired by the Diamond Jubilee: http://www.thesamplergirl.com/catalog.php?item=520


  2. The Diamond Jubilee design with the ships appeared in World of Cross Stitching, issue 190.

    The Best of British alphabet design appeared in Cross Stitch Crazy, issue 164.

    The Blackwork Jubilee design appeared in Cross Stitch Card Shop, issue 84.


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