Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Yiota's X-Stitch Kit Review

I received an email at the weekend from Yiota asking if I'd do a review of one of her kits. I do not have time to start stitching one at the moment but she was happy for me to review one and stitch it at a later date. 

For a start the site is very easy to navigate. There are lots of lovely kits to choose from and something for all tastes and experience levels. My eye kept going back to the same kit over and over, as I just love robins and anything Wintery, but this one had already been reviewed. However my second choice had been reviewed twice so Yiota kindly sent me my first choice.

The kit arrived today which I was very impressed by. You know how impatient us stitchers can be when it comes new stash! It was well packed in a card backed envelope clearly marked with Do Not Bend. The kit itself is packaged in a plastic sleeve keeping all the contents clean and tidy. As you can see I chose Robin Birds which I love. 


The Madeira threads are all wound onto bobbins so that you are ready just to pick up your needle and stitch. One of my pet hates with kits is when you have to spend time sorting  the threads before you can set on and stitch so having them ready wound is a big plus for this kit. 
Having stitched other artwork from other designers I was a little apprehensive about this kit however I need not have been. The chart is very clear with easy to read symbols on 2 A3 sheets of paper. This will make stitching so much easier than having small symbols on A4 sheets so that is another big plus.

There is a very clear, concise instruction sheet.

The kit includes an ample sized piece of white aida so you can start stitching as soon as the kit pops through your letter box. 
So all in all I am very impressed with this kit and give it a definite 10 out of 10. I would highly recommend these kits. Please pop over to www.yiotas-xstitch.com and have a look for yourself.

18 comments:

Beth Pearce said...

Thanks for the review. Once I get done with a couple of projects, I may just have to try one.

Thanks again, Sally

Yiotas Cross Stitch said...

I am so glad you like it. Thanks so much for the review!

butterfly said...

Enjoy Sally ,you got the same one, we have good taste.

Sue said...

what a lovely kit, I love robins too. hope to see it stitched one day...x

cucki said...

Aww very lovely kit and very nice review.,
Happy stitching xxx

Lesleyanne said...

A great review Sally. Lovely choice.

SoCal Debbie said...

I totally agree! I reviewed one of Yiota's cross stitch kits last year and just started stitching it last week. Bird Nest (No 2)

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely review and I know butterfly got this same kit too .. happy stitching of it when you can as it is a lovely one you have chosen :0
love mouse xxxx

Jane said...

Nice choice Sally, I don't remember seeing that one when I chose mine
xxx

Margaret said...

Great review! Nice choice too!

Mary Ann said...

A very nice review and a lovely choice you made. It looks like the perfect kit with everything ready to go!

Michelle said...

I've not heard of Yiotas cross stitch will take a look x

Christine said...

That is a beautiful design Sally and it seems a well thought out and packaged kit. Thanks for the review

Julie said...

Nice design you chose Saly

WendyCarole said...

Thank looks a very nice design. I like clear charts and floss that has been individually packed.

Nancy in IL said...

Hi Sally! It has been ages since I visited you, but my Dad had a stroke and as an indirect result died just a week ago. That and a messed up camera and external hard drive took all the stitching and blogging interest right out of me.

I did a review for Yiota also, and I have seen two other reviews in blogdom. Aren't they nice kits? She told me that she was working on getting better fabric for her kits and offer both aida and linen or evenweave. I love the kit design you chose! I, too, love birds and winter. I chose a cabin in the snow, which I adore!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on being asked to do a review. You did a great job and what a pretty design you chose.
Margaret

Suzanne said...

Great review and a very pretty chart.