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.