Bothy Threads - 'the home of happy stitching' is a UK company now based in the Lake District with designer Kate Hoyle.
They produce kits from the artwork of many different artists mostly in cartoon style.
Designers include Margaret Sherry well known for her cartoon cats, mice and other animals. Amanda Loverseed has designed the witty Cut-Thru series ranging from Noah's Ark to a Rocket.
More traditional designs Strawberry Thief and Bird from William Morris are available in cross stitch and needlepoint. When Moira Blackburn retired Bothy Threads continued to produce her traditional samplers.
In 2017, Rose Swalwell of Derwentwater Designs also retired and Bothy Threads took over her catalogue and continues to produce those.
Fairy Tales is a series of silhouettes on shaded fabric. They have a growing collection of designs from the artwork of Hannah Dale of Wrendale Designs.
Their well produced kits often have added beads, metallic floss, ribbons and one even has a feather.
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"I have received my chart I ordered yesterday ,what excellent service 24 hour from placing order to receiving the chart. I will certainly use your company again and pass your name on to like minded friends. Thank you" - VB, Yorks., United Kingdom
"Dear Arts and Designs, Just a note of thanks and to let you know the cross stitch arrived yesterday (Thursday). It was very well packed and in perfect condition and thank you so much for your prompt despatch. Yours sincerely" - DS, QLD, Australia
"Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the prompt manner in which you filled my order. I just ordered three more kits and I am sure this will not be my last order. Its refreshing to find a dealer that delivers exactly what is promised. Also the directions in the kit were very detailed and left nothing to guess work. Thanks again to my newly found friends across the pond." - MD, CA, United States
Important - Non-UK Orders
We've been unable to despatch overseas orders below £50/$60 in value since early January due to a failure of Royal Mail's IT systems for that service.
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Royal Mail have not yet fixed the problems and we hope they will try a little harder.