Profile - Marjolein BastinMarjolein Bastin is a well known Dutch illustrator whose subjects are drawn from nature. Her work is also popular in North America and Lanarte have converted her beautiful pictures into cross stitch kits to be enjoyed worldwide.
To date, over 40 of her designs have been translated into cross-stitch kits with both large and small designs giving a wide choice for all lovers of cross-stitch. You will find stitching them a pleasure, particularly because of the variety of colour and the beautiful detail of the design.
Lanarte is the foremost Dutch cross stitch kit supplier with many and varied designs. They offer very high quality large scale charts in black and white with detailed instructions in several languages.
The sale of the Lanarte company to the Belgian Verachtert group in 2011 has changed the Dutch identity of the brand which has become a combination of two countries. Chocolate brown refers to the luxury of the Belgian chocolates. Orange has been for ages the colour of the Netherlands.
All new designs by Marjolein Bastin are packed in chocolate brown boxes. All kit contents are carefully packed in silk orange paper.