Profile - Maria van ScharrenburgMaria van Scharrenburg has produced a range of cross stitch fantasy figures, romantic baby pictures and a cute nursery range for Lanarte.
Maria van Scharrenburg is a well established artist who began her career in her early twenties and since then has developed a unique and identifiable style. She is not only an accomplished painter but has experimented with various techniques involving textiles.
From 1982 Maria concentrated exclusively on cross stitch designs. As her business grew, she found herself more and more involved with the business activities and decided that she was missing her true passion - for design. She decided to pass the production and marketing of her designs to Lanarte and she now devotes her time to creating beautiful cross stitch patterns which are enjoyed all over the world.
Lanarte are a long-established Dutch company whose hallmark is style. Their kits contain high quality large scale charts in black and white with detailed instructions in several languages.
The Lanarte company was sold to the Belgian Verachtert group in 2011 and they no longer produce new kits by Maria van Scharrenburg.