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Shipping Charges

Delivery on Needlecraft kits, charts, patterns, books and leaflets is free to United Kingdom addresses.

Following price hikes by shippers, we have had to add a shipping charge for overseas destinations. This is calculated by our shopping cart when you add items to it as it depends on the size and weight of your purchase.

There is a surcharge for some countries * whose delivery record has been poor.

We charge for shipping/delivery at cost for other products: Papercraft items and Supplies/Accessories.

Our shopping cart calculates the shipping costs when you place your order. If your order has, say, a chart, fabric and needles, then you will have to pay shipping for the fabric and needles only.

Shipping Methods

In the UK, we use first class post or a courier (for heavier items like some books and larger supplies).

Overseas orders (European Union, USA/Canada, Australasia, etc.) are shipped by airmail.

Despatch and Delivery Times

Items marked immediate despatch are normally posted on the same or the next business day. (Exceptions to this include: days when there is serious disruption to postal services through weather, strikes or other causes outside our control).

Delivery Aims

Please note that these are aims and not guarantees. For example, your own country's Customs may inspect your package and thus cause a delay in delivery; or there may be weather or air traffic problems which hold up your package.

For the latest information on potential delivery delays, please check Royal Mail International Incident Bulletin to see if your country is currently affected.

Airmail Limitations

Airmail package size and weight are restricted to Length + Width + Height under 900mm (and no dimension more than 600mm) and Weight under 2Kg.

Some products may exceed these limits and consequently cannot be shipped overseas. Our cart should warn you that this is the case if you attempt to purchase one of these products.

* Insurance Surcharge

Shipping to some countries may incur an insurance surcharge and you'll see this on your shopping cart if it applies.

These countries include Russia, South Africa, Philippines and Malaysia and may change as circumstances dictate.

We have had to introduce this surcharge because of unreliable deliveries to these countries.

We absorb as much as we can of the insurance cost so you will find that the surcharge reduces as the value of your order increases.


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Important!Please click I am in Western Canada if you are in British Columbia, Alberta or The Yukon

Otherwise please click I'm Not in Western Canada.

Due to severe and persistent delays at the Vancouver Customs facility we have suspended deliveries to British Columbia, Alberta and The Yukon until a normal delivery service is resumed.

We are still shipping to the rest of Canada.


Due to technical problems with EU Customs systems, we have temporarily and with regret suspended sales to EU countries.

Please try again in a few days in case the problems have been resolved.

We apologise for any disappointment.

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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

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