When looking for a trusted supplier of good craft goods and cross stitch kits, three words comes to mind: 'Experience', 'Tradition' and 'Expertise'. In all three areas, our highlighted brand of the week reigns supreme. And we need no further proof of this than the motto of one of the world's best manufacturer of needlecraft products, DMC:



"From one fine thread a work of art is born"

Founded in 1746 to originally produce printed fabrics (the very first to manufacture Indian prints in Europe), the company has had a hands on approach on both their business and the rise of globalisation, exporting their increasingly modern choice of fabrics, before arriving in the present day as an international organisation dealing in consumer & industrial threads and textile related products.

In the past we've only stocked their 'Stitch-A-Photo Chart Pack', and it's proved to be a highly popular and much enjoyed service. Allowing stitchers to turn their favourite photo into a needlework chart, it represents the wonderful ways technology has revolutionised home cross-stitching, and provides a much more reliable outcome than the myriad of online tools of a similar nature.

We're pleased now to announce that we've added further additions to our range of DMC products, with some their most popular cross-stitch kits for you to try. Best of all, they're Christmas themed!

The first is bound to get anyone with a bit of childhood wonder very excited. Based around the iconic characters of Raymond Briggs' beloved children's book and, of course, the superb TV special based on it. 'The Snowman' can be brought to life once again with a needle and thread on a lovely 14 count iridescent pale blue Aida - one that actually sparkles! There's three patterns to choose from, or you can make a triple-full of gifts with our price cut set.

For sewing needles itching for something a little more adult, more high class, then out of the many scenic patterns available, two of our favourites are the scene of a gallant hunt in 'The Christmas Meet', and the tranquil country side joy of 'Skaters At Bough Beech'. As outlined, both are undeniably Christmas patterns, but what makes them so interesting is they're focus lies less on icons, characters and symbols, and more about the season itself and how we British enjoy Winter and the snow (whenever we're so lucky to have the latter). We're happy to tell you that there are indeed going to be many more long favoured DMC products and patterns coming to Past Impressions soon. If you've gone for one of these highlighted cross stitch kits, then please, share your purchase and progress with us either on our Facebook or Twitter, and of course our ever buzzing cross-stitch community on Google+. Have a not-quite-just-yet merry November!

Post By Graham Ashton