British Wildlife cross stitch patterns

These four wildlife cross stitch charts have been re-released as downloads only. No need to wait for the postman to pop a parcel through the letter box; purchase now and download immediately. Of course, in addition to the convenience, you will also save money by not having to pay any postage charges

Each design features a family of animals in their natural environment.  Nothing in nature is neatly enclosed in boxes and to reflect this I have allowed part of each design to "break out" beyond the edge of the design.

No fractional stitches are used in the badgers, heron or foxes designs. However, there is a fractional stitch in the stag's eye, to give it shape. Check my instructions for fractional stitches if you haven't tried them before, they are not as frightening as you may think!

Badger family
in cross stitch

Approx. Design size: 8.5 x 6.5 inches

Downloadable pattern £2.50

Although we have a badger set within walking distance of our home, I have only seen live badgers three times in my life. These were such special occasions I felt I had to recreate that feeling in cross-stitch so I could share it with you.

I kept it simple, with no fractional stitches, depicting the animals in their natural environment. Badgers are wild and free so I didn't want to box them in, therefore, I allowed part of the picture to "break out" beyond the edge of the design.

Fallow Deer family

Approx. design size: 5 x 5.5 inches

Downloadable pattern £2.50

While creating this design I felt the same emotions of wonder and awe that I felt when seeing the deer appear beside the stream on a sunny morning walk. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place with nature in close proximity. I wanted the design to glow with colour, reflecting the vibrancy of the wildlife that surrounds us. I almost missed the fawn with its spotted coat and the sighting is something I will treasure forever.

Even though you weren’t there to experience the original moment with me, this pattern will allow you to imagine the moment and reflect on your own encounters with nature.

Red Fox family

Approx. design size: 6.75 x 5.75 inches

Downloadable pattern £2.50

This design depicts foxes at their den on the edge of a local field just outside our village. The fox cubs stole my heart. Their playfulness reminded me of my own children when they were young. I created this counted cross stitch design with the intention to bring that joy to other people.

I wanted to create something that captured their elusive quality giving you the impression that you had glimpsed them in their natural habitat. A slight noise and they could disappear as if they had never been there.

Heron Cross Stitch

Approx. design size: 6 x 7 inches

Downloadable pattern £2.50

I often photograph herons, as I feel there is something serene but slightly threatening about them. I hold my breath as they stand motionless, staring intently, waiting for the perfect moment to strike at prey under the water’s surface.

Just as I wonder if the bird is a statue, its arrow-like head darts forward and breakfast is taken care of. It then resumes its stance and waits for the next meal to swim by. A master of stillness and patience. 

Consisting of whole cross stitches and compact in size, this heron cross stitch design won’t require too much patience to do his beauty justice. 

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