Blog posts about ‘Etsy’

The world of manbroidery

Mr X Stitch at Manmade 2015

L-R: Mr X Stitch, shoes by Davey Gravy, eagle by Ben Venom. With thanks to Mr X Stitch for these images.

When it comes to needlework, Mr X Stitch has seen it all. So there’s no-one better placed to showcase the work of today’s mandroiderers.

Join Mr X Stitch on Saturday 13th June at Manmade in London (UK) – an event created by Mr Wingate, Etsy and Crafty Fox Market to celebrate men who make – when “he’ll take you on a journey though the world of men who stitch”.

Spanning cross-stitch to quilts, and needle felting to machine embroidery, discover the men who are manipulating needle and thread in new and thrilling ways. Go on, hear it for the boys!

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Bye bye Float

Floss & Mischief XK017 Float

As soon as our existing stock of Float cross-stitch kits is sold, we’ll be waving goodbye to it permanently. Sniff.

There’s only a limited amount of Float kits left in our shop. Or if you don’t mind a few scratches on your packaging, you can grab a 50% off bargain kit on Etsy.

Not all is lost though as Float will stay in our pattern shop, available as a PDF pattern.

Embroidery notions in need of rehoming

10 gold stork embroidery scissors

We’ve done a little clearout at Mischief HQ and have come across plenty of needlework tools that need a new home. Visit our Etsy shop to find stork embroidery scissors, gold-plated needles, needle threaders and cardboard thread bobbins at great prices.

Please help us de-stash, mischief makers!

We’re popping up


Etsy is best known as an online marketplace. But next month you’ll be able to browse, touch and feel Etsy products in person at its first ever UK pop-up shop! And our cross-stitch kits will be there too.

Etsy UK has curated a selection of UK sellers ranging from home décor and clothing to beauty and stationery makers, to create an awesome shopping experience. Plus there’ll be workshops to book onto and Etsy sellers crafting live in store!

Browse our kits at Etsy House in Covent Garden (London, UK) from 5-7 December at:
Etsy House
5 Great Newport Street

Opening times:
Friday 5th December: 10am–8pm GMT
Saturday 6th December: 10am–8pm GMT
Sunday 7th December: 12pm–6pm GMT

Find out more about Etsy House on Etsy UK’s blog.

We met, we made (part two)

Our Etsy Craft Party in Cheltenham (UK) on 6th June was rather splendiforous, if we do say so ourselves! But we couldn’t have thrown such an awesome party without the generosity of so so many people.


Photo by Kingsley of Kingsley Leather

Our raffle table was overflowing with goodies from amazing designer-makers, and our party bags were stuffed to the brim with gorgeousness.

Oo raffle table

A huge thank you goes to all these, frankly quite brilliant, people for giving so many amazing prizes and goodies:

Our party-goers were truly spoilt! We’ll be taking to Instagram soon to show off as many prizes as we can, so prepare for jealousy.

If you haven’t yet seen the party pics, see them on this Pinterest board now. Below’s one of our faves – our utterly amazing co-host Bex from By The Yard (who we couldn’t have done the party without) and our Genevieve, throwing some shapes!

Throwing some shapes

Best stick to the day jobs girls.


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