Victoria, BC, October 10, 2017 (Newswire.com) - On October 18, 2017, Peacock & Fig will be releasing the Royal Proclamations cross stitch pattern collection, pairing the distinctive graceful designs of Peacock & Fig with cheeky phrases and elegant typography. From wedding cross stitch patterns to new baby patterns and other life milestones, the Royal Proclamations collection allows stitchers to celebrate their life like royalty. Inspired by vintage illustrations and paintings, the Royal Proclamations collection seamlessly blends regal imagery with customizable options. The sassy phrases Peacock & Fig is known for are also featured in this collection, just enough to add a little "spark" to traditional wedding and baby samplers. With gorgeous flowing typography, sparkling beads, and shimmering metallics, the Royal Proclamations cross stitch patterns will become cherished heirlooms for generations to come. The collection features some traditional samplers, such as baby cross stitch patterns customizable with the baby's birth details. Or for parents with a sense of humour, the "New Heir" pattern refers to the newborn as a potential "dud." It also features patterns such as the resplendent "Royal Wedding" cross stitch pattern, with a sarcastic reference to the royal tradition of marrying within the family. Anniversaries, bridal showers, and birthdays are also celebrations highlighted in the collection. The collection also has free video tutorials for those new to beading, and how to easily handle the specialty metallic Kreinik floss that is featured in these designs. Peacock & Fig has dozens of tutorials on the site and accompanying YouTube channel, so even beginner stitchers can tackle any of these patterns with confidence.
Following the popular Spirited Animals collection, designer Dana Batho is so excited that sneak peeks of the upcoming Royal Proclamations collection have been received so well. "I've gotten so much feedback from people saying 'Finally!!!' when I show them previews of these patterns. Traditional wedding and baby samplers are often very sweet but have very little personality -- I think with this collection, stitchers will finally have the opportunity to celebrate the big milestones in their lives with style and humour." Peacock & Fig's designs have been featured in Cross Stitch Crazy and Just CrossStitch, and the easy-to-follow tutorials have also been featured on BuzzFeed and Hello Giggles. "The response to the Spirited Animals collection has been amazing, it gives me such great joy to see people enjoying these patterns so much," Dana says.
I've gotten so much feedback from people saying "Finally!!!" when I show them previews of these cross stitch patterns. Traditional wedding and baby samplers are often very sweet but have very little personality -- I think with this collection, stitchers will finally have the opportunity to celebrate the big milestones in their lives with style and humour.
Dana Batho, Designer, Peacock & Fig
Dana explains her role as a designer as "helping people relax by stabbing something 20,000 times." She shares her love of stitching not only as a hobby for others, but also as a means of physical or emotional therapy. Some stitchers have shared stories about finding cross stitch via a therapist as a recommended way to cope with anxiety or depression, and others have recently rediscovered the craft that their grandmother taught them as a child. Many others found cross stitch through funny memes on Instagram, and quickly learned how relaxing and easy it is. Dana understands the therapeutic benefits of stitching very well herself. She is a wounded veteran from the Canadian Armed Forces, and stitching helps her cope with daily chronic pain from her injury. "If I can help people to learn a healthy way to cope with physical and mental challenges, or even just the daily stress of juggling the kids and work and family responsibilities, that makes me really happy," Dana says.
About Peacock & Fig
Peacock & Fig began as an art, design, and DIY blog called Handy Little Gadget in Nov 2014 and grew into offering a range of simple yet sophisticated cross stitch patterns. Elegant without being pretentious, the patterns aim to encourage more creativity in daily life and a return to traditional crafts in a modern fun way. Peacock & Fig patterns and tutorials can be seen on the main site at https://peacockandfig.com. Her patterns are also available in printed format via Creative Poppy at https://www.creativepoppypatterns.com. Peacock & Fig can also be reached on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/peacockandfig, YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgmJnzKypmELKswQt2R2U5A, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/peacockandfig/, and Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/peacockandfig/.
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