The Cat Who Walked By Himself

Inspired By Clarice Cliff

Counted Cross Stitch Inspired By Clarice Cliff

I’m very excited this week (again!).

I’ve done some counted cross stitch designs for Classic Embroidery, and on Tuesday I went to a trade show in the NEC, Birmingham, to see the designs up on the stand, and to talk about other possibilities for future designs and future collaboration.

It was so satisfying to see the designs, beautifully mounted and framed, and to hear that they are already selling!

I don’t think my designs have made it to the Classic Embroidery website yet – we only got all four ready to go a few weeks ago, and making kits is the higher priority at this time of year – but they are also going to send me a kit so that I can see how the designs are packaged.  I’ve already seen some of their kits so I am confident that they will look good.

The designs are inspired by Clarice Cliff, although there is little about them which is even close to any of her designs. From top to bottom, they are called

  • The Pagoda
  • The Cat Who Walked By Himself
  • Hollyhock House
  • The Rabbit And Windmill


  1. coral-seas says:

    Congratulations. I can see the CC influence in them and they look lovely together on the stand. I hope they sell well.

  2. Rachel says:

    I must admit we were rather pleased with them..!

  3. karen says:

    Hi Rachel. Thanks for the comment. I am feeling slightly calmer now as I have got a lot done these past 3 days but the pressure, oh my, why do we do it??? and you should be very proud of this beautiful work, take care, Karen

  4. Lady Fi says:

    Lovely work!

  5. Hi Rachel,

    Thanks for coming to visit my blog, and commenting on the Lucy post. It meant that I could come and really enjoy visiting yours! As you’ll know from my blog, I’m in Ethiopia at the moment, and unfortunately most blogs (all blogspot ones) are usually unable to be visited. So I was so pleased to find that yours is a wordpress blog – because that means I can visit it! 🙂

    Yvette Stanton
    White Threads/Vetty Creations

  6. Janice says:

    Congratulations Rachel, these are lovely. I can see the Clarice Cliff influence too. It’s a wonderful achievement to have something accepted for the market and I hope it spurs you on to do more.

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