Cross Stitch and Blackwork designs by Lady Kell of Kincavel
These designs are copyright to Kell Smurthwaite and Kincavel Crosses.
You may use, copy and/or share these designs, and you may change them to your liking for your own use.
You may not sell these designs in any form or use it to make up kits.
You may sell any finished piece for charity, but you may not sell them commercially.
Many people will already be aware (but equally, as many will not) that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
All kinds of cancers warrant attention, but this one is particularly close to my heart. You see, I have an Auntie who very fortunately won her battle against this particular cancer, and several friends who have done the same. I know many of you will have been touched by this cancer, whether personally or as a family member or friend of someone who has fought it, hopefully successfully.
What many people don’t realise is that it’s not an exclusively female cancer. Yes, men can get it too. We ALL have breast tissue, it’s just that this area tends to be more prominent in women.
It is vitally important that that everyone knows what to look for because breast cancer, if caught early, is very treatable, and the earlier it’s discovered, the more chance there is of beating it and coming out the other side a survivor. The longer it’s left, the more the chance of recover drops.
Please, everyone, be aware of changes in your breasts, or in those of your partner. Check them every month and take note of even the smallest change, then get it checked out! The old adage of “Better safe than sorry,” has never been more true than when applied to the detection of cancer.
There’s also something else you can do. You can help in the battle against ALL cancer by ensuring that research into treatments and cures is funded. To that end, I have designed a cross stitch sampler bearing the poem “What Cancer Cannot Do” and each time one of these is sold, I donate the entire proceeds of the sale to Cancer Research UK.
You can purchase the cross stitch chart directly from my Kincavel Krosses Folksy Store HERE.
And if you don’t cross stitch, you can help by making a donation, however small or large, at my Just Giving page HERE. Don’t forget to add gift aid if you’re in the UK – it doesn’t cost you anything extra, but it means the charity gets a little bit more.
But that’s not all! I’ve also created a series of FREE cross stitch designs that you can use, whether as gifts, or in your own fundraising efforts for breast cancer charities:
Design: Noel and Xmas Cubes Size: 20w x 20h (each face) Designer: Kell Smurthwaite, Kincavel Krosses
This design is copyright to Kell Smurthwaite and Kincavel Krosses
You may use, copy and/or share this design, and you may change it to your liking for your own use
You may not sell this design or use it to make up kits
You may sell the finished piece for charity, but you may not sell it commercially
Finish as a cube by choosing either Noel or Xmas and two other non-letter faces for a cute tree decoration.
Stitch all twelve faces and assemble as a 12-faced biscornu.
Stitch either Noel or Xmas with the letters arranged in a square for a card. (40w x 40h / 41w x 41h with one blank square between)
Finish as a seasonal bookmark by stitching either Noel or Xmas in a column with a non-letter face at the top and bottom. (20w x 120h)
Finish as a seasonal sampler by stitching all the faces together as shown above, but with no spaces between (or try with only one blank square between each face). (80w x 60h / 83w x 62h with one blank square between each)