Maria Diaz has managed to capture the simple pleasure of shopping in stitches with her latest collection of designs, which allow us a peek inside some quaint stores. There’s a ‘Pet Shop’ with cute animals, ‘Boutique’, ‘Toy Shop’, which every child will love, ‘Art Shop’ and, our fave, ‘Sewing Shop’. When worked on 14-count aida the size is around 30x20cm (8x12in), and the downloadable charts cost £5.75 each from Maria’s website, where you’ll find lots more gorgeous designs. We’re thrilled to have nine sets of all five shop interior charts to give away.
This competition originally appeared in issue 309 (August 2021) of The World of Cross Stitching magazine. Take a look at our latest issues.