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Clare Bray – Cross Stitch Designer

Today I want to introduce you to another great designer in the world of cross stitch.  Her name is Clare Bray of Climbing Goat Designs.  I stumbled upon Clare  through another cross stitcher, Timothy Johnson.

Tim is doing great work with a charity project for the victims and first responders of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.  I wrote a feature on his story and if you have not read that yet, please take a few minutes to read it here now.  It’s a VERY inspiring story!

Now on to Clare’s story.

Clare lives with her adorable pooch in a lovely area on the southern coast of England.  I asked Clare how she came up with the name of Climbing Goat Designs and this was her response:

” I’d seen pictures and stories about tree-climbing goats in Morocco, and goats teetering precariously up steep cliffs, and thought they were basically awesome! I am crazy about animals and wanted a fun and funky shop name which matched my spirit, and it just fitted!”

I am going to let her Clare tell you her story in her own words. Hope you enjoy!

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Ursula Michael – Cross Stitch Designer, Publisher and Book Author

Who is Ursula Michael?

I am going to begin this story about how I first got to know who Ursula Michael is. When I became admin of the Facebook group Cross Stitch Club, I wanted to create a logo for our group. So I began to search on Google looking for the right image. The first one I came across that caught my attention was this one:

Let’s Cross Stitch

 

I posted the picture to the group and asked what they thought. A group member commented, “That is one of Ursula Michael’s designs so you had better get her permission.” At this time, I really didn’t fully understand the copyright laws and such, but I quickly became really well versed in them! LOL

I looked for Ursula on Facebook and I sent her a message asking her if I could use this design. She said that if I bought the pattern and had someone stitch it and then took a picture of it, I had her permission to use it.

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Heather Maraldo – One of A Kind Baby Designs

I want to introduce you to a cross stitch designer, Heather Maraldo,  that I just recently had the pleasure of getting to know. Her name is Heather Maraldo. Back in the beginning of November, I had attended a little cross stitch retreat in Allentown where a group of about 40 or so stitchers got together for a weekend of fun and stitching.

Meet Heather Maraldo

 

Heather was at that retreat, but I really did not get the chance to meet her at that time. Then a couple weeks later I was searching on Google for a baby birth sampler to do for a co-worker that is about to have a baby.

I let my co-worker choose a design she liked and this is what she had chosen.

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