• About Golden Kite Patterns and Kits

    First page with color pictureThe Golden Kite patterns are the most sophisticated cross stitch patterns available.

    The resulting stitched masterpiece is always very close to the original motif.

    There are never any fractional stitches anywhere, just ordinary cross stitches are used.

    DMC floss is used for all patterns.

    The patterns are created carefully by us to achieve the highest degree of quality for those who want something out of the ordinary.

    A special blending technique is used to obtain a maximum level of detail and shading.

    All our pattern pictures always show the actual colors and quality of the cross stitch as it will appear when finished (except for any copyright text, of course, that is not part of the pattern...).

    We keep in very close relationship with our customers and we are always available for questions or comments.


    What's included



    The patterns contain a color picture of the motif, instructions, floss list and lists of the amount of floss and what fabric size to use together with the actual pattern pages.

    The instruction sheet gives information of how to get the best result working with our products.

    If you ever have any additional questions or find anything unclear, you are always welcome to send us an email.

    You do not need a color printer to print the pattern (if you select e-mail delivery). The pattern will look perfect on any printer. If you select snail-mail delivery you will get a color print of the first page (the motif page).

    Please Note! The actual quality of the printed pages is much higher than the compressed sample images below.

    Fabric size required for many stitch counts
    Fabric size required for many stitch counts.


    Floss usage. The patterns can be used for projects in any fabric count although we provide calculated thread usage and recommended fabric sizes for 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 32 stitches per inch fabrics.
    Floss usage. The patterns can be used for projects in any fabric count although we provide calculated thread usage and recommended fabric sizes for 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 32 stitches per inch fabrics.


    For your convenience the pattern sheets are provided in pieces the size of A4 (8 1/4 x 11 5/8). You can either keep it in separate pieces or join them together.
    For your convenience the pattern sheets are provided in pieces the size of A4 (8 1/4 x 11 5/8). You can either keep it in separate pieces or join them together.



    DMC colors and their symbols. One list for solid colors and one list for blended.
    DMC colors and their symbols. One list for solid colors and one list for blended.
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. DLG's Avatar
      DLG -
      Can I ask?
      I have as much 14 count Aida as I will ever need plus four floss boxes . I know that that means that I will not have every colour of DMC and will need to get more dependent upon which of your charts I choose to use.
      But I was looking at pictures of WIps on your forum and thought that the coverage of the 14 count aida with two strands produced a balder? looking project? Or maybe not? Difficult to see.
      My question is whether you would advise to use four strands of floss on 14 count? Or does anyone else do this?
      Thanks
      Denise
    1. WendyLee's Avatar
      WendyLee -
      Hi Denise, and welcome to Golden Kite! I'm sorry, I can't answer your question. I always use 18 count fabric and find the coverage wonderful with two strands. I guess you would have to try a test piece with four strands to see if it will be too thick, bearing in mind that in high confetti areas it could get really tight. If you purchased a solid chart, you could always use three strands.

      This site hasn't been very active lately, so if you ask the question on the Golden Kite Facebook page you may get more response. I'd love to hear what you decide to do and which chart you choose!
    1. DLG's Avatar
      DLG -
      Thank you for your help.
      I have been learning a great deal from this site in the interim.
      Still working on my Verdure tapestry Margot de Paris.
      So I have plenty of time to make my decisions.
      Somewhere here a link was shared to an article comparing different brands of floss.
      C and C polycotton floss is available for full set for less than forty US dollars on aliexpress.
      But I am thinking that you don't get what you don't pay for.
      Can't be archival material, or UV fade resistant for decades?
      But otherwise I was amazed.
      I have anchor or DMC cotton Floss and tapestry wool.
      But I will be using the Aida that I have already, it's more idiot proof.
      My main problem at the moment is lack of consistency in my stiches!
      Especially in the top right trees where there are lots of small elements .
      How you keep your front so tidy is remarkable.
      Best wishes
      Denise Gault, Knockanboy
    1. WendyLee's Avatar
      WendyLee -
      Hi again, Denise - cute pup you have there!! I've only ever used DMC floss in the three decades that I've been stitching, so I can't comment on the other brands. I've never, ever had an issue with the DMC.

      I haven't done much in the way of tapestry or needlepoint, but I do find that for myself it's much easier to be consistent in my stitches with cross stitch. Perhaps it's because the wool/floss is finer and also the canvas? Whatever the stitcher enjoys!!
    1. DLG's Avatar
      DLG -
      My daughter's latest British bulldog, Montgomery. Luckily I work from the sofa so I can shift him to my side. Now 13 weeks. Yes I have noticed that folk don't tend to work with six skeins which is the thickness of the tapestry yarn. I made myself a laying tool from a suggestion on this forum! But I need to use it more! And follow up with the other advice about the length of yarn /floss on my needles! I sort of tried out a form of parking but went back to my old ways...But I could see how it would be better for the overall look stitches!
      Denise
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