Michael Powell: A Profile

Welcome to the wonderful, unique and magical world of Michael Powell.

For those of you who are new to the designs of Michael Powell here is a brief resume. Our designs are based on the beautiful artwork of Michael Powell. His love of buildings and architecture are the main inspiration for his work, normally created in pen and ink and watercolour. Michael is an artist with a unique style that translates brilliantly into needlework, whether it is cross-stitch or needlepoint/tapestry. The watercolour palette is replaced with the vast range of cotton or wool and the resulting designs take on a new, fantastic vibrancy of their own.

Our designs cater for everyone from the most experienced stitcher to the beginner. The charts and instructions are clear and very easy to understand and kits all come with a separate back stitch chart. The materials are of the best quality, including Zweigart fabric in either 14 count Aida or 27 count even weave, and Anchor stranded cotton. The tapestry kits contain Zweigart printed fabric and Appletons Tapestry wools.

Well what has Michael been up to…

Michael has won Designer of the Year for the fourth years running, and is working hard to bring you some wonderful new designs for your stitching pleasure.

He continues to add to his Mini Kits range and has just added three lovely new cottage to the Mini range of designs. His ever popular range of Little Gems consists of 14 in total now. This is a beautiful range of cross stitch designs that use brief sentimental quotes and highlighted with beads.  New for 2010 are a very special new range of kits called Buttons and Backgrounds.


All our designs should be available from your local stockist. For a list of stockists please call 029 2049 6000. Of course, you can also buy the full range direct from this website. Just click on the 'Browse Shop' menu on the right.