Desert Escape Cross Stitch Kit


  • Everything You Need!
  • No Previous Craft Experience Needed
  • A Wonderful Way to Relax
  • Created with One Simple Stitch!

All about this Craft Kit

Teach yourself the ultimate mindful craft of counted cross stitch with this complete cross stitch kit. The modern design is created with just one simple stitch (no fiddly quarter stitches or French knots!) and the blocks of colour and simple lines make the pattern super easy to follow. 

Kit contains sharp needles and is only suitable for ages 14+ or with adult supervision.


Box: 20x20x2cm

Hoop: 17.8cm / 7” in diameter

Finished design: 16cm in diameter

This Craft Kit Contains

  • 14 count aida fabric
  • Pre-sorted DMC stranded cotton thread
  • 7” wooden embroidery hoop
  • Cross stitch needle
  • Illustrated 'Guide to Cross Stitch' instruction booklet
  • Large print pattern in black & white and full colour symbols
  • Beautiful gift box

You will Also Need

  • A pair of embroidery scissors or thread snips
  • Tea & biscuits (optional!)

You will learn

This cross stitch kit teaches you all the basics of cross stitch including preparing the fabric in the hoop, how to follow a cross stitch pattern and how to do the one simple stitch needed!

Need scissors?

A handy tool for all your crafty projects - plus they make a fab additional gift!

Shipping & Delivery

All orders are packed by hand and shipped in 1-2 working days from Dorset, UK.

Estimated UK delivery time - 2-4 days.

Estimated international delivery time - 3 days to 4 weeks depending on your location.

Shipping Costs

UK 2nd Class - £3.95 or FREE for orders over £35

UK 1st Class - £4.95

UK Next Day Delivery - £9.95

United States Fully Tracked $10.00 or FREE for orders over $100.00

International Rest of World Tracked - £12.00

NB. The customer is responsible for any and all taxes, customs fees and import duties if ordering from outside the UK. We are not responsible for any delays due to customs. US customers can order up to $800 without incurring custom charges.

About Hawthorn Handmade

All of our craft kits are packed by hand by our small team in Dorset, UK. Each kit comes with high quality materials and tools giving you everything you need to master a new craft. If you've never tried a craft before, we are confident that our detailed instructions and beautiful designs will have you crafting away in no time, making something you can be truly proud of.

Stephanie (that's me!) started the business back in 2013 when she turned her passion for needle felting into a full time job sharing the woolly love. Since then, Hawthorn Handmade has grown into a much loved craft brand known all over the world for our high quality kits and spreading the joy of handmade!

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Laura Franks

I have been inspired recently to try crafts that are new to me, and chose the Desert Escape cross stitch because I love Saguaro Cacti. To be honest, when I unpacked it I was a bit concerned that it would be difficult, but the instructions are really easy to follow and it is coming together beautifully.
Will definitely recommend to friends and I'm very tempted to buy another.

Annika Holmberg

I love this embroidery kit! Unfortunately, since Brexit, the delivery from England to Sweden costs a bit. My recommendation to customers outside of Britain is to order together with a friend, if possible.

Escape the routine

Nice to find a contemporary design. I’ve never attempted cross stitch before but I’m finding it fairly easy to follow. I didn’t realise that the stitching is quite so tiny though and frequently have to resort to a magnifying glass to see the holes. Also no instructions on how to go to the line directly above without undoing the cross I’ve just completed as you should be coming back up the same hole. Had to make that bit up myself. Good relaxing fun though that takes me away from the everyday.

Looks good

Still finishing Summer Trees, but the kit looks lovely, gorgeous colours