Renowned needlecraft designer Maria Diaz is a prominent figure within the world of cross stitch. Having worked within the industry for over twenty years, her work embodies a variety of exciting design styles, which cater for a wide audience. Working as a freelance designer, she has also recently designed a signature collection of Cross Stitch kits for DMC. We thought we’d catch up with Maria and find out more about her journey into needlecraft design and her impressive career highlights…
From cute teddy bears to complex floral designs Maria’s style is special and distinctive. Below, we take a better look at her collection of DMC Signature collection cross stitch kits, which combine stunning illustrative designs inspired by her freehand sketches.
“This set of designs exude classic elegance. Combining the palette of soft pastel shades with a strong backstitch outline gives them the feel of a book illustration. Iridescent fabric and light effects thread add a little extra glamour.” – Maria Diaz
Oozing vintage Christmas spirit, Maria’s 1950s Victorian inspired postcard designs even come complete with a vintage style stamp and clever shading for a gorgeous, realistic finish.
“These Christmas designs work with the continuing trend in all things vintage. The designs have been inspired by Victorian postcards and by using Antique white Aida fabric, it created an aged impression along with accentuating the snowy background.” – Maria Diaz