Hello everyone! Jan Hicks here, of Jan Hicks Creates! Welcome to my world! It is a world filled with color, cross stitch, knitting, more color, love and laughter! I live with my wonderful husband Mike and our two very fluffy Siberian kitties named Sasha and Nina. We also have two boys who are grown and living their best lives, of which I am very proud.
My design style is eclectic, ranging from more traditional samplers to designs inspired by retro antiques, textiles, ceramic tiles and more. Everywhere I look, I see inspiration, and I am always thrilled when my finished design reflects what I see in my head.
Mike and I love to travel in our RV, and we love to take pictures of all of the amazing places we visit. This has provided me with a lot of great shots which I am honored to offer to you in the form of cross stitch patterns or as prints or on other media in my shop on Fine Art America.
My designs come in four “styles.” The main choice you have to make is between HiRes and LoRes. HiRes designs are those with more detail, which usually means they are bigger designs using more DMC floss colors. LoRes, then, are smaller designs using fewer colors.
The second choice to make is between Large Print or Small Print patterns. The Large Print patterns have 50 squares across on a page while the Small Print patterns have 80 squares across. I made this distinction to give options for whether you print your patterns out or view them on a tablet. So, if you enjoy paper patterns, and plan to print out your pattern, choose the Large Print option. If you will be viewing your pattern on a tablet, choose the Small Print option. The designs themselves are exactly the same (within the LoRes or HiRes categories) and the price is the same.
Enjoy exploring my shop! I look forward to working with you to create stunning cross stitch designs!