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Peacock & Fig Introduces a Cheeky Modern Twist on Cross Stitch With the Vintage Sass Collection

Peacock & Fig's delightful Vintage Sass cross stitch pattern collection will inspire modern stitchers to "stitch their creativity."

Victoria, BC - October 11, 2016 - (

‚ÄčAs we get busier and busier, it's natural to look for ways to unwind and connect with a slower way of living. Helping to inspire us to slow down and take time for ourselves, Peacock & Fig brings beauty and creativity into our lives with the traditional craft of cross stitch. The latest collection, Vintage Sass, launches on 18 October 2016 and showcases this traditional technique in a fun modern way. Vintage Sass is a nod to traditional times, but its modern whimsy is sure to delight any stitcher.

This highly-anticipated collection of cross stitch patterns is inspired by vintage illustrations, and it features animals, florals, and antique design elements. It also draws on the incredibly popular current trends of beautiful calligraphic art and cheeky phrases and memes. From beautiful antique drawings of children speaking paired with the classic sassy comment "That's what she said" to a beautiful wreath of roses encircling "Maybe wine will help," there is something for everyone to love in this collection. In addition, the Vintage Sass cross stitch pattern collection has been designed to be simple to stitch for any level. Peacock & Fig has dozens of video tutorials available on the site, so even pure beginners can pick up one of these projects to adorn their home.

Dana Batho, the artist and designer behind Peacock & Fig, revels in the inspiring letters she receives from her customers about how stitching has helped them in their lives. Many have rediscovered cross stitch through the video tutorials and website, and have expressed to Dana that reconnecting with a craft their mothers and grandmothers had taught them was a "blessing." Many other stitchers had never tried the craft, but the tutorials showed how easy it can be; they too learned how important it is to slow down and how therapeutic it is to make something by hand.

Dana herself knows all too well the therapeutic power of creativity and hand crafting. She was injured while serving as an Intelligence Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2012, and was medically discharged in 2015. She can no longer work "normally" due to her injury, but has adapted her artistic skills to creating patterns and tutorials that encourage others to get creative. Dana states, "There's nothing like the pride and satisfaction that comes from making something yourself, particularly if you learn a skill you can pass on to your friends and family. Plus you create a lovely fun piece of decor for your home that you can enjoy for many years to come."

About Peacock & Fig

Peacock & Fig began as an art, design, and DIY blog called Handy Little Gadget in Nov 2014 and grew into offering a range of simple yet sophisticated cross stitch patterns. Elegant and yet modern, the patterns aim to encourage more creativity in daily life and a return to traditional crafts in a modern fun way.

Peacock & Fig patterns and tutorials can be seen on the main site at Peacock & Fig can also be reached on Facebook at, YouTube at, Instagram at, and Pinterest at

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