This month I just wanted to pay homage to Colin Fulford - the man who created Easy Cross Software!
I have been using Easy Cross to design my patterns for many years, and even though I have downloaded and tried out many other cross-stitch software packages - I just continue to go with the one I know!
The ease of use and functionality make it appealing to all levels of user from absolute beginner to professional designer at a reasonable price tag too. There is plenty of product information on the web-site, and technical support from Colin is very good if you should need it.
I originally used Easy Cross to produce charts & kits for my home-based cross stitch business - Anne-Louise X-Stitch. Family commitments (and the fact that I had another 'proper' job) prevented me from continuing, and so now I am releasing the charts that I have been designing since 1999 as freebies. Keep watching this site for more free charts produced from Easy Cross - I have plenty of them on my hard drive!
Easy Cross can be used to convert your pictures and photos to cross stitch designs in a few easy steps. As well as cross-stitch, there are optional modules available such as STITCHING - this module can be used to create Blackwork, Punched Card, Hardanger, Long Stitch, Needlepoint designs and Beadwork. Other modules include MACHINE EMBROIDERY and LACE.