Margaret Sherry

Posted on

The cross stitch world lost a beloved designer recently, Margaret Sherry. Margaret designed adorable critters that stitchers just loved, and she will be greatly missed in the stitching world. Margaret’s daughter issued the following statement:

“It is with the deepest sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Margaret Sherry, aged 72. She passed away peacefully and surrounded by family after losing her battle with cancer. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and she has left a huge void in our family. Margaret was an incredibly talented and inspirational artist, who over many years created a massive range of much-loved characters for cross stitch magazines and greetings cards. She was aware of, and extremely humbled by, her following, and her wish was not to let her characters die with her. Therefore, she passed the legacy on to me, her daughter, to continue the company and ensure The Margaret Sherry Collection and the vast catalogue of published and unpublished designs continue to be released and enjoyed long after her passing.”

Here are a few of my favorite Margaret Sherry designs I have stitched.


RIP, Margaret. You will be missed.


4 thoughts on “Margaret Sherry

  1. Hi
    I’m so sorry for your loss, she is my favourite designer of cross stitch pictures and I have sewn very many over the years, she will greatly missed. I’m pleased her daughter is continuing her legacy, that is a very amazing legacy to continue.
    I send my thoughts to her family and wish you all the best for the future.

    • I stitched these back in July 2015. They were a free cover kit from an issue of The World of Cross Stitching. I didn’t keep track of which issue they were in but a quick Google search says that it was issue 220. (I would double check before purchasing just to be sure.) The charts were printed inside the magazine, so you could purchase a digital copy to get them. However, the kit came with floss that did not have DMC numbers listed, so you would have to pick out your own shades for red, green, light brown, etc.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *