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1883 Emily Jane Riley Sampler
1883 Emily Jane Riley Sampler
From the collection of Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett; chart reproduction by Christy Schmitz
This simple mourning sampler was originally stitched on perforated paper, which was used in the mid-18th century in the United States. You can stitch the reproduction on perforated paper, or if you prefer, you can use your choice of linen.
2017 Christmas Ornament Preview
2017 Christmas Ornament Preview
The 12th anniversary of the Just CrossStitch Ornament Preview presents 10 ornaments to get you stitching for the holiday season. This sampling offers a glimpse into the abundance of stitched treasures in the 2017 Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornaments issue, which will be released in early fall. Enjoy!
Belfast
Belfast
Design by Kathy Bungard of Gracewood Stitches
This striking design is part of Gracewood Stitches' Vintage Textile Collection and depicts a damask table linen. One of the areas of the world that makes beautiful damask linens is Ireland, and in particular, the area near Belfast.
Bergama Borders
Bergama Borders
Design by Banu Demirel of Seba Designs
The geometric patterns in this design evoke the beautiful artistry of Bergama rugs. Designs such as this are found in antique carpets created in the area that is now the city of Bergama in northwest Turkey.
Cartouche Sewing Pouch
Cartouche Sewing Pouch
Design by Nicoletta Farrauto of Nikyscreations
Pink flowers and green leaves form a delicate cartouche surrounding scissors and spools of thread. This sweet little bag is perfect for keeping your stitching tools in one place.
Designer Q&A -- Nancy Wahler
Designer Q&A -- Nancy Wahler
Q. When did you begin cross stitching?
A. I am of the generation when stamped cross stitch was the thing to do. So probably I did an iron-on motif onto a pillowcase.
Double-Sided Fun: Freedom/Sunflower
Double-Sided Fun: Freedom/Sunflower
Designs by Theresa Curry and Brian Stugelmayer of Needle Bling Designs
Bring patriotism and sunshine indoors in this fourth installment of the Double-Sided Fun block series.
Favorite Finds -- Product Reviews
Favorite Finds -- Product Reviews
When you think of Nashville, Tenn., the first thing you might think of is country music or the Grand Ole Opry. Not so if you're in the cross-stitch business. To people in the needlework industry, Nashville means one thing: the spring Nashville Needlework Market.
Firecracker & Freedom
Firecracker & Freedom
Design by Carolyn Manning of Carolyn Manning Designs
How could you not love cats whose tails curl up to form a heart shape? Whether you want to show your love of country or love of cats, these smiling felines make a cute pillow to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Fourth of July Parade
Fourth of July Parade
Design by Erik Shipley for DMC Corp.
Hot-air balloons float above a vibrant townscape with buildings decked out in red, white and blue. Marching children follow a horse and a float carrying an Independence Day cake and flag. Metallic floss creates the illusion of sparklers in this patriotic scene.
Rainforest Observer
Rainforest Observer
Design by Marie Barber
A multitude of colors combine to create a cross-stitch piece that rivals a painting with its harmony of hues. Just as the cockatiel is intent on watching the scene below his perch, you will be captivated by the detail in this design.
Shades of a Peacock Mandala
Shades of a Peacock Mandala
Design by Lisa Lambson of Kustom Cross Stitch
Peacock feathers surrounding a sunny center provide a burst of color in this bright design. Frame this beautiful piece of needle art or make it into a pillow to brighten up any room in your home.
Sign of Freedom
Sign of Freedom
Design by Nancy Wahler
This red, white and blue wall hanging isn't just for the Fourth of July; you can hang it year-round or bring it out for Veterans Day, Presidents Day or any time you want to show your appreciation for our American heritage of freedom.
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams
Design by De Selby
Three furry friends snuggle on a quilted comforter in this design by De Selby. The designer created depth and contrast with an array of colors and strategically placed backstitches. You can almost see the kittens' ears twitching as they settle in for a nap.
The Sampler Sleuth -- Mourning Loved Ones One Stitch at a Time
The Sampler Sleuth -- Mourning Loved Ones One Stitch at a Time
By Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett
Historically, samplers often commemorated important events in the maker's life. So it's no wonder that some were stitched to mark the passing of a beloved friend or family member, and even the occasional pet.
Woodland Sampler: Part 1
Woodland Sampler: Part 1
Design by Carol Emmer
This animal-themed original design by Carol Emmer is our second three-part sampler series for 2017. The design is so beautiful that you can stitch each part as its own project, or start the series with enough fabric to complete the sampler in its entirety.
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