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A Stitcher's Companion Part 1
A Stitcher's Companion Part 1
Designs by Lody Steward of Timber Creek Needleworks
Take the first step on this 2019 project featuring a unique piece to hold a diminutive wooden ruler, pins and needles. Companion pieces include a biscornu and fob for a complete stitching set. Stitched entirely in cross stitch with a sprinkling of double herringbone and Smyrna cross stitches, the project features step-by-step finishing instructions for each piece. Join us and create a project that will delight your stitching basket all year long.
Celtic Heart Sampler & Card
Celtic Heart Sampler & Card
Designs by Liz Almond of Blackwork Journey
Traditional blackwork gets a modern makeover with this latest design from Liz Almond. Hearts worked in shades of violet and emerald are connected by an intertwining Celtic basket weave on the sampler, while the blackwork-stitched heart is the single focal point on the companion card design.
Designer Q&A -- Cathy Bussi
Designer Q&A -- Cathy Bussi
Q. When did you begin cross stitching?
A. I began cross stitching about 25 years ago. After I finished my first purchased cross-stitch piece, I decided to give designing a try.
Elegance in Hardanger
Elegance in Hardanger
Design by Roz Watnemo of Roz Watnemo Designs
Dazzle any sofa table or buffet with this elegant white runner. Worked in intricate and exquisite Hardanger stitches, including twisted bars, picots, Kloster blocks, satin stitch and eyelets, this project will have you perfecting your Hardanger technique while eliciting oohs and aahs from everyone who sees it.
Floral Alphabet
Floral Alphabet
Design by Cathy Bussi
Twenty-six blooming beauties adorn this Floral Alphabet design from Cathy Bussi. Delicate buds wrap around each letter while brands of blooming beauties, along with three rows of specialty stitches, complete this sweet project.
Floral Band Sampler: Part 1
Floral Band Sampler: Part 1
Design by Julia Lucas
Embark on a yearlong journey with us on a showstopping band sampler from Julia Lucas. Bands of specialty stitches blend with variegated cotton flosses to yield a project that will keep you delighted all year long. Part 1 features four-sided stitch, ray stitch and satin stitch, along with cross stitch, backstitch and a sprinkling of beads.
Flower Bookmark
Flower Bookmark
Design by Cathy Bussi
Full crosses worked on 14-count Aida make this dainty piece a fun quick-to-stitch gift for a book-loving friend.
Hearts & Flowers Towel Band
Hearts & Flowers Towel Band
Design by Elizabeth Spurlock of Saving Graces Fine Needlearts
Bring a pop of Valentine's Day and springtime to your powder room with a splash of color in this towel design featuring shades of pink, green and blue.
Hearts Sampler
Hearts Sampler
Design by Durene Jones
Perfect your Rhodes heart stitch with this lovely design from Durene Jones. Rhodes hearts of varying sizes are stitched alongside Rhodes stitch, backstitch, cross stitch, French knots and half eyelets, all worked in shades of pink and red. This project will have you ready for Valentine's Day in no time.
Key to My Heart Needleroll & Scissors Fob
Key to My Heart Needleroll & Scissors Fob
Designs by Nancy Wahler of Faithwurks Designs
Stitch an addition to your stitching basket with a delightful needleroll and fob duo. Worked in black floss with a dark forest green backstitch, the hearts are delicate glass beads which add sparkle and dimension to the project. Dainty brass charms from By Jupiter! and metallic gold braid add even more twinkle and shimmer.
Romantic Floral Table Mat
Romantic Floral Table Mat
Design by Suzana Lima
Delicate hues of yellow and blue are harmoniously stitched together in diminutive flowers and bands in this project from Suzana Lima Cross Stitch, Stitched in a quintet of DMC flosses atop 14-count Aida, this project is perfect for stitchers of all skill levels.
Rose
Rose
Design by Olesya Novozhilova
Eighteenth-century Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote, "O my Luve is like a red, red rose ... O my Luve is like the melody that's sweetly played in tune. So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, so deep in luve am I" in his poem A Red, Red Rose. That endless love is captured in a vibrantly stitched rose design worked atop 40-count linen.
Roses in Love
Roses in Love
Design by Anna Chinotto of La Bottega delle Meraviglie di Anna
Stitch this design that is equally beautiful holding your house keys or as a scissors fob. Simple cross stitch is paired with French knots and dimensional bullion knots to bring unparalleled texture and beauty.
Spring Flowers
Spring Flowers
Design by Lesley Teare
Spring's first emerging blooms, encircled by delightful winged beauties, take center stage. Richly colored purple blooms surround a bright sunny daffodil while spring's vibrant green leaves remind us that winter isn't here to stay.
Spring in an English Garden
Spring in an English Garden
Design by Charlotte Smyth of Charlotte's Web Needlework
Step into an immaculately landscaped English garden surrounding a stately mansion. Blooming trees and budding flowers adorn the lush grounds, made up of a myriad of stitches including cashmere stitch, chain stitch, lazy-daisy stitch and Parisian stitch. Increase your stitch repertoire with this stunning beauty that will have you longing for spring's blooms.
Sweet Nature
Sweet Nature
Design by Teresa Murgida of Primitive Acorns
Create a handy sewing bag with a primitive-style design from Teresa Murgida. Stitched in a soft palette of DMC flosses, the design features a charming cottage flanked with flowers and a trio of birds.
The Christmas Stitch -- Evergreen Star Ornament
The Christmas Stitch -- Evergreen Star Ornament
Design by Kathleen Berlew
Get a jump start on holiday stitching with this Evergreen Star Ornament design. A kaleidoscope of stately, lush evergreens will adorn your Christmas tree for years to come.
The Sampler Sleuth -- Love In Stitches
The Sampler Sleuth -- Love In Stitches
By Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett
An exclusive series about stitching history
Valentine Rose Pincushion
Valentine Rose Pincushion
Design by Nicoletta Farrauto of Nikyscreations
Give your pins and needles a safe place to rest with this simply elegant pincushion from Italian designer Nicoletta Farrauto. A trio of blooming beauties combines with a simple gold crown and vintage buttons for a pincushion that will be a favorite for years to come.
Victorian Hearts & Flowers
Victorian Hearts & Flowers
Design by Nancy Wahler of Faithwurks Designs
Fancy up your jewelry storage with this lovely design from Nancy Wahler. Stitched in hand-dyed Classic Colorworks floss, this design features a scrolling vine complete with lazy-daisy leaves and intricate spiderweb roses.
Watercolor Garden
Watercolor Garden
Design by Lee Fisher of StitchyFish Designs
A single bloom takes center stage in tihs latest design from Lee Fisher. Intricate and subtle shading brings each petal to life, and you can almost smell the heady aroma from one of spring's early blossoms.
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