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Needleworking Department Logo Have you ever wanted to learn different types of needlework?

This is the place to learn techniques for crafts such as blackwork, candlewicking, hardanger, redwork and ribbon embroidery, to name a few.

We provide free project ideas, free patterns and free samples on various needlework crafts. In addition, the department offers links to the top cross stitch sites on the Internet as well as cross stitch calculators and floss conversion charts.

Order supplies for your new craft through our online shopping center.




 

Recent Videos and Tutorials

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    Easter Basket

    Create an Easter basket with plastic canvas for an American Girl doll or 18" doll. This can also be used as an Easter decoration.

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    Feather Stitch (Video)

    How to do the feather stitch. This is a hand-embroidery decorative stitch which creates a vine or branch looking line.

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    Heart Ornament

    Learn how to make cute and simple heart ornaments from felt. This is a fun project even kid's can do.

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    How to End Yarn (Plastic Canvas Basics)

    Learn how to end yarn when working with plastic canvas.

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    Love You Keyring

    Do you need a quick DIY gift for someone special? Make this quick and fun keyring with plastic canvas. Free pattern and instructions.
    This project can be completed in an evening.

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    Patchwork Key Ring (Zipper Pull)

    Learn how to make a patchwork keyring (zipper pull) with plastic canvas.

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    Patriotic Flag Coaster

    How to make a plastic canvas patriotic flag coaster.

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    Wreath Ornament

    How to make a plastic canvas Christmas wreath ornament.

Book and Magazine Recommendations

  • Embroidery: Two-Year Calendar and Planner

    Embroidery: Two-Year Calendar and Planner

    Scott WillstonThis handy, economical 24-pocket calendar/planner covers December, 2018 through December, 2020. Includes prompts for daily notes and priorities, and to-do reminders. At 6 x 9 inches, this calendar fits in your pocket, purse, briefcase or backpack.

  • Punch Needle

    Punch Needle

    Cheryl Haynes, Sarah KnoerrPunch needle embroidery is a creative art that allows you to make stunning dimensional effects with one simple-to-learn stitch! In this book you will find patterns for various holidays as well as flowers, fruits, and plants that you can use all throughout the year. These unique punch needle designs and coordinating wool applique projects are a delight! The pieces are designed to inspire you with a new set of projects every month.

  • Cloth Paper Scissors (Magazine)

    Cloth Paper Scissors (Magazine)

    Cloth Paper Scissors covers many types of fiber arts and collage work, including rubber stamping, embroidery and book art.

Free Items of the Week

  • 4th of July Planter

    Create a patriotic planter with plastic-canvas flag hearts and a cross-stitch plant stake. The planter is assembled from inexpensive mat board or painted cardboard.  From  Favecrafts

New Stuff

  • Cross Stitch Guild

    Cross Stitch Guild

    hat cross stitchers have been waiting for! The official Cross Stitch Guild application. Really useful stitching tools include: * Shade cards for Madeira, DMC and Anchor - check list for personal stock and those you need to buy. * Colour converter for changing thread: brands and seeing colour...  From  iTunes

  • Cross Stitch Maker

    Cross Stitch Maker

    Draw realistic embroidery for free eCards and more! This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.  From  iTunes

  • Cross Stitch: Color by Number

    Cross Stitch: Color by Number

    Cross stitch and make your life more peaceful and comfortable! Discover a great variety of free sewing patterns: animals, florals, landscapes and etc., and find your favorite ones. Cross stitch easily, just choose color thread and tap on the canvas to sew a knot.  From  iTunes

  • My Cross Stitch Tracker

    My Cross Stitch Tracker

    it tracks your cross stitch inventory and allows you to manage your projects. My Cross Stitch Tracker has over 7,000 floss colors and major brands listed for easy inventory control.  From  Microsoft Windows App

  • SCHMETZ

    SCHMETZ

    This app provides a comprehensive reference to SCHMETZ needles for household sewing machines. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  From  iTunes

  • StitchSketch (Full Version)

    StitchSketch (Full Version)

    Design your own chart for your craft project! StitchSketch was developed by a creator of the popular software program "KG-Chart for Cross Stitch". This mobile version utilizes intuitive "touch" user interface of mobile devices.  From  iTunes

  • Thread Cache

    Thread Cache

    Thread Cache is a companion app for the TruEmbroidery 3 Software. It helps you keep track of your machine embroidery thread stock with a mobile “shopping list”. Upload your thread stock to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and note your thread purchases with the app as you visit different stores....  From  iTunes

  • Thread Tracker 117

    Thread Tracker 117

    Thread Tracker 117 is a simple application designed to help you keep track of your DMC Art 117 Threads (embroidery thread).  From  iTunes

  • Thread Tracker 4635

    Thread Tracker 4635

    Thread Tracker 4635 is a simple application designed to help you keep track of your Anchor Art 4635 Threads, it features all 494 colours in the Article 4635 range, including the new variegated range.  From  iTunes

  • ThreadTrackerC40

    ThreadTrackerC40

    Thread Tracker C40 is a simple application designed to help you keep track of you Madeira Classic 40 Threads, featuring all 355 colors in the Classic 40 range.  From  iTunes


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