Needleworking Department

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

  • Alphabet - Online Text Generator

    Make your own cross-stitch or backstitch pattern with this online cross-stitch text generator tool. Enter your own text and this tool will chart the design. Quick and easy!  From  StitchPoint

  • Alphabet - Online Text Generator

    Create your own patterns of words, sayings, poems, alphabets, etc. You can choose from several different sizes and styles of alphabets.

    There are options for sizes, fonts, width, height and color.  From

  • Craft Design Online

    Pattern Grid helps you create designs for crafts such as cross stitch, tapestry, beading, rug making, weaving and knitting.

    This is an online application which is easy to use to create your own cross stitch patterns.  From  Craft Design Online

  • Graph Paper

    This graph paper generator can be used for filet crochet, knitting, cross stitch, beadwork or any other craft that requires the use of graph paper.  From  JPF Crochet Club

  • Graph Paper - 14 Count

    This is a full page of printable graph paper in the 14 count size. For designing needlepoint or cross-stitch patterns.  From  Better Cross Stitch Patterns

    Free Adobe Reader is required to view this link. Click the icon to open a new browser window and download the Free Adobe Reader.

  • Graph Paper - 9 count

    A full page of printable graph paper in the 9 count size which is great for needlepoint and cross stitch patterns.  From  Better Cross Stitch Patterns

    Free Adobe Reader is required to view this link. Click the icon to open a new browser window and download the Free Adobe Reader.

  • Graph Paper - Excel Graph Paper

    Learn how to make your own graph paper using Microsoft Excel. This article will show you how to convert Excel worksheet into graph paper. The graph paper can be customized to your specific needs.  From  Addictive Tips

  • Graph Paper - Printable

    Many different formats of free printable graph paper with various counts per inch and styles.  From  Printable Paper

  • Graph Paper for Charted Designs

    Find many printable graph papers in different sizes to accommodate many types of patterns for cross-stitch or needlepoint.  From  StitchPoint

  • Plain Graph Paper PDF Generator

    Customize the graph paper to different size paper, different grid spacing per inch, different grid color and more.  From  Incompetech

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