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Needlework - Video Tutorials

Learn how to do all types of needlework - cross stitch, embroidery, etc., with these informational videos. Learning to by viewing videos is easier than reading instructions and looking at illustrations.

Assisi Work

Assisi work is a type of counted-thread emboridery and was named after the village of Assisi in Italy where the method originated. For this technique the main design is left blank and the background is filled embroidery stitches.

Bargello Needlepoint

Bargello (Florentine) is a needlepoint stitch which results in a zigzag design. The links below offer tutorials, stitch instructions, books and project ideas for using the Bargello Stitch (Florentine Stitch).

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Bead Embroidery

An explosive, interesting craft - bead embroidery. Learn about bead embroidery here.

Blackwork Embroidery

Blackwork or Spanish Blackwork is a form of embroidery using black silk on white or off-white linen.

Brazilian Embroidery

What is Brazilian Embroidery? How do you do Brazilian Embroidery. Learn more about Brazilian embroidery at these sites.

Candlewicking & Whitework

The nearly lost needlework called candlewicking or whitework is described and explained, with many links to various sources

Chicken Scratch Embroidery

History and description of traditional needlework called chicken scratch, along with links to tutorials

Crewel Embroidery

Description of crewel and Jacobean embroidery, along with free patterns, stitch tutorials, and suggestions for crewel embroidery yarns and threads.

Cross Stitch

Learn how to cross stitch. Cross stitch is a form of counted thread embroidery or printed fabric cross stitch Learn all about cross stitching from the fabrics used, to the stitches, to the notions and tools of cross stitches. Learn the basics and advanced techniques.


Here you will find links to embroidery pages containing books, stitch tutorials, notions such as needle and floss, and many embroidery tips.

Filet Lace

Filet lace is one of the oldest techniques for lacemaking. It is also referred to an net lace, lacis, filet brode. The techniques involved hand-making a square-mesh net foundation and filling in a portion to make a design.


Hardanger is a type of embroidery where a portion of the fabric threads are removed and embroidered around to form a lacy effect.

Needle Felting

Needle felting is the technique of using a felting needles either by hand or machine to interlock and compact wool fibers into a pattern or design on fabric or felt.


The basics of needlepoint using yarn on canvas, patterns, and stitches used on the canvas.


Needleweaving is also known as Teneriffe Embroidery, Polka Spiderweb, Pinweaving. Learn more about this lace technique.

Paper Embroidery

Paper embroidery instructions, history, stitch guide and more.

Plastic Canvas

Plastic canvas, a firm base for needlepoint projects, can be used to create 3-dimensional pieces by using a large needle and yarn..

Punch Needle

In punch needle embroidery a design is stitched on fabric using a punch needle.

Redwork Embroidery

Redwork is the technique of using red embroidery floss and stitching on muslin squares using the outline embroidery stitch. The squares can be sewn together to make quilts, pillow or any other imaginative project.

Ribbon Embroidery

The art of ribbon embroidery is a three dimensional artwork working ribbon and classic stithces.


Smocking is a form of embroidery that is worked on pleated fabric.

Stumpwork Embroidery

Stumpwork is a embroidery needlework art of dimensional, raised texture embroidery.

Swedish Weave (Huck Weaving)

Here you will find the basic foundations of Swedish Weave, Huck Weaving or Huck Embroidery and free sources for patterns to create beautiful designs.


Tatting is a knotted lace formed with thread and shuttle and an embellishment for all types of projects.

Alphabet and Text Generators (Free)

Lots of alphabet patterns which can be used for cross stitching, needlepoint or other projects.

Apps for Needlework (iPhone/iPad)

This is a list of apps to be used on your Smartphone or Tablet that are helpful for needlework: cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint.

Favorite Needlework Sites

Here is a list of our favorite websites and blogs that are all things needlework....cross stitch, embroidery, hardanger, crewel and more. These are sites that we love and would personally recommend to our visitors. So take a look at some of our favorite. . .(more)

Free Needleart Catalogs

Do you still like to thumb through catalogs to shop for needle-art supplies and kits?  Or to get inspiration for creating a unique project?  Find catalogs for cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery and other needlework crafts below.

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Find over 600 FREE projects for cross stitch, plastic canvas, needlepoint, embroidery, blackwork, hardanger and more.

Labels & Journaling

Labeling a cross stitch projects is important - telling who made it, when, etc. Cross stitch project journal tells about a project.

Needlework Organization

Needlework guilds, clubs and groups.

Needlework Shop Locater

Find a needlework shop.

Cross-stitch & Needlework Pattern Generators

Click for 20+ of the best cross-stitch and needlework pattern maker applications. Create your own patterns for cross-stitch or needlework with these free and paid pattern generators.

Printable Graph Paper

Grid or Graph paper is useful for creating cross stitch or needlework patterns. This page is full of more than 15 different graph papers you can print for FREE

Shows & Conventions

Learn about, how and where you can find needlework shows and conventions.


How to make a tassel. Free instructions and illustrations on how to make tassels.

Thread Color Charts & Checklists

Browse our extensive list of thread color charts for floss, beads and more. Including all major brands DMC, Anchor, Caron, JP Coats, Kreinik.

Thread Conversion Charts

Find embroidery thread conversion charts for floss, wool, used for needlework. Conversion charts for brands DMC, Anchor, Bucilla, Cosmo Seasons and more.

UFO's (UnFinished Objects)

Do you have a unfinished projects around the house? These articles have ideas and hints on how to finish those projects called UFOs or UnFinished Objects. Learn more....

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