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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 Embroidery

Learn the history of Assisi work embroidery and find lovely Assisi embroidery free patterns to make this unique form of embroidery where the design is blank and the background is filled with stitches.

Bargello Needlepoint

Learn all about Bargello needlepoint, also known as Florentine, with detailed tutorials, stitch instructions, and free Bargello needlepoint patterns.

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 to cross stitch with great videos and tutorials showing the types of cross stitch stitches, the difference between counted cross stitch and printed cross stitch, and even cross stitch stitches!


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

Learn all about needle felting, with basic tutorials showing how to needle felt, an introduction to needle felting supplies, and all of the information to get started with this fun and creative craft


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 Embroidery

Learn the art of punch needle embroidery, including Japanese punch needle embroidery known as Bunka embroidery.

Redwork Embroidery

Learn the vintage art of redwork embroidery which is gaining popularity! This page is full of free redwork embroidery patterns and designs.

Ribbon Embroidery

Find romantic ribbon embroidery designs along with ribbon embroidery stitches! This page has great resources for beginners and advanced stitchers alike!


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 unfinished projects around the house? We have collected articles on ideas and hints on how to finish those projects called UFOs or UnFinished Objects yourself.


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