Craft Site Directory - Cross Stitch counted cross stitch embroidery kits of Heirloom stitching converts cherished photographs into counted cross stitch likenew second-hand cross-stitch leaflets, books http://www.craftsitedirectory.com/crossstitch
Extractions: XThreadSamplers Welcome to Xthreadsamplers.com. I have been cross stitching for over 30 years. Most of my pieces are framed in vintage frames and I specialize in Halloween and vintage samplers. I use over dyed threads for a primitive and dimensional look to the finished work. I do consignment work and also list some pieces on ebay.
Aion Needlecrafts - UK Cross Stitch And Needlework Resource Original counted cross stitch and blackwork designs. UK needlework sites list. cross stitch penpals, friendly message forum, information for stitchers cross stitch or hand embroidery. samplers, florals, designs for children, astrology signs and more. cross stitch, Blackwork and Assisiwork style patterns. UK stitching Internet stitching scene http://www.aion-needlecrafts.co.uk/
Extractions: Aion Designs UK Sites List Forums Cross stitch Penpals ... Resource Library Welcome! If this is your first visit to "Aion" you'll find there are a number of very different areas that make up this distinctly British site with something for everyone interested in cross stitch or hand embroidery. Enjoy your visit!
Cross-stitching Creative hand Shoppe is an online counted cross stitch shop offering a wide selection of cross stitch books. honest worke in hand English samplers from the Seventeenth The Evolution of samplers embroidery and Sampler Time Line A prize winning cross stitch and counted thread sampler. http://www.geocities.com/kiazi79/paper.html
Extractions: Used with Permission. Have you ever seen cross stitching products? What do you think about cross stitching? These days, DIY ( Do It Yourself ) is very common, and people enjoy and make DIY products. Maybe you are a person who enjoys and is crazy about DIY products: To make something by oneself for personal fulfillment. So they love and are mad in products. Cross stitching is one kind of DIY. It is also one kind of needlework made with X-shaped stitches, and it is easier and more enjoyable than the other crafts. This paper will explain about DIY, the history of cross stitching, cross stitching materials, and how to cross stitch. TOP Verso (2000) says that cross stitching has a long history. Before looking at the history of cross stitch, we must look back to the very beginnings of embroidery, since it is only relatively recently that cross stitch has been used as the sole stitch in a piece. The earliest incomplete of embroidered cloth includes cross stitch and dates back to the sixth or seventh centuries AD. It was found in a Coptic tomb in Upper Egypt, where it was prevented by the dry desert climate. By the eleventh century, the most famous of all early embroideries, the Bayeux tapestry, was being worked. This is not actually a tapestry in the strict sence (that is, a woven textile), but an embroidery, describing the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
Making Embroidery Samples No 1 or 12 pearl cotton thread for hand whip stitching Ribband counted cross Stitch Trimby Bucilla (Natural, 1 or beading needles; Scissors; embroidery needle size http://www.beadwrangler.com/samplers/embroidery1/making_embroidery_samples1.htm
Extractions: to move around Beadwrangler's. E General Instructions Thread the embroidery needle with thick thread, double it, about 40" putting 20" on each side. Make a knot in the end and cut off the excess thread. Take the needle through the counted fabric from the back to front, at the top left or right edge, beginning in the 2 nd stitch from the top. Make sure the thread is taut and take the needle from the front to back over the top of the fabric and back through the next stitch: making a loop around the edge of the fabric, continue to the end. Then turn the piece to the back side, pull the needle through all the stitches to the other end and cut off the excess thread. For each row of beads in each sample, thread the beading/sharps needle with beading thread, double it, about 40" placing 20" on each side. Make a knot in the end and cut off the excess thread ends. Knots are not used in most thread embroidery, however, when stitching with beads the thread requires knots at the beginning and ending of stitch rows to keep the beads from pulling loose. Use Fray Stop on the knot to make sure it does not come loose. I use a disposable lighter on my beading thread ends. Each time a row is finished, make a knot, cut off the excess thread and begin the next row with new thread. Pull the thread taut after each stitch. Each time beads are strung onto the fabric, take the needle through to the back side, pull the thread taut. By alternating the bead colors, the thread path is easy to identify. Each count begins in the stitch following the last bead stitched.
Extractions: with a long term illness Designers Stitches of Mine: Original machine embroidery designs puk-design: Some really nice designs here. I personally really like Her Lady In Red. Also has free designs. Gallactic Gallery: Specializes in simple, fun and artistic patterns for everyone Mosaic Expressions Designs: Very colourful ethnic cross stitch designs of people and places around the world. Stitches'N'Stones Cross Stitch original patterns of all kinds All Cross Stitch: Unique patterns you won't find anywhere else. Berlin Embroidery: Packed full of interesting embroidery kits and information on commissions and classes. Photo Stitchery's Cross Stitch Club. Your online source for counted cross stitch patterns you won't find anywhere else. Stitched UP A small customer-friendly cross stitch design company providing bright, modern designs. Cross-Stitch-Art.com Patterns and kits from the art nouveau and art deco periods. Mearnscraft: A site devoted to Scottish cross-stitch. Producing a range of Tapestry and Cross Stitch Kits celebrating the beauty of Ireland.
Extractions: Blue Whale Designs Liberty, MO Welcome to my website! This year marks my 22nd year in business - 1979 to 2001. Now, after 22 years in the wonderfully traditional world of quilting, it's exciting to combine such traditions with today's technology and communicate on the internet. Thanks for visiting - sit back, relax, and browse awhile. And if you have anything to share, I'Id love to hear from you. You can write to me at: Blue Whale Designs 120 S. Terrace Liberty, MO 64068 But why do that when you can E-Mail me at: WhaleWeb@AOL.com Either way, have fun, get inspired, make a quilt! Brown Dog Stitches New Bern, NC Welcome to Brown Dog Stitches , home of over 30 original cross-stitch and counted thread designs which range from samplers to whimsey. Of course, it is also home to our Brown Dogs, (for whom our company is named): Thomas, Edward, Wallis, McKinley, and Beatrice. So, come, sit, and have a look; we have a little something for every level of stitcher. Be sure to check out the Brown Dogs and our staff!
Stitching Page The Caron Collection hand-dyed variegated Needleworks - Lots of fun stitchingstuff with specializing in hardanger embroidery, counted cross stitch, silk http://home.epix.net/~gabriels/stitch.html
Extractions: My passion for counted cross stitching was revived by my discovery of the RCTN (rec.crafts.textiles.needlework) newsgroup. This worldwide group of stitchers is not shy! There is a wealth of information and knowledge to be gained from the broad experience of it's contributors. WARNING! Subscribing to this newsgroup can cause reduction of valuable stitching time! There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of stitching sites on the WWW. These are a few of my favorites. Stitchers' Pages Kathy Dyer's Page - The founder of RCTN. Contains the RCTN FAQ, Humor and hundreds of links. A stitchers gold mine! CameoRoze's Stitcher's Studio - Lots of links from this frequent host of AOL's needlework chat rooms. Needlework Home Page - Martha Beth's page packed full of tips, tricks, biography, designs and free charts from a fellow RCTNer and SOCX instructor. Examplar's Stitching Page - The place for the sampler lover, and if you're not one, she may convert you. Karin's Cross Stitch Page - Maintainer of the support groups for some of the more challenging projects plus the Theresa Wentzler seminar notes. Christine-Ann's Homepage - UK stitcher with aion designs, UK magazine list and @ badge chart.
Britain And Ireland Links and samplers Janet Granger Designs Miniature embroidery kits 1 work landscape panelsin handdyed variegated Specializing in Hardanger and counted cross stitch. http://www.stitchability.co.uk/britain_and_ireland_links.htm
Extractions: Our Designing Friends Cross My Heart A wide variety of patterns, from angels to wizards. Dragon Dreams Designs Fantasy designs. Christmas, florals, architectural, Jacobean, bell pulls, antique toys, seashells, samplers, birds, and primitives. Nancy Spruance Designs Finely-detailed Victorian house designs. Stitchworks A needlework shop that carries whimsical chart designs. Wooly Dreams Design Imaginative, colorful hand-painted needlepoint canvas, as well as cross stitch designs. DMC Corporation Floss, threads, etc. Framecraft One of the UK's leading publishers of cross stitch booklets and chart packs, Framecraft distributes many speciality products for the needlework market, including many of the porcelain, wood, and crystal jars featured on our Silken Wings Kits pages. Hoffman Distributing Inc. Wholesale distributor of counted cross stitch books to retail needlework shops. Nordic Needle Inc Hardanger embroidery, counted cross stitch, silk ribbon embroidery, Brazilian embroidery, tatting, and other fine embroideries.
Extractions: Sampler Threads Teresa Wentzler Design Listing Teresa Wentzler Floss lists Favorite X-stitch sites ... Other sites /stitchery/needlework.html /stitchery/needlework.html A Gallery of Quilt Stitches in Action A Needlepoint Shop called NOVA(800) 845-8594 H13H16 ... Who is behind HCN? All moans, groans, bitches, gripes, and complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellarine Cross Stitch And Craft Creative hand counted cross stitch supplies sold here embroidery Art Specialists- Create A cross and stitching including counted cross stitch, needlepoint http://www.vicstitch.com/webcontent10.htm
Needlework Crafts ( 468 Human Selected Links ) 100 Sewing Links counted cross Stitch, Needlework embroidery -Artistry in stitching-Clara Fitzgerald's Stitches -XQ Silk hand embroidery -Young Embroiderers http://www.cbel.com/needlework_crafts/
Sharon's Needlearts Stitching Page Offe's Designs Sew 'n Tell Machine embroidery Steph's Home cross Country StitchingElegant Stitch Elm House cross Stitch Heart in hand Homespun Samplar http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/6235/xspage.htm
Extractions: Websites Links to the great wide world of stitchery AOL Stitchers' Sites CameoRoze's Stitcher's Studio Dancing Needle Designs Samplers in the traditional style NEEDLEMANIA KitKatt2's site - home of the Stitcher's Yellow Pages Examplar's Stitching Page A wonderful page for sampler lovers (AOL stitchers, do you have a stitchery homepage? Let me list it here.) General Sites Counted Cross Stitch, Needlework, and Stitchery Page Kathy Dyer's informative site - you want itit's here! Has a list of shops and retail sites online. Tutorials Reticella Lace needlemade lace Needlearts Mall Blackwork Embroidery Archives nice clear patterns - info on costume use Whitework Bookmark Classic Stitches stitch glossary with illustrations Ribbon Embroidery Stitches HobbyCraft Network Colonial Knot Martha Beth Lewis - good description, no graphic French Knot NeedleArts Mall Japanese Knot NeedleArts Mall Montenegrin Stitch on the Diagonal NeedleArts Mall Picot Stitches NeedleArts Mall Six-way Cross NeedleArts Mall Smyrna Cross NeedleArts Mall 2Busy Stitching Designer Christmas ornaments and Stitcher With Attitude @ symbol chart to show you're an online stitcher Couture's Cross Stitch Place Bow pattern - also a "looking for..." page
Welcome To Kreinik Metallic Threads making, crazy quilting (hand and machine), crewel, crochet, cross stitch/counted Donot use an embroidery hoop with silk thread in hand stitchery, as the http://www.kreinik.com/HTML/threads/silk_serica.html
Extractions: Cross stitch patterns and kits, patchwork fabrics and threads. Join the fabric club! ACCENT ON CROSS STITCH Unique Australian kits with whimsical subjects designed from original artwork. AILSA'S CROSS STITCH Counted Cross Stitch, from a Tasmanian Country Garden. Beautiful little Australian bird patterns... plus a FREE chart! Needles, threads, notions, books, patterns, etc. Plus an excellent selection of hints, tips and FAQ's. ANNE'S GLORY BOX Special exclusive needlecraft kits, cloth dolls, needlework, bears, patchwork, shows, classes, workshops... and more! ARTECY CROSS STITCH We have hundreds of modern and unique cross stitch patterns free for you to print. Only $15.00 AUD yearly membership fee.We also offer photo-to-chart service. See our free US and Australian flag patterns.
Extractions: - N to Z - NEEDLECRAFT A New Zealand site. Embroidery and Patchwork Supplies, VIP Club, On-Line ordering facility. OBSESSION: CROSS STITCH ORANA ORIGINALS Exclusive Australian and Aboriginal designs. Both kits and charts only. Commissions taken. Cross stitch, hookrugs, tapestry, and needlework available. PHOTOTHREADS Cross stitch patterns and kits based on the designers own photographs of Australian landscapes, flora and fauna. ROSS ORIGINALS Beautiful, detailed designs including ... Australian birds and animals, the big cats, flowers, horses, Egyptian, trains, Harley Davidsons and many more. SARAH L RICKETTS Original cross stitch designs, personalised and custom made designs plus charts generated from your own photographs. SHARRON BOGGON'S HOMEPAGE Needlework stitch dictionary with detailed descriptions and illustrations for over 60 different stitches. Plus an interesting history of samplers. SNUTKI POLISH SPIDER WEB EMBROIDERY Explains the history and requirements for this exquisite Polish embroidery technique, and where to obtain a book about it. STADIA HANDCRAFTS Counted cross stitch and canvas work. On-line tutorials coming soon.
Needlework Links Crafts Unlimited Over 1350 counted cross stitch and Shoppe Classes, kits and informationon hand embroidery. Pegasus Originals Inc crossstitch, Needlepoint http://www.berlinembroidery.com/links.htm
Extractions: NEEDLEWORK LINKS L inks are a major gateway to some very interesting sites that may not come up when using a search engine. Please find below some embroidery and cross-stitch links that you may find interesting and helpful. If you would like to exchange links Email me , Tanja All links are on this page, scroll down or click for the desired links. Authentic Embroidery (African, Chinese, Japanese etc.) Cross-stitch And Needl epoint Designers ... Web Stores (selling lamps, frames and kits) AUTHENTIC EMBROIDERY (African, Chinese, Japanese etc.) African Folklore Embroidery: African Folklore Embroidery originated in South Africa. The Ndebele women of Southern Africa who are famous for their beautiful and colorful handcrafted work inspired the designs for simple embroidery kits; worth checking out. Armenian Embroidery: This web site is specifically for Armenian embroidery of Marash origin.
ACCENTS IN STITCHES Linen Fee $29 Begin the new year cross stitching on linen. $46 Enter the world ofhardanger embroidery with a klosters, eyelets, doves eye and hand hemming http://www.stitching.com/accents/
Extractions: New Orleans is ranked as one of the top places in the US to visit. It is a large city with a small city feel. If you are fortunate enough to visit our city and meet some "real New Orleanians", you will find that they are the friendliest, warmest people you may ever know. They will welcome you with open arms. We have listed here a selection of cross stitch charts that depict the culture of the city. You will see a large selection of charts related to food. That's because in New Orleans we live to eat. Our food is sooooo good. And you can always find a place to eat that open - no matter the time of day or night. Some of the best eateries are neighborhood restaurants. Next to our food, we pride ourselves on the diverse architecture of the city. Many charts feature this architecture. And of course, there's always Mardi Gras. It's the biggest party on earth. Although it officially begins on January 6th (King's Day or Twelfth Night), we are fond of saying there are two seasons in New Orleans, Mardi Gras and pre-Mardi Gras. Pre-Mardi Gras begins on Ash Wednesday (the day after Mardi Gras) when the krewes begin planning for the next year.