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.

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  • Simply Redwork

    Simply Redwork

    Helen Stubbings19 charming projects that are simple and fun, including a change purse, a penny square quilt, home décor, and seasonal items. Projects are easy to complete: short, sweeet, and easily done in an evening or weekend

  • 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.

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  • Blanket Stitch (Video)

    Blanket Stitch (Video)

    This video tutorial is on how to do the blanket stitch. The blanket stitch got its name because the stitch was used to hold down the edge of a blanket. This decorative stitch is used as an edge stitch to finish seams, to apply appliqué to a project and decorate crazy quilts.  From

  • Cross Stitch Embroidery

    Cross Stitch Embroidery

    Create your own cross stitch patterns from any picture with Cross Stitch Embroidery. PATTERN DESIGN IN A FEW STEPS: - upload an image from your device - change the pixels dimension - adjust the number of colors you want to use - choose a canvas and a threads manufacturer - save a pattern in PDF...  From  ITunes

  • Cross-Stitch World

    Cross-Stitch World

    Enjoy doing Cross-Stitch patterns on your Tablet or Mobile device without threading a needle or risking a pricked finger! Cross-Stitch World comes with over a thousand beautiful patterns to work on, just select the right color thread and click to place stitches - it's simple! Featuring incredibly...  From  ITunes

  • Floss Converter

    Floss Converter

    Floss Converter converts between the four major vendors of cross-stitch floss--Anchor, DMC, J&P Coats, and Sullivans. Simply type in a floss number and select a vendor, and tap search. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  From  iTunes

  • Hardanger - Beginning Hardanger

    Hardanger topics, i.e, counting, stitches, bars, cutting, kloster and more.  From  Over the Moon Designs

  • Kitty Ensemble Plastic Canvas Psttern

    Kitty Ensemble Plastic Canvas Psttern

    Make this cute set of kittens to adore your home or give as a gift to your cat loving friends or family.
    This cute set includes a tissue cover, a welcome sign and a doorstop.

    Get this pattern now!  From  Affiliate Link at Annie's Craft Store

  • Stitched—Cross-stitch Patterns

    Stitched—Cross-stitch Patterns

    Use this specially created app to create patterns out of photos for cross stitching. Stitched generates cross-stitch patterns using images from the Photo Library. Stitched allows for fine tuning of patterns. Filter the source source image, change the stitch size and thickness, select particular...  From  iTune

  • Tassel


    A video tutorial on how to make a tassel.  From

  • X-Stitch App

    X-Stitch App

    X-Stitch is an easy-to-use app designed by cross stitchers for cross stitchers. X-Stitch includes Journal, Inventory and Shopping List modules. The Journal lets you categorize and track all your projects, add photos, document the start and finish dates, and keep detailed project notes.  From  iTunes

  • XStitcher


    Are you one of those cross stitchers who can never keep track of all your FLOSS? This app allows you to keep track of which DMC FLOSS you own. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  From  iTunes

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