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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  •  Plastic Canvas Snowflakes

    Plastic Canvas Snowflakes

    Celebrate winter with 7 glistening snowflakes made using white yarn, silver metallic cord and 5- or 7-count plastic canvas.  From  Affiliates Link to Annie's

  • Cross stitch calculator

    This cross stitch calculator will come in handy if you wish to find out the finished design size on a certain fabric. Counted embroidery techniques such as cross stitch and blackwork are worked from a chart.  From  Needlework Tips & Techniques

  • Cross Stitch Fabric Calculator

    Calculate the correct size of your cross stitch fabric for your project right here on the page. They also have a handy smartphone app version available.  From  Stitching the Night Away

  • Eyelet Hole Embroidery Stitch

    How to make the eyelet embroidery stitch.  From  French Knots

  • Graph Paper Generator

    This page has all kinds of printable graph paper with options to print different densities of boxes and many different types: multi-color, circle grid, accented grid, dots, boxes, cross grid, hex box and more.

    This page even includes many patterns like hexagonal, knitting grid, triangle, brick, Celtic knot, circles, diamonds, tumbling blocks and more. All are also customizable to your needs!  From  Incompetech

  • 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

  • Rhodes Stitch

    Kreinik has diagrams for doing three different Rhodes stitch - Rhodes Diamond, Rhodes Octagon, Rhodes Heart.  From  Kreinik

  • Rhodes Stitch and Variations

    The Rhodes stitch adds texture and a 3-dimensional effect to your needlework. Learn how to make the Rhodes stitch.  From  Needlework Tips and Techniques

  • Whipped Backstitch

    Written directions with simple drawing showing how to make the whipped backstitch which is typically worked in contrasting floss colors.  From  Annie's Attic

  • Zig Zag Chain Stitch

    Drawing and written directions to make the zig zag chain stitch. The chains in this stitch do not do not follow each other in a straight line like the chain stitch, but alternate to give a zig zag pattern.  From  Your Choice Needlework

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