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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).

This stitch technique is also known as the Florentine Stitch.

Bead Embroidery

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

Blackwork Embroidery

Blackwork is a traditional needlework technique worked with black thread on ecru or white colored linen.

Brazilian Embroidery

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

Candlewicking & Whitework

Candlewicking also known as whitework is a traditional needlework technique of white on white embroidery. Usually the stitches used were colonial or french knots along with stem stitch.

Chicken Scratch

Chicken Scratch is also known as snowflaking, gingham embroidery and Amish embroidery. It is usually worked on a gingham check in order to have a lacy look. Find chicken scratch tutorials, information, free chicken scratch projects and stitches used.

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.


Embroidery is an ornamental needlework using needle, thread, and a variety of stitches to decorate a fabric with patterns and designs.

Crewel Embroidery

Crewel embroidery is surface embroidery using wool and a variety of different embroidery stitches creating a slightly raised feature on the fabric.

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.


Needlepoint dates back hundreds of years and is a traditional art form of counted embroidery worked with a threaded needle to stitch a design over the threads of a 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

As the name suggests, plastic canvas is a artwork using a variety of needlepoint stitches to create a design on plastic canvas. Fantastic three-dimensional project can be created.

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.


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

Are you looking for needlework apps for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad? Here are some cross stitch apps, cross stitch pattern maker app, embroidery apps, and plastic canvas apps which may be of interest. Included are Magazine, cross stitch color converters, calculators, floss converters, stitch trackers, needle, stitch guide, pattern creation, thread trackers, and more!

Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod device can be very helpful to your cross-stitch, embroidery, or other needlework hobbies.  These apps can help you convert floss colors, track your stitches, create patterns, and even track your thread stash.  

Browse through our extensive list of apps and find the perfect companion for your hobby. 

For example, the Cross Stitch Embroidery app will take any photo and convert it to a cross stitch pattern.  Stitch any design you desire with this app.

There are so many apps listed we cannot feature them all.  Browse through and find one for yourself.  Most are either free or low cost.

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.

This is a comprehensive alphabetically list of manufacturers and stores that have free crafting and hobby catalogs you can request mailed to your home.  Most of the free catalogs can be delivered to your mailbox but a few are only available online.

Request one of the free catalogs or request them all and see how much fun it can be shopping from the comfort of your home.


Welcome to free needlework projects and patterns page. We offer hundreds of free needlework projects for you to enjoy and use. We have a large selection of FREE needlework, cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, plastic canvas patterns and projects and more. NEEDLEPOINTERS.COM IS CONTINUALLY ADDING NEW PROJECTS AND PATTERNS. ALL FREE! Have fun browsing through the categories.

Interesting Links

Interesting needlework links.

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 Generator

Find more than 20 of the best cross-stitch and needlework pattern maker applications all in one place.  

Have you ever wanted to create your own cross-stitch or needlepoint patterns?  Make your own cross-stitch or needlework patterns with these pattern maker applications and web sites.    

Below are many links to cross stitch and needlework pattern generators. These applications or web sites will help you create cross stitch or needlework patterns from photos, phrases, sayings, poems or images.

Whether you want to create your own needlework design or you want to create a pattern from a photo, you will find some online and downloadable generators here. Some downloadable applications work on an iPhone or iPad.

Design your own patterns for knitting, crochet, cross-stitch or needlepoint.

Printable Graph Paper

15+ Printable Graph Paper (Grid Paper)

Graph or grid paper is used for many types of craft projects.  It can be used for creating designs for needlepoint, cross-stitch or quilting.  The uniform squares make a perfect place to draw designs.  Add the colors in and then stitch out a project.

This Graph or Grid paper can also be used for school math assignments when graphing is required.  

Below we have many sources for free printable graph paper.  Print some on your own printer and never run out of graph paper.

What is Grid or Graph Paper?

Grid and/or graph paper is a paper which is printed with horizontal and vertical lines which form squares on the paper.  The lines are quite fine in order to allow for drawing on the page.  The lines section the paper which makes it perfect for designing needlepoint or cross-stitch patterns.

This paper is also used in engineering and math problems.  It's wonderful for Art projects too.

It is also known as Axis Paper since it has lines going on both the X & Y axis making it easy to draw graphs.

Graph papers are printed with a certain number of squares per inch.  

How do I use graph paper for making needlepoint or cross-stitch patterns?

Find a free printable graph paper from the links below.  The paper can be printed with your home printer.

Each block on the paper would represent a square on your needlepoint or cross-stitch fabric.   Draw on your paper the pattern you would like to make.  Indicate which colors to be used by using different color pencils.  Another way to indicate different colors is to use a code for each color and then provide a legend/decode on the page.

Once you have the drawing finalized, the pattern can be stitched onto canvas or cross-stitch fabric.



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

This Thread Color Charts and Checklist page contains links to many different thread color charts and checklists which are helpful when shopping.  Keep track of the colors you have on hand so you don't buy duplicates while at the store.  These handy color charts and checklists will help!

We have many handy thread color charts and shopping lists for floss and beads including DMC, Anchor, Caron, JP Coats, Kreinik and many more.  Many different varieties of thread checklists in each brand are available.

Also included are some handy applications for phone or tablets to keep track of thread colors so you will always know the threads you have purchased.

Pin or bookmark this page so you will be able to find the checklists when you need them.

Thread Conversion Charts

Find links to many different thread conversion charts available on the internet.  We have conversion charts for Floss, stitches, beads, thread, and more.

We have conversion charts and apps for converting various brand floss colors to DMC Floss. Convert various brands of flower thread, perle cotton, silks, rayon floss from one brand to another.  Convert bead colors between brands.  

Convert DMC to many different brands of floss, too many to list!  If you are looking for a thread, floss, or bead conversion chart or app, this is where to look.

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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