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Needlework News September 2022

The latest news, events, products, and patterns from Stitch Influencers in:

Cross-Stitch, Hand Embroidery, Needlepoint, Bargello, and Plastic Canvas

The Front Page is for daily updates, but it gets wiped clean for the new month! You can catch up by clicking the menu items of your favorite stitch genre at the top of the blog or underneath each heading below. Then look for Weekly Wednesday.

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Needlework Industry News


On the web:

  • 2023 Nashville Needlework Market is from March 3, 2023 – March 5, 2023 and they already have a list of exhibitors and shops on their website
  • Hoops & Crosses lets us know that the UK Royal Mail is planning a strike in this IG Post (unless they come to an agreement)
  • For designers, makers and others interested in Instagram’s Reels Play Bonus Program, embroidery designer Emily June gives an honest review of the program and spoiler alert: it’s not great
Michaels Framing

Community News

Craftivism / Fundraisers

Featured in Craftivism:

Balochi Moons, an exclusive pattern designed for #moonandstarsforpksal

By Maryam of Marroomy Crafts

~ “It’s inspired by Balochi needle art, a shared craft between Baloch people of Pakistan and Iran. To get this pattern you need to donate to Care.org and their flood relief efforts in Pakistan…”

See more details on Maryam’s Instagram post.

  • Austitch Charity Auction 2022 is supporting the Austin Bat Refuge choose from bat-related cross-stitch patterns and leave a donation, runs through October via Ko-fi.com/austitch
  • Jody of Satsuma Street (website) has a kaleidoscope of sunflowers pattern called Sunburst (Etsy) a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to the World Central Kitchen for Ukraine
  • Maryam and Nitya ask that you stitch anything with a moon and star motifs for the #MoonandStarsforPKsal fundraiser inspired by the Pakistan flag
  • #MarathonForMMIWG2S is a collection of stitchers you can sponsor with proceeds going to Stop Violence Against Native Women via 99pledges stitchers will be doing 100 hours between September 1st and October 31st
  • The Craft Xperimentalist is also contributing to #MarathonForMMIWG2S with donations from the sale of their buttons and needleminders going to Stop Violence Against Native Women
  • Eva of Monsterous Designs offers an abortion rights pattern on Ko-fi with funds from the purchase going to National Network of Abortion Funds abortionfunds.org
  • Teresa of Screaming Heart Design has a fundraiser with her video game sampler where proceeds go to NAACP to end racial inequality
  • The Craft Xperimentalist has lit the Fires of Passion with this pattern for a cause and proceeds will go to reproductive freedom and gender affirming healthcare (website)
  • Elle of StitchSprout has a fundraiser pattern for Kentucky flood relief via Etsy

Fall / Winter Holidays

Cultural Heritage

  • New from Aya Rosen is Shana Tova a small cross-stitch pattern in time for Rosh Ha’shana available on Gumroad
  • Ancient Sage Designs added to her collection of Kashmir, Indian ceramic inspiration with Two Floral Cross Stitch Tile Patterns, Mughal Flowers and Vase #2 & #3
  • Nuri of Shaded Stitchery has a new series inspired by motifs in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture online archives starting with Closely Kept #1 Digital Cross Stitch Pattern available on her Gumroad
  • Bella Filipina Designs has a new fancy lady with Celestial Daughter of Bathala deity of the stars, she kicks off the first of the ‘Ber’ months which is when Filipinos actually begin Christmas celebrations being the longest running the world (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Maryam has released the last piece to her Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection with Borders that include options for borders and corners on Marroomy Crafts on Gumroad
  • Ana Aguayo of Peruvian Flair shares another Pre-Columbian design with us: Chimu Birds Cross Stitch Digital Pattern via Etsy
  • Shazeeda of Ancient Sage Designs added to her Kashmir Indian Floral patterns with Mughal Flowers and Vase #3 available on Etsy
  • The team at MiRuMakes says Happy Diwali/Deepavali with this adorable sampler on their website

Pop Culture / Tabletop / Video Games

Goth / Witchy / Cottagecore

  • Steph of Fine Frog Stitching delights my RPG heart with her Potion of Swiftness featuring a cauldron and book
  • Lindsay of Tusk and Cardinal added Wolf’s Bane to her poisonous plants garden on Etsy
  • The Witchy Stitcher has a divine pattern of green on black fabric with a garden of Poisonous Plants (Etsy, website) previously part of Starlight Stitchery’s Poison Garden box
  • Una Buena Pieza listed Fungi Garden and Mini Fungi Garden to her Etsy patch
  • Sew Nerdy By Breigh was able to catch a Will-o’-the-Wisp, see it in her Etsy shoppe
  • Fine Frog Stitching says “The ground rumbles, and through the trees you spy a house. But it’s… walking. On chicken legs. Oh dear.” (website, Etsy)
  • The latest design from Flossy Fox Shop is this Snow White Retelling where Snow is a Fox and the dwarves are frogs including lots of colorful motifs so hop on over to Etsy
  • The second in this colorful series from Sprouting Lupine Brewing Cauldrons Bundle #2 on Etsy
  • Monsterous Designs has a collaboration kit with with artist Bones and Blankets of a detailed Vampire Bat design and sticker sheet available on Etsy
  • BAD Stitch recently added Vanity of the Moon to their Etsy and Ko-fi shops
  • CryptidxStitch is an upcoming shop on Etsy with several new patterns, come take a look
  • Etsy shop SpiderxStitch says Hell is empty and all of the devils are here (well that explains a lot)
  • Kitchen Witch is a new pattern from Sterling Stitches exclusive to Evertote with the option to add Leo&Roxy Floss colors in Chalkboard, Grunge, Smoke, and Silver Birch
  • Cozy Necromancer’s Room is an adorable new design from Flossy Fox Shop (Etsy, Ko-fi) and hop over to Andrea’s Instagram to read a cute background story
  • The Laurel Witch has a #BlackSamplerNovember pattern for us with Hex Signs available on her website
  • Ukrainian designer Alina of Happy Little Mouse added Owl and Toadstool pattern to her Etsy shop
  • Mystic Sampler – Flora & Fauna, Magic & Myth is a new beauty by The Laurel Witch on her website
  • Mushroom Cottage is a new pattern by designer Pamela of Foxglove And Crow on Etsy
  • The Stitched Witch just listed this gorgeous Luna Mortem moth design to their Etsy shop
  • Etsy shop Teeny Weeny X Stitch has a great new pattern with 20 Mushroom Monsters Cross Stitch Mini Pattern Set
  • Tarot Bag Cross Stitch Pattern in Violet is new from The Bad Witch Crafts on Etsy (the designer says colors are a suggestion, not a rule)
  • Them Fatale Crafts listed 4 Bugs Multipack to their Etsy shoppe
  • Even zombies have hobbies, check out Zombie Garden by Mama Witch XStitch on Gumroad
  • Purple Toadghouls is new to the spooky garden of Noctiflora Designs (Etsy, Ko-fi)

Subversive / Sweary / Sarcastic

Animals

Sentiments / Typography / Alphabets

Modern / Contemporary

Conventional / Traditional

Samplers / Primitive / Quaker / Folk Art


Weekly featured design:

PDF Pattern – Autumn Pumpkin Cart- Beginner Embroidery Pattern With YouTube Tutorials on Etsy

By: Chantel of Magnus and Quill

~ Chantel has delighted us again with this festive fall design. The carefully outlined black crows still have lots of detail while the other colors are muted but pleasing.

Hand Embroidery around the web:


Weekly featured canvas:

Boot Scoot Baby

By Wipstitch Needleworks

~ “Measures 7.5” wide by 7.5” tall. Hand-painted on 18 mesh canvas. Includes alphabet chart for adding baby name and birthdate beneath the boot.”

Needlepoint around the web:


Check out our Bargello section for more featured posts and resources!

Featured in Bargello:

Wall Hanging Kit

By Natalie of Bargello-a-GoGo

~ Natalie is constantly coming up beautiful ideas. This time she partnered up with a jewelry designer, Ada Binks, to create the unique edges for this piece.

Previous posts:

Bargello around the web:


Featured in Plastic Canvas:

Fall Gingham Set Plastic Canvas

By Herrschners

~ These are also available as individual sets on their website.

Previous posts:

Plastic Canvas around the web:

Wednesday’s Frog


Fear not the Frog, for it is there when you need it. Keep calm and frog on. Hop on over to Wednesday’s Frog for more inspiration.

Weekly featured Froggo:

i am the gift // A5 Frog Froggy Gift Card // Greetings Card // Thank You Card on Etsy

By Abigail of CraftyPHNX

~ We are stepping outside of the stitch with this weekly froggo inspiration. CraftPHNX is a new Etsy shop with nothing but frog illustrations! Abigail offers keyrings, greeting cards, and a coloring book.

Ships from the UK.

Just so you know, Frogging News Blogazine runs on iced coffee and affiliate links!


Sirithre of Sirious Stitches

Siri is the resident elf of our cross-stitch community. Siri is a designer, author, blogger, and more. Seriously, take a look at their link bio. The stickers and needleminders are guild icons inspired from Siri’s Discord server.

Michaels

Frames that are great for putting your own stitching onto.

141 Design Company

This shop created cross-stitch backers that are intended to work well with Stitching with the Housewives designs! Note that their products come unfinished.

DMC Embroidery Floss Packs

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