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Needlework News August 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:

  • Japanese designer Kyoko Maruoka has a cute tutorial on Instagram to make a pincushion from a bottle cap, and also check out their English/Japanese website for patterns
  • Some shops like Topknot Stitcher and Anabella’s are now accepting preorders for market, use the #needleworkexpo hashtag to see sneak peeks on Instagram
  • Jessica of The Needle and Floss interviews other cross-stitch designers on Instagram this time with Screaming Heart Design
  • The September theme for the Rag Tag Cross-Stitch box is Magical and Mystical available on Cratejoy
  • Cross-stitch extraordinaire Sirithre has a helpful new blog post: Can You Cross Stitch on a Plane? How to Check Airline Regulations
  • Needlework Expo is August 27th – 29th which is a online tradeshow for the pros, but stitchers are encouraged to follow designers, stores, and hashtags on social media (Instagram, Facebook)
  • Nashville Needlework Market is a go for March of 2023, hop over to Needlework Retailer for more info
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Craftivism / Fundraisers

Featured in Craftivism:


By Screaming Heart Design

~ The pattern will be available with proof of at least a donation of at least $5.

  • 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
  • Make a donation of at least $5 to Metallica’s foundation All Within My Hands at www.allwithinmyhands.org and Tusk and Cardinal will send you an Eddie Munson The Bard Cross-Stitch Pattern through the end of August, see Instagram for more details
  • 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

Cultural Heritage

  • The team at MiRuMakes says Happy Diwali/Deepavali with this adorable sampler on their website
  • Marroomy Crafts released the 8th installment in The Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection with Zippy Dog available on her Gumroad

Pop Culture / Tabletop / Video Games

  • Stardew Valley Trash Bear says to reduce, reuse, and recycle! from Sew Marie Studio on Ko-fi
  • fuchsiahoops has a great quote and pattern from Barb and Star just listed to Etsy
  • Etsy shop Sew Nerdy By Breigh has a new anime pattern this time it’s Zenitsu of Demon Slayer in Tiny Tantrum
  • NeedlePopCrafts has a new feature with HALLOWEEN (1978) Mini Movie Poster in their Etsy theater
  • Mr Meeseeks Existence is Pain Cross Stitch Pattern is a new pattern from Coles Crossworks on Etsy
  • Jessica of The Needle And Floss just listed this great D&D band sampler to her Etsy shop
  • Rack And Pinion just added an Adventure Zone pattern to their Etsy with Hear that babe? We’re Legends
  • Victoria of Needle Pop Crafts recently added GET OUT Mini Movie Poster to her Etsy lineup
  • Here’s another pixel classic from Stitchy Rin X-Men Mutant Apocalypse Cross Stitch Pattern on Ko-fi
  • We don’t see too many sports patterns so keenstitch on Etsy is running in with It’s Home – England football
  • TaylorandCromwell has two patterns from the popular board game Ticket to Ride in their Etsy shop

Goth / Witchy / Cottagecore

  • Amanda of BAD Stitch released Stitchcraft Volume 2 a group of gothic and creepy patterns on Etsy
  • Dille O’shade is known as an owner of a secret underground casino. Wealthy as a devil as well as treacherous…” a new character pattern from Mama Witch XStitch in her web shop
  • If you’ve been Feeling Strange The Cozy Needle has a gothic pattern for you in their web shop
  • Etsy shop Living on the Rainbow has a new 3D pattern with Potion
  • Ghost Bride from BatStitchNerdyXS says “hurry back” in Lara’s Etsy shoppe
  • Happy Little Mouse has some cottagecore vibes with this Green Stag Beetle design in their Etsy collection
  • Etsy shop Patchy At Best Co has a new blackwork pattern (and green!) with Halloween motifs
  • The Stitched Witch just listed Blue Twilight a crescent moon with hanging lanterns on Etsy
  • Fine Frog Stitching brings us some magic cottagecore (is that a thing?) with Hoist the Snails in their Etsy shop
  • The Witchy Stitcher has presented us with two new Edgar Allen Poe patterns (Etsy, website)
  • BAD Stitch has added to their spooky menagerie with two new patterns Unclench Your Jaw and Bat Lantern (Etsy, Ko-fi)
  • Matthew of Strange Stitchery Shop added Summerween Ice Screams to his Etsy shoppe
  • A Werewolf Sampler by Sprouting Lupine on Etsy – I need to say it again, A Werewolf Sampler by Sprouting Lupine, how cool is that!

Subversive / Sweary / Sarcastic

  • Simply titled Anxiety, Audrey of OblongMeow “Yeah, my anxiety is bad, but at least a bitch is ready” in her Etsy shop
  • Pru says grab some popcorn with this pattern Prudence Kitch – Mar-a-Lago in her Etsy shop
  • The Spicy Stitcher on Etsy says Ghosting is boo sh!t
  • New from Etsy shop SpiderxStitch is this empowerment sentiment with Boss Bitch written on stiletto platforms
  • A Bitch in Time Stitches added to their subversive anthology with Inferior Decorator, Glad You Aren’t Here, and Live Laugh Run! (Etsy, website)
  • Michal of Star Parade says Bottoms Up! (spoiler: it’s a duck butt lol) so swim on over to Etsy
  • Etsy shop Craft Time In Arkham says Let Your Tits Fly Free
  • What the actual f*ck as a kit or PDF pattern from KRCrossStitch on Etsy (indeed)


  • Toru of La Selva Design has a sweet-smelling, little skunk pattern in their Etsy shop
  • Mythical Stitch Store says You Mako Me Happy with this shark pattern on Etsy

Sentiments / Typography / Alphabets

  • Beware of the dog, it wants cuddles is a new warning sign from keenstitch an Etsy shop
  • Karen of Hawthorn Tree Designs has a new font Art Nouveau Glasgow Mackintosh rose alphabet, head over to Etsy to see what it looks like
  • Rhona Norrie Designs has a set of six, stitch-related sentiments and one with teeny-tiny skeins of floss over in her Etsy shop
  • Debaucherous Needle has a new pattern for teachers with Don’t Forget to Take Attendance on Etsy

Modern / Contemporary

  • From Threadly Nightshade in their left-wing series is a Rosa Luxemburg quote and silhouette in their Etsy shop
  • Talk about a modern design, Infinity Bear powers our hearts with Processor Pals available as a bundle or individually on Etsy
  • Designers uncannykari and dees20stitches have teamed up again with Sailor’s Delight a delightful trans merman with top surgery scars that almost look like tattoos available on Kari’s website
  • Here’s another sports pattern this by KnotalotUK with Mini Sports Character Collection on Etsy
  • Sew Marie Studio started a self-care SAL in bingo style, see her Ko-fi for more details
  • Etsy shop Happy Little Mouse has several fishy skeletal patterns including Sea Horse
  • Here is a long, cute pattern from Sodastitch Design an entire street of shops! via Etsy

Conventional / Traditional

  • Flosstuber Georgia Girl Stitching creates a few designs of her own on Gumroad like this nautical pattern Fair and Following (day version)
  • A free chart and finishing inspiration from Tangled Threads and Things which uses cinnamon sticks like a tiny tapestry
  • Australian designer Frog Cottage Designs is Froggy approved with this pattern of Christmas Critters featuring a platypus, kangaroo, and emu, Needlework Retailer has a peek on Instagram
  • Jean Farish says it’s beach time with this sampler called Two Turtles & a Flamingo in her Etsy shop
  • Yellow Birdie Stitches on Etsy says Just Add Cream with this delicate teacup pattern on a bookmark
  • Here’s a design with family in mind called Dry Gulch Railroad by TheOldManandtheBea on Etsy which includes an engine, caboose, and as many train cars as you need
  • Elayne of Anabella’s Shop says they have two autumn patterns in from Cherry Hill Stitchery with Sweater Weather and Sweaters Please on Etsy
  • Debra of The French Giraffe has a new 4×4 cutie with Trick or Treat Halloween in her Etsy shop
  • Needle Treasures Nook just released The Pumpkin Keeper to their Etsy shop
  • The French Giraffe has another round-the-world Santa Clause for us with Antarctica available on Etsy
  • Bella Filipina Designs has two new patterns for July and they are mermaids Rossa and Esmeralda (Instagram, Facebook)
  • New from Hands on Design is this Triple Play Pillow series and first up is Summer Basket on their website or your LNS #NeedleworkRetailer
  • StitchwithCoffee just added Tuxedo Cat Blueberry Arch to her Etsy shop
  • Stitching with the Housewives
    • Dapper Doodads: You Are My Sunshine on Etsy
    • Tiered Tray Tidbit: Fall Home on Etsy
    • Up on a Pedestal: Black Cat Bakery at shops
    • ADoorAbles: Christmas on Etsy
    • Dapper Doodads: Snowed In Sunflowers on Etsy
    • 141 Design Company, designer of wood cross-stitch backers, has also begun selling paper charts for Stitching with the Housewives
    • Dapper Doodads: Sugar & Spice Cookie Co. on Etsy

Samplers / Primitive / Quaker / Folk Art

  • Jan just added her floral pattern for Stitch Happiness to her Etsy shop at JanHicksCreates
  • Avlea Folk Embroidery just came out with a beautiful quiet book called Byzantine Beasts meant introduce little ones to the look and feel of embroidery
  • The Wishing Thorn has come out with this Spanish sampler Bernarda Bellon 1838 (website, Etsy)
  • Squirrels and acorns are in this primitive design from Regina of Samplers & Primitives on Etsy
  • Chrissy of Finally a Farm Girl has a daughter who opened her own Etsy store with floss drops and thread keeps that coordinate with Chrissy designs, check it out at The Crafting Bunny Co
  • Karina of Artful Offerings has several new designs including Tomato Garden Adventure, take a look via their website and order from your LNS (as seen on Needlework Retailer magazine)
  • Fanny Bramley is now available as a printed booklet and as a PDF download from Hands Across The Sea Samplers website
  • Evertote is hosting a Jacob-Palooza Retreat with Jacob of Modern Folk Embroidery for two weekends during October in Ontario, CA
  • Emily Field 1861 Redwork Sampler is available as a PDF pattern from The Wishing Thorn on Etsy
  • Chrissy of Finally a Farm Girl recently released Mrs. Claus Bakery and it’s a cutie, hop over to her Etsy store
  • Darling and Whimsy Designs just added new Quirky Quakers: Turtle, Whale, and Flamingo to her Etsy shop as PDF patterns, for physical charts contact your LNS
  • Fern Ridge Collections has a delightful kit called The Sampler Lady which holds scissors and a small, stitch needlebook, take a peek at Needlework Retailer’s IG post and ask for this at your LNS
  • Heart in Hand says July, August, and September in the Square Dance series is now available at your shops, take a peek here (Instagram, Facebook)
  • Mockingbird’s Message is a pinkeep pattern from Scattered Seed Samplers now available in their Etsy shop
  • Samplers & Primitives has another delightful pattern with Thanksgiving available in their Etsy store

Weekly featured pattern:

Balcony summer night – interior embroidery design PDF on Etsy

By Theresa of Get Stitch Done Designs

~ Theresa has several cozy, hygge designs as well as some great snarky ones too.

Hand Embroidery around the web:

  • Mandy of DiYOrder just listed a sweet Sunflower Bouquet to her Etsy shop
  • Pastel Floral Embroidery Pattern in a vase is a pretty and new design by Maggie Jo’s Studio on Etsy
  • Etsy shop Wandering Threads Art captures the Buffalo, NY Skyline with this simple embroidery pattern
  • It’s Harvest Time with these stitch and stick embroidery designs from Eight22Crafts on Etsy
  • Teresa of Get Stitch Done Designs has a cozy full coverage pattern for Balcony Summer Night in her shop
  • Kimberly Ouimet offers a pack of seven pages containing everything honey bee as a PDF in her Etsy shop
  • vikasspace on Instagram has another tutorial this it’s about fabric
  • Feronia Embroidery has vibrant desert landscape pattern Saguaro Sunset as a PDF download in their Etsy shop
  • Etsy shop Harvest Goods Co has a new pattern called Yarrow Harvest which also feature a pair of red-handled snips
  • The Edens Accessories is a new Etsy shop run Anna, hop on over to see her patterns
  • Here’s another lovely, cottagey pattern from Lili Popo called Little House available in her Etsy store
  • Colleen of And Other Adventures just listed a sweet Garden Witch to her Etsy shop
  • Known as a_warm_garlic_yurt on Instagram with very stunning personal designs, Laura McGarrity now has her own Etsy shop at LauraMbroidery
  • vikasspace shows us a quick tutorial about color harmonies in this IG post

Weekly Featured Canvas:

Needlepoint around the web:

  • Crude Canvases has a one-way ticket stub to Pound Town in their Etsy shop, it’s also a town in Wisconsin #justsaying
  • Malin of Colors of Praise Needlepoint has another has another IG Reel of new and restocked canvases
  • Here’s a lovely Groovy Girl canvas by Robyn’s Nest and Chris Lewis Distributing, Needlework Retailer gives us a sneak peak on Instagram
  • Beach Towels is a charming new canvas from Alice Peterson Company available at Stitch-Stash (Instagram, Facebook) #NeedlworkRetailer
  • Jackie in Green is another beautiful dress canvas by Froopy Needlepoint on their website
  • Head over to VicStitchery’s website to see their new city crests collection
  • Stitch Style Needlepoint has a new collection of Fairytales and Fables, see them on this Instagram Reel
  • Getting gas for your car in 2022… an ornament from Needlepoint by Laura on their website
  • Fire and Iris Designs has a new set of recreational signs this time as coasters
  • Ziggy Stitches has a fun new design with 3D Reese’s Puffs Box, eat it up over on her website
  • A couple of 4 inch rounds are available as preorders from Alice Peterson Company with Christmas Post and Partridge in a Pear Tree, take a look on their Instagram (thanks Needlwork Retailer)
  • Take a look at these ‘classy’ canvases from ThatSaltyStitchShop on Etsy
  • Mary of colors1 just listed two nautical canvases with Whale, Sea Stars and Stripes and Spinnaker Sailing with Rope Border and Flags to her Etsy store
  • And speaking of Patty Paints Needlepoint, Pointing It Out Podcast has an interview with her on YouTube
  • Spring Wheelbarrow with ducks and flowers from Kate Dickerson artist > Shannon Show, Needlework Retailer has a peek for us on Instagram
  • Ooh nice! Needlepoint: A Modern Stitch Directory is a new book by Emma Homent, the publisher has a quick flip-thru in this YouTube video
  • Hey Boo is a Halloween cutie in stock at The Wool and The Floss, take a peek at pattypaintsneedlepoint IG post
  • Take a look at a new collection by Sara Fitz on Instagram and order from your LNS
  • Studio Paca began selling needlepoint mini kits in their Etsy shop of pixelated plants and animals so far
  • Sally Corey Designs has just listed this bold, beautiful Jimi canvas to her Etsy shop
  • Etsy shop Designers Needle Women’s Euro 2022 Football Celebration Tapestry Needlepoint as a kit, ships from the UK
  • VicStitchery added a new crest to her expanded UK and Ireland series with Westminster (website)
  • Susan Roberts added Rabbit and Baby Fox to their ‘in holly’ ornaments, ask your LNS – but for now take a look on their website (thanks Needlework Retailer)
  • Ann Kaye Studio has the lobster backgammon board that you now know you need, preorder on their website
  • These retro sunnies from Voila! Needlepoint reflect what we need which is a Summer of Love and Peace, Needlework Retailer has an inside look on Instagram
  • Your doggo is already a superhero/superstar but DogGrin Designs is here to help them look super too, details are unleased on see Instagram
  • Let’s go on a Foggy Morning Sail with Mimi in Stitches, take a peek on their website and order at your LNS
  • Oh and another one from Alice Peterson Company is this winter holiday preorder Peace on Earth, take a peek on Instagram
  • Needlepoint by Laura has new summer and fall sports canvases with Game Day and Tailgate Party on their website
  • Summers in Nantucket is a beautiful garden gate design from Fleur de Paris via your LNS, Needlework Retailer has a peek for us on Instagram
  • Alice Peterson Company has a preorder for an elegant canvas of a crystal pedestal full of Christmas baubles, see it on Instagram
  • I love this title Master Stitches from the Squad Vol 1 available at Emily’s Stitchery
  • The latest from Crude Canvases is this parody on This Old House in their Etsy store

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

Featured in Bargello:

Bargello Pot Holder Kit on Etsy

By Natalie of Bargello-a-Gogo

~ Her kits and other products ship from the UK, but Natalie also offers PDF patterns as well.

Previous posts:

Bargello around the web:

  • Nerrisa of The Bargello Edit is on TikTok teaching bargello basics
  • PieceWork magazine a has great blog post Back to Bargello discussing it’s history and evolution
  • Bargello-a-Gogo offers a bargello a new planter available as a pattern or kit (Etsy, website)
  • Look at these tiny bargello pillows made by Marilyn of Silk Thread Miniatures on Etsy

Featured in Plastic Canvas:

Birdcage Tissue Box Plastic Canvas Kit

By Herrschners

~ I still love tissue box designs.

Previous posts:

Plastic Canvas around the web:

  • Annie’s has a new Seasonal Napkin Holders Plastic Canvas Pattern on their website
  • Another new one from Herrschners is this modern style Christmas Whimsy Set Plastic Canvas
  • New from Herrschners is this sweet Birdcage Tissue Box Plastic Canvas Kit on their website
  • Etsy store Strange Stitchery Shop made some Spooky Cookies using plastic canvas and cross stitches
  • Here is a Jolly July plastic canvas kit for you from Herrschners Jingle All the Way Gift Boxes

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:

Frogcessor – Modern Cross Stitch Design Pattern PDF on Etsy

By Infinity Bear Designs

~ Part of the Processor Pals series.

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