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Needlework News May 2022

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Needlework Industry News


On the web:

  • For designers and suppliers, h+h Americas is a new wholesale tradeshow coming to Chicago this June, but they also have a virtual option with lots of classes to choose from, visit their website
  • Helpful for all stitchy genres, Fat Quarter Shop wrote EVERYTHING this is to know about needles on their blog The Jolly Jabber
  • 123Stitch.com will carry agathis wood embroidery hoops by Bohin
  • Thread Stash, an inventory app for floss, is now available on iOS, follow the creator on Instagram
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Cross-Stitch general info:

  • The website diversityinstitching.com is live, it seeks to promote “the vibrant diversity in the stitching community” for stitchers, Flosstubers, needlework shop owners, designers, fiber dyers, and other creatives who have historically been marginalized
  • Emma Congdon aka Stitchrovia has a new book coming out July 12th, see some sneak peeks on her Instagram
  • Beach Please is the theme for Spot Color’s June subscription box, see it on Cratejoy
  • Helen of Fandom Cross Stitchery added Tattoo Permission Form for Cross Stitch Designs to her store
  • Flosstuber CZookStitch has flip-thrus of magazines Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher and Just CrossStitch and The World of Cross Stitching
  • Follow Stitchy Rin on Flosstube or Instagram for some #spookymayhemstitching for May

Craftivism / Fundraisers

Featured in Craftivism:

Stitch and learn with the #stitch4pride2022 challenge

Hosted by @dees20stitches on Instagram

  • Abby Topknot Stitcher is doing a Ukrainian fundraiser for refugee resettlement with her Bobchi’s Pincushion, see the pattern and get the supplies on her website
  • #stitch4pride2022 challenge! For everyday in June, Dee of dees20stitches on Instagram will share an educational resource about the 2SLBGTIA+ community and will include a stitching challenge prompt
  • The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia partnered with Miru Makes to produce Keep Calm and Save the Terrapins as cross-stitch kits, see Instagram for details
  • Ukrainian designer Maria of cutepatternsbymaria offers a free pattern Guardian Angel to say thank you to those that help guard her country, see her Instagram for details
  • Sew Sophie Crafts on Etsy recently added Queens Jubilee and Yellow Helicopter to support East Anglian Air Ambulance
  • 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

Weekly featured pattern:

Kashmir Indian Cross Stitch Embroidery – 17th Century – Mughal Flowers and Vase #1 on Etsy

By Ancient Sage Designs

~ “…example of Mughal architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site is the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.”

  • Shazeeda of Ancient Sage Designs newest release is Kashmir Indian Cross Stitch, Mughal Flowers and Vase #1, learn more on her Etsy
  • Annnnnd Marroomy also released Giddy Crabs on her Gumroad
  • Lanky Camel is the newest pattern in the Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection from Marroomy Designs, see her Gumroad
  • Jessie of Bobo Jessie Stitches is a Thai Flosstuber, and in her latest video she:
    • Teaches us about the Solar New Year
    • Reminds us that it’s Asian American Heritage month
    • And encourages to follow and support Asian designers, makers, sellers, stitchers
  • Aya Rosen recently added a fiery pattern about the Jewish holiday Lag Ba’Omer which includes her research and thoughts on what this unusual holiday refers to, see her Gumroad
  • Follow new Flosstuber Counting Xs with Dr. Janelle who is doing research into reproducing Mexican samplers
  • Please follow and support Miasia of stitching_in_color who released her designs on her new website www.StitchingInColorByMia.com
  • Nuri of Shaded Stitchery is a new designer that turned info graphics of the African American experience of the late 1800’s into a cross-stitch design, support her on Gumroad
  • Shazeeda of Ancient Sage Designs has reopened her Etsy shop with Iznik Tile Detail #1 and Iznik Tile Panel #1 and most recently Iznik ‘Cintamani’ and Tiger Stripes
  • Aya Rosen is an artist and designer with modern take on Jewish holiday patterns, see her Gumroad
  • Ana Aguayo of Peruvian Flair released Wari Tunic, see her Instagram post for the inspiration

Goth / Witchy / Goblincore / Cottagecore

Weekly featured pattern:

Moth Man Believes in You! – Gothic Cross Stitch Pattern – Instant Download PDF on Etsy

By Elle of StitchSprout

~ Awe, thanks Moth Man!

  • Elle of StitchSprout added Moth Man Believes in You! to her Etsy shoppe
  • Autumn Lane Stitchery released Current Mood (aka pumpkin cat) for all to enjoy on Etsy or your LNS
  • Oh my! From Deana of The Cozy Needle says Curse Me Daddy – Gothic PDF downloadable cross stitch pattern on Etsy
  • Cross Stitch Pattern PDF – Women’s Rights 2022 from The Laurel Witch’s website because yeah still fighting
  • Only from Night Spirit Studio, Flowers From the Vampire‘s Boudoir (Website, Etsy)
  • Jen says Ghost Bat has entered The Stitch Crypt and is ready to haunt your heart via Etsy
  • Happy Mother’s Day to Spider Mama the latest pattern from The Laurel Witch on her website
  • Elle of Stitch Sprout unleashed Kasa-obake Japanese Yokai a Gothic cross-stitch pattern in her Etsy shop
  • In cottagecore style, Mamawitchxstitch added a tiny donkey pattern to her Gumroad shop
  • omg lol – The Laurel Witch just released (or apprehended?) Anthropomorphics – The Murder Sisters to her website, but you have to see their antics first in Laura’s Instagram post
  • SpiderxStitch on Etsy is leading us down a dark path with Damned (on the creepy side for sure)
  • CloudsFactory.net recently added Third Eye Meow featuring “third eyed sphynx cat, moon phases, stars and protection plants”
  • The Laurel Witch said her Little Witches and Little Gnomes needed more magical friends so here is Little Skeletons – My Dear Heart available on her website
  • A new mystery SAL from Meg The Witchy Stitcher called Supernatural features 16 creatures and begins June 1st, see her website for details
  • Deanna of The Cozy Needle launched The Ouija Planchette Deluxe Cross Stitch Kit through her webstore, she decided to release it on Witch’s Night a halfway to Halloween celebration
  • The Witchy Stitcher is expanding her coven through Patreon, she offers merch and exclusive patterns
  • Squooshys Stitch Bits recently released Satan’s Glory, Kumamon Mascot, Meme “for the glory of Satan of course” to their Etsy shoppe
  • Night Spirit Studio is expanding her realm to Patreon, step into her new lair at patreon.com/nightspiritstudio

Subversive / Sweary / Sarcastic

Weekly featured pattern:

Lovely Boobies Cross Stitch Kit 7″ on Etsy

By PyroDogPins

~ Nice.

  • ABIT Stitches is Open for Bitchness! A Bitch in Time Stitches is a family design team know for their snarcasm and now has a fancy new website at abitstitches.com
  • Pyro Dog Pins has a Lovely Pair of Boobies as a kit in their Etsy shop
  • Helen of Fandom Cross Stitchery released Rainbow ‘Fuck the GOP’ Blackwork PDF Pattern to their Etsy store
  • True crime fans will probably appreciate this Killer Font Stitchalong by Tara of ABITStitches starting in June, stalk your way over to Etsy for details
  • Nova Stitch Creations has many pro-choice, anit-BS patterns for you to choose from in their Etsy shop
  • Rena of RackAndPinion has a great Edgar Allen Poe quote Horrible Sanity as a PDF in their Etsy store
  • fuchsiahoops recently added What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Weird at Parties to Etsy
  • A new Prudence on Etsy from Stitch By Drey Prudence Kitch – Wherever

Pop Culture / Dungeons & Dragons / Video Games

Weekly featured pattern:

Our Flag Means Death Cross Stitch Pattern on Etsy

By tuskandcardinal

~ Congrats to those of you who get HBO Max *sadface

  • “loving ode to the story of Blackbeard and the Gentleman Pirate” from tuskandcardinal Our Flag Means Death a cross-stitch pattern, find it on Etsy
  • Uncover the secrets of the universe with this No Man’s Sky pattern from Hattie of The Stitchy Squash on Etsy
  • Sew Sophie Crafts has a 2020 Lockdown Cross Stitch Pattern in her Etsy shop because we will never be over it
  • Whitney of Lil Stabbies has some Riot Grrrl inspiration with My Body My Mind in her Etsy shop
  • Seas the Day with Gudetama a pattern from Sew Nerdy By Breigh in her Etsy shop
  • For Our Flag Means Death fans, Margaret of Stay Sane Stitchery has two patterns for you on Etsy
  • Andrea of FlossyFoxShop on Etsy just added another room Cozy Spell Kitchen
  • SewNerdyByBreigh on Etsy has several new, nerdy designs: Why am I a SPIDER?!!, Gettin’ the Yolk Outta Here, and Put a Ring On It! – Forgotten Land

Modern / Contemporary

Weekly featured pattern:

The Elements According to Relative Abundance – Chemistry Science Cross Stitch Pattern on Etsy

By Ellie of Spirit Line Designs

~ I love the geekiness that Ellie brings to cross-stitch!

  • Are you into NFTs? Like you know Newts, Frogs, Toads because Elle of StitchSprout has a free pattern for you! hop on over to her Ko-fi
  • Follow the Winding River Pattern at Pigeon Coop Designs on their website
  • Alison of GeoCreationsUK just added Seahorse to her sea of patterns on Etsy
  • Etsy shop StudioPaca recently released The Bear Bunny Moth and yes it’s adorable
  • LaSelvaDesign has an adorable octopus bundle now in their Etsy shop
  • New geeky pattern from Ellie of Spirit Line Designs The Elements According to Relative Abundance, find it on Etsy
  • Nicole of Nerdy Mama Crafting on Etsy says says Bring Me Coffee Cross Stitch PDF Pattern, If You Love Me pattern
  • Etsy shop Faby Reilly released Love You Dad PDF Pattern “learn how to stitch Kloster blocks and a woven bar”
  • New from MidCenturyMaude on Etsy is Squirrel and Whale
  • Abby Topknot has released the next part of her own design Monthly Moons Part 3: May’s Flower Moon & June’s Strawberry Moon on her website
  • Barbara Ana Designs fully released Cosmic Dreams available on CreativePoppyPatterns.com
  • Check these fractal quilt-inspired cross-stitch designs by Sarah Fox Glove Findlings on Etsy
  • Arlene of WorksByABC has a pleasing Sunset Cross Stitch pattern with repeated motifs, available in her Etsy shop
  • Also from Tiny Modernist is Summer Wreath also on Instagram
  • Tiny Modernist says the newest mouse pattern is available Mouse’s Beach Outing, see it on Instagram
  • Ange of fiddlesticksau says It’s Good to be the Queen – Queen Bee, available in her Etsy shop
  • Anna of Una Buena Pieza on Etsy has three beautiful gem designs Oval, Octagon, and Tear
  • The Nerdy Pixeler added Pizza Cat to the menagerie over on Etsy
  • Sarah of NeedleMinderLair on Etsy added Rainbow Galaxy Alphabet pattern to the shop
  • New typography patterns from Alyssa of Spooky and Steve are Barn Rules and Fishing Rules on Etsy
  • For motor racing enthusiasts, Mary Hickmott Designs released Red Racing Cars to her Etsy shop
  • Break out those metallic threads with Disco Ball from The Stranded Stitch on Etsy
  • Pam of Dandelion Stitchery says Hey There Beautiful as a PDF in her Etsy store
  • TeenyWeenyXStitch just added Tiny Cross Stitch Flower Butterflies to their Etsy shop
  • Etsy shop Stitching Jules Design has 2 new monochrome patterns Vintage Statue Liberty Coin New York and Sea Turtle
  • Toru of LaSelvaDesign on Etsy has a small bundle of 4 bearded dragons available as PDF downloads
  • The Nerdy Pixeler recently added this sweet Pink Axolotl to her Etsy store
  • Alison of GeoCreationsUK on Etsy just released a sweet little Baby Lizard pattern
  • Karen of Hawthorn Tree Designs on Etsy recently added rainbow geometry, woodchate shrike, and fly agaric fairy mushroom
  • Baby Crossing a design with rubber ducks that have punk haircuts only from Lil Stabbies (Etsy, Ko-fi)
  • Meet the ladies of The Koi Pond Bekko – Sanke – Showa from Sprouting Lupine on Etsy

Conventional / Traditional

Weekly featured pattern:

Warning Signs Sampler – PDF Cross Stitch Pattern on Etsy

By Kat of SproutingLupine

~ Beautiful, but I think I’ll stitch the Love Bug design instead eeeek!

  • The Primitive Hare released It’s just a phase PDF to her Etsy shop, previously part of a club
  • As a follow up to the Love Bugs sampler, Kat of Sprouting Lupine on Etsy released Warning Signs Sampler inspired by the supposed bad omens of certain insects
  • How about a floral motif summer sampler from Zahra Design Studio on Etsy
  • Time to start thinking about it >> The Night Before Christmas from Chrissy of Finally A Farm Girl on Etsy
  • Bella Filipina Designs is celebrating their 7th year and just released a new mermaid Nereid Galateia, find it at your LNS and take a peek on Instagram
  • Faye of littledovesamplers has a colorful summer pattern Life On The Ocean Wave Cross Stitch PDF Chart for you in her Etsy shop
  • Part of their Signs Series, Twin Peak Primitives just added Summer (Website, Etsy)
  • Oh my gosh, Durene Jones uploaded her Cute Unicorn to her Etsy shop
  • Pamela of Kittyandme is starting Four Seasons Mystery Mandala Summer Stitch Along with part 1 releasing June 1st, see Etsy for details
  • Another one from Mary Hickmott Designs is Sea Sampler in her Etsy store
  • Country Cottage Needleworks gives us a sneak peek on Instagram of the next pattern in the Nutcracker Village series with Mirliton’s Music Store
  • Quaternion Creations just released this primitive, mythology-inspired pattern I am the colour to their Etsy shop
  • Emily of Salt & Pepper Stitching a new Uncle Sam pattern for US stitchers in her Etsy store
  • Italian designer Zahra Design Studio on Etsy has a new set of Watercolor Mandalas in their shop
  • The French Giraffe has a sweet treat for you with Strawberry Fields in her Etsy shop
  • Elayne of Anabella’s Shop also has their own designs under Anabella’s Needleart, their new design is All The Things on Etsy

Stitching with the Housewives Priscilla and Chelsea

(With so many releases, I had to give them their own category): Visit Priscilla’s Blog, Paper charts can be purchased at your LNS or online shops.

Weekly featured pattern:

Strawberry Picking-Dapper Doodad Series on Etsy

By Priscilla and Chelsea of Stitching with the Housewives

  • Tiered Tray Tidbits: Betsy Ross Flag Co. on Etsy
  • Dapper Doodads: Strawberry Picking on Etsy
  • Tiered Tray Tidbits: Happy Birthday America on Etsy
  • A fan created a spreadsheet of Priscilla’s charts for those needing a checklist to prevent buying duplicates, find it under Files in their Facebook group
  • Dapper Doodads: Strawberry Farm on Etsy
  • Tiered Tray Tidbits: USA Sam on Etsy
  • Dapper Doodads: Sweet as Honey on Etsy
  • Berry Bakery, Hello America, Proud To Be An American are coming to shops in May

Samplers / Primitive / Quaker

Weekly featured pattern:

Reflections of Ireland on Instagram

By Tracy Horner of Ink Circles

  • Tracy Horner of Ink Circles has Reflections of Ireland coming to shops soon, take a look on Instagram for now
  • New spring patterns from Long Dog Samplers: Tap Dancers and Gone to Pieces available on their website
  • From Hands Across the Sea Samplers is Sarah Reymes 1770 ~ The 2022 Queen of the May, take a good look on Nicola’s latest Flosstube
  • FinallyaFarmGirl recently added reproduction sampler Marget Alice Parker 1861 to Etsy
  • Virtual designer classes hosted by Needleworker’s Delight:
    • Linda Stolz of Erica Michaels Designs Very Berry Finishing July 30th

Weekly featured pattern:

Purple Hortensia – Hydrangea Embroidery – Needlecraft Kit

By Tamar Nahir Yanai on Etsy

~ Get some shading practice with the delicate flowers of and leaves of this kit.

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Hand Embroidery around the web:

  • Vika’s Space has Rainbow Mountains for your stitching pleasure in their Etsy shop
  • Embroidery artist Tamar NahirYanai has Purple Hortensia – Hydrangea Embroidery available as a kit in her Etsy shop
  • It’s okay to pick this Texas Wildflowers Embroidery Pattern from Lemon Made Shop on Etsy
  • OhSewBootiful has a new kit Beach Shells Beginners Embroidery Kit on Etsy
  • Aimee Ray of littledear on Etsy now offers a Kids Hand Embroidery Stitch Kit
  • New from Etsy shop ColorZenThreads Customizable Hand Embroidery Kit | Cherry Blossoms Tree
  • Anastasia of whynotstitching on Etsy offers a PDF floral nursery design with custom name options
  • Stella of WhyKnotStitches on Etsy has a fuzzy squirrel pattern with video tutorials
  • Little Stitchy Bee Shop just released Groovy Floral Hand Embroidery Pattern to their Etsy store
  • Pick an orange with this pattern from Missarorua Orange Tree Hand Embroidery Pattern in her Etsy shop
  • Faimyxstitch on Etsy has yet another full coverage embroidery pattern this one is Santorini, Greece
  • This simple, sweet Seashore Hand Embroidery Pattern is from HLeslieDesign on Etsy
  • If you were looking for a colorful Llama Embroidery Kit, Cinnamon Stitching has you covered (ships from Etsy UK)
  • Beatrice of EmBeaRoidery released Bee Kind, Bee Happy as a PDF or kit in her Etsy shop
  • Etsy shop ALIFERA has Sunrise Mountains and Sunset Mountains in simple but pleasing lines
  • New from Peppermint Purple are Personalized Drink Coasters on their website, and see her Instagram for purchasing acrylic or glass coaster blanks
  • Check out Maggie Jos Studio on Etsy for her latest floral design which includes a hummingbird

Weekly featured canvas:

Inimitable Iris #PL-486 in the Classy Iconic Gals series (11 x 12 on 18 mesh)

#needleworkretailer

By Kate Dickerson Needlepoint

~ Fashion icon transferred to needlepoint especially with all that green, yes please! And it’s part of a classy gals series!

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Needlepoint around the web:

  • Ann Kaye Studio is showing off all of their Sporty Santas in this Instagram Reel
  • The sisters behind Wipstitch Needleworks just added Tiffany Jeep to the collection, currently available on their website
  • Stitch Rock Designs has introduced Farmers Market Florals a 4.5 inches tall by 2.75 inches wide of flowers in a swirly vase, purchase on their website or your LNS
  • For the ultimate chinoiserie vase set on canvas, take a look at Colors of Praise on Instagram then contact your LNS
  • Malin from Colors of Praise has yet another Reel of new, in-stock designs on Instagram, check out Chubby Lady on an Innertube lol
  • Crude Canvasas added some low-cost, charted designs for Pride month to their Etsy shop Can’t See Straight and Love Pride << subversive!
  • Mary of colors1 on Etsy just added a sweet little Heart shaped Pink Penelope Rabbit on 18ct
  • Kate Dickerson Needlepoint added Inimitable Iris to the Iconic Classy Woman series, take a look on Instagram
  • Bedecked and Beadazzled uploaded a short YouTube tutorial on how to do the corkscrew stitch
  • That Salty Stitch Shop on Etsy recently added creepy but cute Heart Evil Eye Needlepoint Canvas
  • Check out the latest Retro TV canvases from Needlepoint by Laura in her Etsy store
  • Megan of Needlepoint After Dark has a Father’s Day design of the icon foam finger available as a digital chart on Etsy
  • Jenny Henry Designs has new passport covers available for preorder on the website
  • Jinny of Stitch Style Needlepoint has a brand-new heirloom set that tells the story of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, on her website or ask your LNS
  • Kelly of Starke Art Designs has two new tutorials on how to finish a round and rectangular Limoges box on her YouTube channel
  • Laura of gbanks15 on Etsy has a new Mary Poppins collection called Jolly Holiday
  • New from Ann Kaye Studio dog collars with squirrels and acorns, see it on their website
  • Blueberry Point Canvas now has a cat stocking as well as the doggo stocking, see it on Instagram
  • Let’s get Heavily Meditated with Tracy of Alt Stitchery, in stock in her Etsy shop
  • Crude Canvases has a free charted canvas called Abort the Court, see their Instagram for details
  • Colors of Praise has some new canvases and some popular restocks, take a look with Malin on Instagram
  • Tracy of Alt Stitchery just added Do the Good That’s In Front of You, Magenta, 18m to her Etsy shop
  • Another one from Ashley Dillon-Davis is Cinco de Mayo take a peek on Instagram
  • Ashley Dillon-Davis has a new canvas in the Marches series called Space March (cute and colorful), take a peek on Instagram and ask your LNS for it
  • Hannah Bass Needlepoint just released Birmingham City Map Needlepoint Kit to their website, “the land of Peaky Blinders”
  • Wipstitch Needleworks launched a Spirit Canvases for Cinco de Mayo with Casamigos, Don Julio, and Clase Azul, hop over to their website
  • Crude Canvases has Another Goddamn Pillow as a hand-painted canvas in their Etsy shop
  • Virtual designer classes hosted by Needleworker’s Delight:
    • Susan Hoekstra of Foxview Needlepoint The Game Is On November 5th & 6th
    • Susan Hoekstra of Foxview Needlepoint Diamond Jubilee November 12th & 13th

Weekly featured design:

Bargello 14”/16”/18” Cushion Kit with Cotswold Velvet Backing on Etsy

By Joanna of Pippin Kits

~ If I can’t have greens then I will take purples! Pinks are acceptable too.

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

Bargello around the web:

  • Joanna of Pippin Kits has a new Bargello Cushion Kit in their Etsy shop, ships from United Kingdom
  • Beginner Bargello class to make a sunglass case from Brett Bara of Hello Bargello via Zoom
    • Thursday, May 26, 7-8:30pm EST
  • Fancy a little bargello project? Then TEWDesigns has a 3inch round ornament for you in their Etsy shop
  • Hello Bargello says the Stevie Nicks-Knacks Tray, kit or pattern, is back in stock on their website
  • Subscribe to the Bargello-a-GoGo newsletter to get free stitch patterns

Weekly featured design:

By CraftDesigns4You on Etsy

Plastic Canvas Pattern Download – Sweet Treat Bookmarks

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Plastic Canvas around the web:

  • CoffeeChickCrafts on Etsy just released Large America Plastic Canvas USA Map Shape Cut Outs
  • For Batman fans, sewingstarfish has a free Riddler charm pattern for you via Instagram
  • Etsy shop CraftDesigns4You has Sweet Treat Bookmarks available as a PDF
  • Mary Maxim has Spring Gnomes as a wall hanging kit on their website

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:

It is Wednesday My Dudes Cross Stitch Pattern on Etsy

By Lacey who is The Nerdy Pixeler

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


Featured Etsy Shop:

Anna of Gotta Stitch It Up Needlepoint Designs

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