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Needlework News July 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:

  • Nashville Needlework Market is a go for March of 2023, hop over to Needlework Retailer for more info
Michaels Framing

Previous posts:

Cross-Stitch general info:

  • Watch a flip-thru of Emma Congdon’s new book Cross stitch for the Heart on Instagram

Craftivism / Fundraisers

Featured in Craftivism:

Stitch and learn with the #stitch4pride2022 challenge

Hosted by @dees20stitches on Instagram

  • Rage! Rage! Against the Dying of Our Rights Cross Stitch Pattern for Charity from Jen of The Stitch Crypt (Etsy, Ko-fi), proceeds will be donated to the Center for Reproductive Rights
  • We Belong to Ourselves is a free, bodily autonomy, pro-choice, pattern available from Donna on her Ko-fi
  • Stash Stitch Designs has a Never Again – Pro Choice pattern with proceeds benefitting National Network of Abortion Funds (Etsy)
  • Nicole of Spot Colors has 100% of sales of My Body My Choice F-Bomb going to reproductive rights organizations (website, Etsy)
  • Stitch Sprout released a free pattern on Ko-fi Chaos Worm Charity Pattern with funds going to donate.abortionfunds.org
  • Designer duo Dee’s Twenty Stitches and Kari Nakken released the second unicorn in their Pride corral with Lesbian Pride Tapestry Cross Stitch Pattern and 50% of proceeds will go to the National Center for Lesbian Rights until June 30th, find her on Kari’s website
  • 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
  • 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:

This Juneteenth Day Digital Cross Stitch Pattern via Gumroad

By Nuri of Shaded Stitchery

~ Yes, those are shackles and chain motifs. USA patriotic holidays don’t mean the same to everyone, but that doesn’t mean people don’t want to commemorate. Nuri also includes a generic phrase for others whose ancestors were not enslaved.

  • Ana of Peruvian Flair added Chancay Mummy Cats Cross Stitch Digital Pattern Peru Pre-Columbian to her Etsy shop
  • Marroomy Crafts just released the 7th installment in The Magical Carpet Menagerie Collection Prickly Ram via her Gumroad
  • Shazeeda of Ancient Sage Designs recently released Mughal Flowers and Vase #2 available in her Etsy shop
  • This Juneteenth Day is the latest pattern from Nuri of Shaded Stitchery via Gumroad “On June 19, 1865, news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the 250,000 enslaved people in Galveston, TX, the most remote state of the Confederacy. This was two and a half years after the Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1963.”
  • Bella Filipina Designs is celebrating the Philippines’ 124th Independence Day with the release of Aquila, Queen of the Skies inspired by the country’s national bird, The Philippine Eagle, available at your LNS but take a look on Facebook or Instagram
  • Abby of TopKnot Stitcher Shop released her own pattern called Luther’s Rose inspired by the work of Martin Luther available on her website

Pop Culture / Dungeons & Dragons / Video Games

Weekly featured pattern:

Loch Ness Monster | Twilight Cross Stitch PDF (Digital Download) on Etsy

By Raven’s Stitch Craft

~ I completely forgot about this line about Renesmee. Gave me a good chuckle.

  • Etsy shop LandscapesAreBoring has lyrics from The Offspring with Pretty Fly for a White Guy
  • Swords And Spaceships has one of my favorite quotes from Moira I’d Kill For a Good Coma – A Schitt’s Creek available on Etsy
  • Sew Nerdy By Breigh just listed Darling Duck and Beary Cute from Animal Crossing: New Horizons to her Etsy store
  • NeedleMinderLair just listed Game Boy Cross Stitch Pattern, Resident Evil to their Etsy shop
  • Lunar Fox Cross Stitch just listed Barbara Postage Stamp (Genshin Impact) on Etsy
  • Girls Like Bodily Autonomy- Feminist, Women’s Rights Cross stitch pattern is based on a Good Charlotte quote from Etsy shop BitchNStitchPatterns
  • Rebel Scum is a modern blackwork design by WordsandSaucery on Etsy
  • Shirley’s Stitchery Co says Talk to the Hand a throwback from the ’90s over on Etsy
  • Ilja of Lunar Fox Cross Stitch on Etsy has a collection of stamps but these stamps feature anime and Disney characters
  • Erin of KnotalotUK just listed this adorable Mini Superhero Character Collection on Etsy
  • Etsy shop Ravens Stitch Craft recently added a Twilight quote Loch Ness Monster Cross Stitch PDF

Goth / Witchy / Cottagecore

Weekly featured pattern:

Welcome, friends! cross stitch pattern via Gumroad

By Katherine of Mama Witch Xstitch

~ From Katherine’s IG post: “Here’s a babushka cat who summoning ghost kittens in the middle of a mystery spooky forest. Why is she doing that???”

  • Lara of Bat Stitch Nerdy XS has a funny one with Vampire Fangth Cross Stitch Pattern in Etsy shoppe
  • LolaCrowCrossStitch is going to do a Haunted Library Halloween Stitch Along SAL, see her Etsy for details
  • Alternative blackwork designer The Urban Stitches just listed Memento Mori Gothic Stitchalong a pretty incredible looking piece available via Etsy
  • Meridith Designs has a deceptively sweet pattern with DCLXVI Roman numeral 666 Halloween in her Etsy shoppe
  • You GOT THIS Cryptid 3 Eye Demon Tail Kitty Cat Grandma Be Wildin Etsy shoppe
  • Cobweb And Rose on Etsy just planted Poison Garden #2 Foxglove
  • Cover your ears! because The Witchy Stitcher just released the first creature in the Supernatural SAL and it’s a Siren (website, Etsy)
  • From Mama Witch XStitch “Here’s a babushka cat who summoning ghost kittens in the middle of a mystery spooky forest. Why is she doing that???” available via Gumroad
  • How about some retro ’80s colors with Neon Green Mushrooms from Stitch Sprout (Etsy, Ko-fi)
  • The Laurel Witch PDF Pattern – Heirloom Skeleton Rag Doll with Cross Stitching on her website (she gave the doll a little black bow, cute!)

Subversive / Sweary / Sarcastic

Weekly featured pattern:

Socially Dangerous – Cross Stitch Pattern on Etsy

By Liz of Sleeping Luna Designs

~ From Liz’s IG post: “I was called “socially dangerous” for being a feminist and standing up for reproductive healthcare. This pattern is the result.”

  • For Prudence Kitch – July, she is wearing a black dress with an upsidedown USA flag from Stitchy By Drey on Etsy
  • Sugar and spice, and rage if you ain’t nice… says A Bitch in Time Stitches, the pattern – I Only Get Better with Rage – is available on (website, Etsy)
  • Liz of SleepingLunaDesigns is Socially Dangerous read more about it in her Etsy listing

Modern / Contemporary

Weekly featured pattern:

Bike Ride Shark Cross Stitch Pattern on Etsy

By Shermann’s Stitching

~ Yes, their entire Etsy shop collection is this cute.

  • Jenya Rose Designs added two biscornu patterns to her Etsy shop with Blackwork Sugar Skull and Rollerskate Cat
  • This little octopus says You’re Inkredible a motivational quote from The Nerdy Mama’s Craft Corner available on Etsy
  • Retro 80s Flower Power Sampler is a new/old design from StitchSprout on Etsy
  • All you need is Love typography pattern by Stitchrovia is now available in her Etsy shop
  • You will have a whale of a time stitching this Blue Whale in graduated blues by Audrey of OblongMeow on Etsy
  • Abbie Sue Designs is doing a Happy Haunts Mini SAL available on Etsy
  • Michelle of Lifted Spirit Patterns added Arkansas and Mississippi to her Vintage Travel Poster series on Etsy
  • Zahra Design Studio knows you deserve some adult merit badges available as self-care and goth designs over on their Etsy
  • Barbara Ana Designs released the final part of Winged Dreams Mystery SAL take a peek on her Instagram
  • Shermann’s Stitching just added Bike Ride and Lucky Sharks to their sea of shark patterns on Etsy
  • Autumn Lane Stitchery released July from their monthly series which features a cute seagull Ocean Breeze Summer on Etsy and elsewhere
  • Katherine of keenstitch on Etsy says His/Her Barkness is in da house
  • LiftedSpiritPatterns is here with a new but retro Vintage Travel Austria poster in their Etsy shop
  • DJStitches added Colorful Monstera Plant Leaf to their Etsy shop as a pattern or a kit

Conventional / Traditional

Weekly featured pattern:

Rudolph Celebrates on Etsy

By Chrissy of Finally a Farm Girl

~ Jolly July is here and so are the Christmas and winter patterns from our designers!

  • Chrissy of Finally a Farm Girl has a frog pattern! (and you know we love frogs around here) and his name is Jeremiah available in Chrissy’s Etsy shop
    • She also has a new Matilda the Mouse pattern called Scarecrow Matilda in her shop
  • Ellie of Spirit Line Designs just listed Persian Antique Dollhouse Miniature Rug to her Etsy store
  • Sprouting Lupine has a sweet Strawberry Picking Sampler in their Etsy shop
  • Geese in Cross Stitch is from Mary Hickmott Designs and offers a traditional style and one inspired by a tomb painting in Egypt available in her Etsy shop
  • Cherry Hill Stitchery says Hot Cocoa is Calling and is available as a PDF pattern in their Etsy shop
  • Sail Away Coastal Harbor Sailboats and Light house all encapsulated in a 4″x4″ design, see the rest of The French Giraffe’s series on Etsy
  • Carolyn Manning Designs just released Pomegranate & Plum a floral nine patch design in 17 DMC colors via her website
  • Italian designer Ilary of The Little Boot on Etsy just released a sweet winter holiday pattern Ginger Coffee
  • Rudolph Celebrates is a new Christmas design by Chrissy of FinallyaFarmGirl on Etsy
  • In Angela’s Etsy shop StitchWithCoffee is a new quilt-inspired pattern Blue Quilt Heart
  • Karen of KEBstudioCreations on Etsy just listed a spooky-cute Halloween House

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:

Betsy Ross Flag Co. on Etsy

By Priscilla and Chelsea of Stitching with the Housewives

  • Tiered Tray Tidbits: Lemonade Delivery on Etsy
  • Dapper Doodads: This is My Country on Etsy
  • Tiered Tray Tidbits: Fresh Lemonade on Etsy

Samplers / Primitive / Quaker

Weekly featured pattern:

House Into A Home PDF Cross Stitch Chart on Etsy

By Sambrie Designs

~ “A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”

  • Two new from patterns from SamBrieDesigns: House into a Home and Lizzie Paine Gross (Acorns & Threads, Etsy, Gumroad)
  • Thistle Crown is available from Ink Circles via their website or your LNS
  • New patterns on Long Dog Samplers website: 1 Down 3 Across and Ragnarock
  • Regina of Samplers and Primitives just listed Quaker Rose to her Etsy shop
  • Virtual designer classes hosted by Needleworker’s Delight:
    • Linda Stolz of Erica Michaels Designs Very Berry Finishing July 30th

Weekly featured pattern:

The Laid Work Sampler | Hand Embroidery PDF Pattern on Etsy

By Charlie of To The Stitchery

~ Laid work is a kind of surface stitching that uses threads to tack down other threads. Great as filling stitches.

Previous posts:

Hand Embroidery around the web:

  • Harvest Goods Co on Etsy just listed an embroidery kit Basket of Flowers where the basket requires a kind of woven stitch good for intermediate stitchers
  • Magnus And Quill added an old-timey bicycle pattern Floral Robin’s Bicycle to their Etsy store
  • Amanda of Crewel Ghoul has a gorgeous Monarch butterfly pattern available in her Etsy shop
  • OhSewBootiful on Etsy has a beautiful new Waves Pattern as a partial or full kit shipping from the UK
  • Envision this radiant heart with a third eye embroidery pattern by Etsy shop cozyblue
  • Home Sweet Home is a simply sweet floral pattern by Momentoell on Etsy
  • Stella from the Etsy shop WhyKnotStitches wants to give you a Sunflower Hug
  • Watch My Garden Grow hand embroidery PDF pattern by Kathy Schmitz is now available through her Etsy shop
  • JessicaMakes … some cool designs like this Stranger Things Inspired Vecna Clock Embroidery Pattern available in her Etsy shop
  • Free on DMC’s website are Embroidery Queens a collection of British drag queens by Abi Trevellick Morris
  • In her signature minimalist style, Amanda of Wandering Threads Art added Guadalupe Mountains National Park to her Etsy shop
  • Faimyxstitch added a pretty waterfall pattern to her Etsy shop
  • Etsy shop Cornelly Co just listed a sweet floral pattern that is great for beginners
  • Charlie of ToTheStitchery recently added The Laid Work Sampler to her Etsy shop

Weekly featured canvas:

Don’t Tread On My Uterus jessicatongeldesigns.com

By Jessica Tongel Designs

~ Darn right!

Previous posts:

Needlepoint around the web:

  • Crude Canvases created a digital needlepoint chart Abort the Court available on Etsy with half of the proceeds going to Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project
  • Jessica Tongel Designs says Don’t Step On My Uterus with the iconic imagery of the Texas rattlesnake, see the designer’s website or your LNS
  • In the wake of losing Roe vs Wade, Tracy of Alt Stitchery painted a Women’s Rights Tombstone canvas available in her Etsy store
  • Nightowls Needlepoint offers a charted design Granddaughters of the Witches via a link in their Intagram bio

  • Tracy of ALT Stitchery just added several Christmas canvases to her Etsy shop
  • Olivia of What a Gem Needlepoint just listed Novelty Ice Cream Canvases available in Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls) or Spongebob in her Etsy store
  • ThatSaltyStitchShop says Oh My Stars! a US patriotic canvas available in their Etsy shop
  • Here is a couple of new US patriotic designs from Etsy shop MyPinkSugarLife: USA and God Bless America
  • Hannah Bass Needlepoint just added Singapore City Map Needlepoint Kit to their website
  • Have you seen the new parade canvas Mermaid Parade by Ashley Dillon-Davis? Available at your LNS and take a look on Needlework Retailer’s Instagram
  • Etsy shop Needlepoint After Dark says I Want to Believe with this alien needlepoint canvas
  • Vintage Fisher Price Family Farm Needlepoint Canvas by Elizabeth of OTHNeedlepoint on Etsy (Aunt Kelley loves retro toy canvases designers make!)
  • Hippies Must Use Back Door (yep, thems are the rulez) by Cabell Stitchery on Etsy

Weekly featured design:

Bargello Biscornu Cross Stitch Pattern available at 123Stitch.com

By Victoria Sampler

~ Look at those tiny, delicate bargello stitches!

Previous posts:

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

Bargello around the web:

  • Victoria Sampler released Bargello Biscornu Cross Stitch Pattern available on 123Stitch.com
  • Natalie of Bargello-a-Gogo uploaded a YouTube tutorial How to add wooden dowels to your embroidered wall hanging
  • Bargello-a-Gogo just released a new Bargello Glasses Case / Sunglasses Case Needlepoint Kit (website, Etsy) ships from England

Weekly Feature Design:

This week we loved this TikToker honkytonkchoppedliver (lol) and a plastic canvas tote she made from an old pattern. Bonus points because it’s a frog tote!

@honkytonkchoppedliver Reply to @peachyyypiiie FROG TOTE COMPLETE! #grandmacrafts #plasticcanvas #frog #frogpurse ♬ original sound – Amanda Card

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:

Pixel Grumpy Frog Die Cut Vinyl Sticker on Etsy

By Elle of StitchSprout

~ Not only does Elle create the most charming cottagecore patterns, she also makes adorable stickers and needleminders!

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


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