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Stitchy Mail and fabric

Hey everyone, So today I got stitchy mail - some gorgeous fabric I ordered four freaking months ago. So I got "When Mermaids Cry", (28 count, opal Luguna - so sparkly) this one I am planning on stitching Peacock and Figs "Mermaid Tails" SAL (have been dying to start this one). "Golden Touch" (28 count… Continue reading Stitchy Mail and fabric

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Love love love this design and the little story about it. And I cant wait to finish it. This pattern has so much detail

Joan Elliott

Flapper 1920s Lady
copyright Joan A. Elliott
photo © Immediate Media, Co

It’s a summer evening in the Roaring Twenties as this chic lady enters the room. All eyes turn her way as she dazzles the crowd in the latest fashion. In a sweeping shawl and stylish chemise made of elegant silk and with hand embroidered embellishments and sparkling beads, she glides onto the dance floor. Strings of pearls and a fan made of custom dyed ostrich feathers are the perfect accessories. Stitched on Polstitches 28 count ‘colorful clouds’ Jobelan and shimmering with Kreinik threads and Mill Hill beads, she is all the rage. You’ll find her in issue 225 of Cross Stitch Collection.

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A New Australian Source for Charts

So exciting to see JK’s Cross Stitching Supplies getting more recognition. Janet, Karen and their minions work so hard to make sure that Australians and New Zealanders have access to affordable cross stitching supplies.

Janet has a fantastic range of patterns, kits, tools and accessories, fabric and threads, all at a great price.

So if you are in Australia and New Zealand check her out of facebook at

Joan Elliott

Announcing a Winner

I am excited to announce that I have a new source for my chartpacks for those of you in “The Land Down Under”! Now all of you in Australia and New Zealand can order directly from Janet Nunn at JKs Cross Stitching supplies. She will be offering my usual black & white chartpacks and I have also decided to offer color charts by request. This new alliance will allow you to order directly from JKs and avoid the high postage costs you have to pay when ordering from me here in the States.

You will find JKs Cross Stitching Supplies on Facebook at this link:

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Types of needlework

Hey, So today I thought we could talk about the different types of needlework. Obviously there is cross stitch, seeing as this blog is about cross stitch so I won't go into details about that here. Blackwork Embroidery The first type of needlework I thought we could talk about is Blackwork embroidery. Blackwork embroidery is… Continue reading Types of needlework

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Free patterns from reputable sources

Hey Everyone, I'm am going to start a list of the designers and companies that offer free legal charts. This will be an ongoing list as I find more sites. If you know of any feel free to leave a comment and I will add it to the list. xx… Continue reading Free patterns from reputable sources

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Legal and Illegal charts

If you are member of any of the cross stitch facebook groups then chances are this topic will have come up a few times. Pinterest, unlicensed charts and aliexpress. There seems to be a lot of people out there who have no problem taking a photo of a chart, from a book, magazine or from… Continue reading Legal and Illegal charts

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The social world of Cross Stitch

Like most people my age when we find a hobby or a tv show we love. We go onto facebook and find groups to join. So that is what I did - there are so many good cross stitching groups on facebook. That is where I find 90% of my inspiration from. Seeing other peoples… Continue reading The social world of Cross Stitch

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Cross Stitch Terminology

Hey, So I thought I would post a list of the different terms used on facebook, blogs and youtube videos to help any newbies out BAP - Big Ass Project Blending/Tweeding - mixing a strand (or more depending on the pattern) of two different colours Confetti - Single stitches of one colour spread out throughout… Continue reading Cross Stitch Terminology

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Hey, So I thought I should introduce myself. So firstly my name is Stephanie and I am from Australia. I am fairly new to the world of cross stitching and embroidery. I started around August last year (2017) with a kids kit from my local spotlight and feel in love. Found another kit that I… Continue reading Introduction