Useful links for cross stitching and needlework
A selection of websites recommended by Creative Poppy: here you'll find cross stitch expertise, answers to your toughest questions, video demonstrations and useful tools for cross stitch
Martha Beth Lewis
Well known for her books, specialist articles in needlework magazines as well as for her classes, Martha Beth Lewis offers many free resources for stitchers including her tips and tricks .
Mary Corbet is an embroidery expert who has built up the most amazing video library of stitches.
Cross stitchers who find French Knots tricky might want to check out her French Knot video tutorial.
HISTORICAL AND ANTIQUE SAMPLERS
Samplings: Mr Finkel & Daugher
If you are interested in original antique samplers, and their history this is the place to browse. Samplers shown are mostly of American origin, dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th century. This is also a good resource for latest news and schedules of antique shows in the US.
The designer is active collecting and recharting a wonderful collection of mostly Frencha and European samplers, under the brand Couleur Tourterelle now sold here on Creative Poppy's website. Each sampler's origin is extensively researched and many reveal amazing stories which you can discover in her blog (in French).
The designer has also put together a beautiful collection of samplers of French, German and Swiss origin, mostly of the 18th, 19th and early 20th century. She has charted many of the pieces in her collection.
You can browse the charts in Muriel Brunet's pattern boutique, here on Creative Poppy's website. Don't miss the remarkable MB 1841 sampler, exceptional in it's format and design
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