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The door is open, the lanterns are lit....

 

But are we really welcome?

Here is an amazing story, told in cross stitch by Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles. The designer managed to squeeze in an amazing amount of detail and plenty of fun ideas such as the cat shaped ghosts lounging in the tree.

The Great Cheshire Pumkin cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles

The Great Cheshire Pumpkin
Counted cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles
The Great Cheshire Pumkin cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles, zoom 1
The Great Cheshire Pumkin cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles, zoom 1The Great Cheshire Pumkin cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles, zoom 1The Great Cheshire Pumkin cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles, zoom 1

>> see more Seasonal patterns by Tempting Tangles

>> see all Halloween House patterns (all designers)


 

Barbara Ana Mystery chart 

 

ALL THREE PARTS NOW AVAILABLE!

See full pattern below, with all three parts stitched together. The final pattern blends all three rolling landscapes into a single design framed with plants bearing fruit and growing in two pots on the side..

Black Cat Hollow - Part Two cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana


Black Cat Hollow - Part One

Black Cat Hollow - Part Two

Black Cat Hollow - Part Three

Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana
Black Cat Hollow - Part Three cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana, zoom 1

>> see all Halloween patterns by Barbara Ana

>> see all the latest news for Barbara Ana

 


Creative Poppy Designers in the news

 

Searching for a cross stitch pattern you've seen featured in a needlework magazine?

Click on the picture to access to the corresponding design.

 

Barbara Ana Designs - Black Cat Hollow (all three parts)
As featured in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 246 on sale August 2018

Black Cat Hollow (all three parts) cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Black Cat Hollow (all three parts)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
As featured in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 246 on sale August 2018

Peacock & Fig - Scissor Case
As featured in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 246 on sale August 2018

Scissor Case cross stitch pattern by Peacock & Fig
Scissor Case
Counted cross stitch pattern by Peacock & Fig
As featured in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine issue 246 on sale August 2018

>> see all the patterns featured in cross stitch and needlework magazines


 

Cool Summer

 

Tropical fish will keep you company while stitching this pretty summer banner. A design by Alessandra Adelaide.

Summer Tale cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks

Summer Tale
Counted cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks
Summer Tale cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks, zoom 1

 

Burst of petals

 

Alessandra Adelaide's "Fiore 5" seems to burst with pent-up joy, each petal seeking to dazzle a little more than its neighbour. A very decorative design.

Fiore 5 cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks

Fiore 5
Counted cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks
Fiore 5 cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks, zoom 1

>> see more Flower patterns by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks


 

English countryside - Lavender

 

Well it isn't very common to come across a sampler with dominant lavender tones... This is an interesting mix of modern cheerful colors and traditional motifs arranged in a classic layout. It's very decorative and will look fantastic on a cushion cover. A cross stitch design by Riverdrift House.

Lavender House Sampler cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

Lavender House Sampler
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Lavender House Sampler cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1

>> see more Samplers by Riverdrift House


 

Poppy shaped confetti

 

It's almost like it rained confetti - in fact tiny little motifs in the shape of poppy flowers and grains, and that someone brushed open a space in the shape of a heart. A brilliant design idea - and cheerful welcome - brought to you by Riverdrift House.

Welcome Poppy Heart cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

Welcome Poppy Heart
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Welcome Poppy Heart cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Riverdrift House

>> see all the latest news for Riverdrift House


 

More Poppies

Red beauties, the summer flower 'par excellence'.

 

 

Happy Childhood, The sheep (large) - cross stitch pattern - by Perrette Samouiloff (zoom 1)
 

 

The sheep (detail)
Perrette Samouiloff

Faby Reilly Designs - Poppy Glasses case zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Poppy Glasses (detail)
Faby Reilly Designs
Lesley Teare Designs - Poppy Bouquet zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Poppy Bouquet (detail)
Lesley Teare Designs
Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin - Poppy Needlework Accessories (cross stitch pattern) (zoom1)
Poppy Needlework Accessories (detail)
Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin
Antique sampler with poppies - Reproduction sampler - charted by Muriel Berceville (zoom 1)
Antique sampler with poppies (detail)
Muriel Berceville

>> see all patterns with poppies


 

Once upon a time... there were two mermaids

 

Two portraits by Lesley Teare and two very different mermaids.

The first mermaid is a mesmerizing beauty, no doubt capable of bewitching any sailor bold enough to attempt to navigate the mysterious waters that surround her.

Mermaid and Water Nymphs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Mermaid and Water Nymphs
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Mermaid and Water Nymphs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 

The other little mermaid, straight out of Hans Christian Andersen's well-known fairy tale, is deep in her underwater palace and dreaming of meeting Prince Charming.

Fantasy Mermaid cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Fantasy Mermaid
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Fantasy Mermaid cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all patterns with mermaids (all designers)


 

Bizarre Beauty

 

There are sometime bizarre phenomenon in nature. The sea horse for instance is actually a fish, looking like a seashell and with a horse's head, which is why its also called the hippocampus. It's strange body is depicted here in amazing detail, with bold colors that enhance its singular form.

Seahorse cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Seahorse
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Seahorse cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Lesley Teare Designs

>> see all the latest news for Lesley Teare Designs


 

More Fish & Sealife

 

Gracewood Stitches - August - Seaside zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
August - Seaside
Gracewood Stitches
Tempting Tangles - Jonah's Whale zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Jonah's Whale
Tempting Tangles
Tam's Creations - Octopatches (counted cross stitch pattern chart) (zoom1)
Octopatches
Tam's Creations
Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks - J is for Jellyfish - Animal Alphabet zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
J is for Jellyfish
Alessandra Adelaide
Perrette Samouiloff - Flying Fish banner zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Flying Fish
Perrette Samouiloff

>> see all patterns with fish (all designers)


 

Jungle & Tropics

 

Here comes a delightful biscornu in Tiny Modernist's biscornu series, a new one each month!

In spite of its apparent simplicity, the pattern conveys the lush vegetation of the tropics, with the jungle filled with colorful birds and flowers. You can almost hear birds singing in the background.

Parrot Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist

Parrot Biscornu
Counted cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
Parrot Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Tiny Modernist

>> see all the latest news for Tiny Modernist


More tropical birds

 

Tiny Modernist - Hummingbird Biscornu zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Hummingbird Biscornu
Tiny Modernist
Peacock & Fig - Be the Flamingo zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Be the Flamingo
Peacock & Fig
The parakeets - design for Bathroom towel - cross stitch pattern - by Perrette Samouiloff
The parakeets - design for towels
Perrette Samouiloff
Tam's Creations - Humminpatches (cross stitch pattern chart) (zoom1)
Humminpatches (detail)
Tam's Creations
Perrette Samouiloff - Parakeets zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Parakeets (detail)
Perrette Samouiloff

>> see all Tropical bird patterns (all designers)


 

Elegant & practical

 

 

For anything you want to take along with you, and keep away and separate from other things, here's a lovely little pouch to slip into that purse or desk drawer. An opening on the top of the cover allows to slide in a small object of your choice (cards, tickets, headphones, etc.). The little fob also has a small opening and can also double up as a key holder. A Faby Reilly Design.

Flora Pouch cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs

Flora Pouch
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Flora Pouch cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Faby Reilly Designs

>> see all the latest news for Faby Reilly Designs


More small accessory ideas

 

Small wallets, a mirror, business cards holds, iphone covers, glasses cases, check out our fun cross stitch projects. They slip into a handbag and make great gifts too!

Peacock & Fig - French Glasses Case (cross stitch chart)
French Glasses Case
Peacock & Fig
Agnès Delage-Calvet - Mirror and Phone case zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Mirror
Agnès Delage-Calvet

 

Peacock & Fig - Business Card Holder zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Business Card Holder
Peacock & Fig

Faby Reilly Designs - Wild Rose Glasses case (cross stitch chart)
Wild Rose Glasses case
Faby Reilly Designs

>> see all Objects to make in cross stitch (all designers)


 

Barbara Ana Mystery chart - Part Two

 

Part Two of Black Cat Hollow is now available. The yellow-eyed cat appears for the first time and the witch starts to cast her spell: "double double toil and trouble...".

Discover what happens next when Part three, the last part, becomes available as of August 1st.

Part One is available here.

Black Cat Hollow - Part Two cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana

Black Cat Hollow - Part Two
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana
Black Cat Hollow - Part Two cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana, zoom 1

 

Cramped lodgings

 

Not only does it house a witch and a number of animals, it also serves as a magic potion factory, complete with a lab room, library of magic formulas and a furnace room, all the equipment for delivering magic spells on an sizable scale. Another fun Halloween pattern by Barbara Ana Designs.

Crowded House cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs

Crowded House
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs
Crowded House cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs, zoom 1

 

More Halloween fun with Barbara Ana

 

Stitch or die! - cross stitch pattern - by Barbara Ana Designs
Stitch or die!
Hallowscornu - cross stitch pattern - by Barbara Ana Designs
Hallowscornu
Barbara Ana - Wicked (since...) (cross stitch pattern )
Wicked (since...)
Boo to ewe - cross stitch pattern - by Barbara Ana Designs
Boo to ewe
Barbara Ana- Halloween Ornaments - 4 mini charts (cross stitch)
Halloween Ornaments

>> see all Halloween patterns by Barbara Ana

>> see all the latest news for Barbara Ana


 

Creative Poppy Designers in the news

 

Searching for a cross stitch pattern you've seen featured in a needlework magazine?

Click on the picture to access to the corresponding design.

 

Faby Reilly Designs - Wisteria Biscornu
As featured in Crazy magazine issue 245 on sale July/August

Wisteria Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
Wisteria Biscornu
Counted cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
As featured in Crazy magazine issue 245 on sale July/August

>> see all the patterns featured in cross stitch and needlework magazines


 

Beautiful summer nights

 

Summer and its pleasures ... evenings that you can enjoy, even after dark. Talking a stroll in the garden,  watering plants that have grown thirsty. Or going camping and meeting up  around a fire.

We find Samantha Purdy's contemporary designs really cool, don't you?.

Night Garden cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

Night Garden
Counted cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
Night Garden cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft, zoom 1
Campfire cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

Campfire
Counted cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
Campfire cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft, zoom 1

 

More night-time patterns by Samantha Purdy

 

Welcoming a friend to dinner, enjoying a log fire and (new!) watering the plants before bed.

Samanthapurdyneedlecraft - Watering before bed (cross stitch chart)
Watering before bed
Samanthapurdytextile - Night Time (cross stitch chart)
Night Time
Samanthapurdytextile - Welcome (cross stitch chart)
Welcome

>> see all night-time patterns (all designers)


 

Reading under a Tree

 

You can guess Samantha Purdy loves books. Here comes a third design in her "everyday" series with our little lady reading, this time confortably seated in the garden, in the shade of a tree.

Samanthapurdyneedlecraft - Window Seat (cross stitch chart)
Window Seat

Samanthapurdyneedlecraft - Summer Reading (cross stitch chart)
Summer Reading

Samanthapurdytextile - Reading in Bed (cross stitch chart)
Reading in Bed

>> see more patterns by Samanthapurdyneedlecrafts

>> see all patterns related to books & literature (all designers)


 

Maritime Sampler

 

Exceptional!

Stitched in 1866 by a young girl from Wales, this charming sampler not only includes traditional elements (house, animals, trees of life ...), it also features stunning sailing ships including clippers, witnesses of the naval activity of the region. The sampler was spotted and transposed into a cross stitch chart by Amanda from Riverdrift House.

Anglesey - Reproduction sampler cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

Anglesey - Reproduction sampler
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Anglesey - Reproduction sampler cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1

More patterns with boats

 

Riverdrift House - Ahoy! (cross stitch chart)
Ahoy!
Riverdrift House
Samanthapurdytextile - Tug Boat Ride zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Tug Boat Ride
Samanthapurdytextile
Paper boats - cross stitch pattern - by Monique Bonnin (zoom 1)
Paper boats
Monique Bonnin
Riverdrift House - Regatta zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Regatta
Riverdrift House
Faby Reilly - High Seas Biscornu (cross stitch pattern chart ) (zoom1)
High Seas Biscornu
Faby Reilly
Alessandra Adelaide Needlework - sea banner 2  (cross stitch) (zoom1)
sea banner 2
Alessandra Adelaide Needlework
Where the beach meets the sea (L) - cross stitch pattern - by Perrette Samouiloff (zoom 1)
Where the beach meets the sea
Perrette Samouiloff
Barbara Ana Designs - A New World - Part  5: Over the Seas zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
A New World - Part 5: Over the Seas
Barbara Ana Designs

>> see all patterns with boats & sailing ships (all designers)


 

Summer pleasures

 

Organizing a tea-party in the garden, gathering bunches of fresh flowers and tending to one's plants -  summertime is full of pleasures. And so are these delicate summer samplers, with fresh colors and adorable details. Both are Riverdrift House designs.

Summer Garden cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

 


Summer Garden
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Summer Garden cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1

 

Summer Miniature cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

Summer Miniature
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Summer Miniature cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1

The Summer miniature is actually the second in a series of 4 year-round patterns; Spring is already available and Autumn and Winter will be released in the coming months.

The summertime miniature is actually the second in a series of 4 year-round patterns

>> see more Sampler patterns by Riverdrift House

>> see all the latest news for Riverdrift House


 

A tribute to Liberty

 

Celebrate the 4th of July with this quick & easy little cross stitch pillow which you can hang in your home or office. A Tiny Modernist design.

Liberty Pillow cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist

Liberty Pillow
Counted cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
Liberty Pillow cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist, zoom 1

>> see more patterns related to America (all designers)


 

Strolling along the Prom, Prom, Prom

 

Hum along and enjoy stitching this vintage style poster-like sampler filled with seaside icons. A quick & easy pattern that will be ideal for a beginer or a week-end project.

Beside the Sea cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist

Beside the Sea
Counted cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
Beside the Sea cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist, zoom 1

>> see more Seaside patterns (all designers)


 

More Seaside fun

Sand, seashells, crabs, seagulls and plenty more of fun time at the beach.

Perrette Samouiloff - 1900's Bathing Costumes (cross stitch pattern chart) (zoom1)
1900's Bathing Costumes (detail)
Perrette Samouiloff
Agnès Delage-Calvet - A story Told in Stitches: A day at the Seaside -  counted cross stitch pattern chart (zoom1)
Agnès Delage-Calvet
A story Told in Stitches: A day at the Seaside
Seaside treasures, Counted cross stitch pattern chart by Monique Bonnin
Seaside treasures
Monique Bonnin
Summer Biscornu - cross stitch pattern - by Barbara Ana Designs
Summer Biscornu
Barbara Ana Designs
Gone fishing - color version (small pattern) - cross stitch pattern - by Perrette Samouiloff (zoom 1)
Gone fishing (detail)
Perrette Samouiloff

 

Swallows returning

 

Such a cheerful sign, when swallows return in early summer and start nesting in the barns. These swallows have settled on a little biscornu cushion, surrounded with bright flowers. A design by Tiny Modernist.

Swallow Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist

Swallow Biscornu
Counted cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
Swallow Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist, zoom 1

>> see all biscornu patterns by Tiny Modernist


 

Taking a little Break

 

There's always a little story behind Lesley Teare's portraits. Where has this young lady come from, smartly dressed and taking off her shoes at the far end of the garden, among the hollyhocks... We'll leave it to your imagination while you cross stitch this pretty portrait.

Summer Breeze cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Summer Breeze
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Summer Breeze cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see more portrait patterns by Lesley Teare Designs

>> see all the latest news for Lesley Teare Designs


 

Coral Flower

 

The latest "Fiore"  by Alessandra Adelaide comes in a stunning summer color. The designer has perfected the art of ornamental flowers, a style that lends itself so well to cross stitch. A new flower will be published each month. Why not collect them in the form of a series of cushions for example.

Fiore 4 cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks

Fiore 4
Counted cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks
Fiore 4 cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks, zoom 1

>> see more flower patterns by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks


 

By the ramparts of Seville

 

A dazzling Carmen, in a cross stitch portrait enhanced with beads. The black lace effect, framing the embroidery, is a clever combination of cross stitch and backstitch. But the highlight of the embroidery is no doubt the black fan with gold threads motifs, and the exquisite face of the dancer.

This is an exceptional piece of needlework, brought to you by Lesley Teare.

Spanish Dancer cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Spanish Dancer
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Spanish Dancer cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all figure and portrait designs by Lesley Teare


 

Lady in Black

 

An elegant black sheath dress, a delicate profile, garlands of flowers and butterflies, all of this is achieved through the technique of Blackwork. The basis of the Blackwork is backstitch, thanks to which designs of remarkable precision, including delicate lines, can be created.

 

The great advantage of Blackwork, compared to traditional embroidery, is that it is a counted technique. As with cross stitch, the needle is guided with absolute precision by the warp and weft threads of the fabric, ensuring a perfectly identical reproduction of the initial design.

Blackwork Lady cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Lady
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Lady cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


 

Mini motifs

 

To get started, what better than a chart chockfull of mini patterns, including a couple of tiny ones, perfect for scissor fobs, to some large enough to decorate a greeting card or a pincushion. Lesley Teare likes to combine Blackwork and Color. These cheerful motifs are full of birds, butterflies and flowers.

30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 


 

Design - inspired by nature

 

Nature has always been, and will probably remain, the main inspiration for embroidery. So when a skilled needlework designer such Lesley Teare, a keen observer of birds, lets herself be carried away by her inspiration, great things happen. A great tit appears in cross stitch, a clematis flower blooms in Blackwork, colors blend seamlessly, the background fills with butterflies and life. A small masterpiece is born.

Clematis Flower & Great Tit cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Clematis Flower & Great Tit
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Clematis Flower & Great Tit cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

 

More nature inspired blends of Blackwork & Cross stitch

 

Here the focus is on the colorful kingfisher. Blackwork flowers spout from all around, mimicking nature's lush pondside plant life.  Once again, cross stitch and Blackwork blend seamlessly, through the clever use of color.

Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher
Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

>> see all bird patterns by Lesley Teare Designs


 

Blackwork & Color

 

More patterns in the same Blackwork & Color series.

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Flower with Wren (blackwork chart)
Blackwork Flower with Wren
Lesley Teare Designs - Poppy Blackwork (cross stitch chart)
Poppy Blackwork
Lesley Teare Designs - Flower & Butterflies Blackwork (cross stitch chart)
Flower & Butterflies Blackwork
Lesley Teare Designs - Flower & Dragonfly Blackwork (cross stitch chart)
Flower & Dragonfly Blackwork

 


 

Blackwork & Butterfly card - revisited

 

It is always fascinating to see how a design can "live" as it is recreated by each stitcher. Sometimes the pattern is worked exactly as stated in the design, and sometimes the stitcher will make her own interpretation. Here is an example of how Lesley Teare's original design - stitched on white in the top left corner - was interpreted by Marie-Christiane.

As you will see, there are a number of variations that the stitcher applied to the design. A different color background, replacing some stitches with beads, etc. "Lesley's patterns are a treat to stitch." says Marie Christiane. We find her stitched piece exquisite, don't you?

Blackwork Butterfly cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Butterfly cards

Counted cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs

(original pattern featured left)

Blackwork Butterfly cards cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs, zoom 1

Marie Christiane  is a very talented and skilful stitcher. She has a Flickr account Marie-Christiane @ GATACA1952 showing all her needlework  projects.  We highly recommend you pay it a visit.

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Butterfly cards (cross stitch chart) Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Butterfly cards (cross stitch chart) Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Butterfly cards (cross stitch chart)

 

More Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare

 

 

Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Dragon zoom 1
Blackwork Dragon
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Shoes zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Shoes
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork angel (Blackwork chart)
Blackwork angel
Lesley Teare Designs - Blackwork Flowers with birds zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Blackwork Flowers with birds

 

>> see all Blackwork patterns by Lesley Teare


More about Blackwork

 

Stitches used for Blackwork: backstich, double running stitch, Holbein stitchBackstitch is the default stitch for most contemporary Blackwork designs. It is the stitch recommended by Lesley Teare for all her Blackwork designs.

 

There are Blackwork designs however where a stitcher might have to make her own decisions, which pathway to follow and which stitch to use. We took the opportunity of this newsletter to write an article discussing various options available to stitchers when encountering any continuous line on a chart, in particular comparing:

- Long stitch

- Backstitch

- Double running stitch or Holbein stitch

- Hybrid backstitch

 

In addition to stitches used for Blackwork, We also discuss the origins of Blackwork (a royal wedding) and the directions of modern Blackwork. We hope you enjoy reading our article.

>> more about Blackwork

 


Creative Poppy Designers in the news

 

Searching for a cross stitch pattern you've seen featured in a needlework magazine?

Click on the picture to access to the corresponding design.

 

Barbara Ana Designs - Viva la Vida
As featured in Cross stitch Gold magazine issue 148 on sale June/July 2018

Viva la Vida cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Viva la Vida
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
As featured in Cross stitch Gold magazine issue 148 on sale June/July 2018

 

Marie-Anne Réthorêt - Tiny scissors Needlework accessories
As featured in Cross stitch Crazy magazine issue 244 on sale June/July 2018

Tiny scissors Needlework accessories cross stitch pattern by Marie-Anne Réthorêt
Tiny scissors Needlework accessories
Counted cross stitch pattern by Marie-Anne Réthorêt
As featured in Cross stitch Crazy magazine issue 244 on sale June/July 2018

 

Riverdrift House - Prince Harry & Meghan Royal Wedding
As featured in Cross stitch Crazy magazine issue 244 on sale June/July 2018

Prince Harry & Meghan Royal Wedding cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Prince Harry & Meghan Royal Wedding
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
As featured in Cross stitch Crazy magazine issue 244 on sale June/July 2018

>> see all the patterns featured in cross stitch and needlework magazines


 

New Mystery pattern by Barbara Ana

 

Do you like surprises? Do you like Barbara Ana Designs? Hang on, we've go something exciting coming up!

Here is a Halloween themed mystery chart, that comes in 3 parts. It is called Black Cat Hollow, though no cat can be seen yet, only a couple of little witches busying themselves with the harvest ... we can't say anymore for now, it's a surprise ...

As seen in the photo below, two other parts will complete the stitched piece. Part Two will be available July 1st and Part Three August 1, leaving plenty of time to stitch before Halloween.

Black Cat Hollow (Part One) cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs

Black Cat Hollow (Part One)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Black Cat Hollow (Part One) cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs, zoom 1

>> see more Halloween patterns by Barbara Ana Designs

>> see all the latest news for Barbara Ana Designs


 

More Halloween Houses

 

Halloween ABC - cross stitch pattern - by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks (zoom 1)
Halloween ABC
Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks
Tempting Tangles - Bump in the Night zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Bump in the Night
Tempting Tangles
Barbara Ana Designs - Witch House? (cross stitch chart)
Witch House?
Barbara Ana Designs
Barbara Ana Designs - The Witch's Inn (Bed & Breakfast) (cross stitch chart)
The Witch's Inn
Barbara Ana Designs

>> see all patterns featuring Halloween houses (all designers)


 

A walk through the woods

 

There are two equally exciting themes in this pattern. First the green Quaker/Vierlanden medallions, elaborate cross stitch motifs symbolizing trees in a forest. Second are the exquisitely detailed houses, each with different architectural features. This sampler by Tempting Tangles promises hours of joy.

The Long Way Home cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles

The Long Way Home
Counted cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles
The Long Way Home cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles, zoom 1

>> see more Sampler patterns by Tempting Tangles

>> see all the latest news for Tempting Tangles


More Tempting Samplers

 

Tempting Tangles - Panoply of Posies zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Panoply of Posies
Tempting Tangles - Giovanni's Alphabet zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Giovanni's Alphabet
Tempting Tangles - Good morning zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Good morning
Tempting Tangles - Panoply of Peacocks zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Panoply of Peacocks

>> see all Sampler cross stitch patterns by Tempting Tangles


 

Bits & Pieces

 

 

In the manner of a scrapbook, Amanda, Riverdrift House's designer, collects many tiny emblems of regions dear to her heart and puts them together in beautiful Samplers, with tons of tiny detail to enjoy stitching. Every single item in the chart has an explanation that features in the text that accompanies the chart.

Check out the three latest "Folkies". 

Welsh Folkies cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

Welsh Folkies
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Welsh Folkies cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1
Dutch Folkies cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

Dutch Folkies
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Dutch Folkies cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1
Breton Folkies (Britanny, France) cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House

Breton Folkies (Britanny, France)
Counted cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
Breton Folkies (Britanny, France) cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House, zoom 1

>> see more Folkies by Riverdrift House

>> see all the latest news for Riverdrift House


 

Captured on the spot

 

Surprise! here's a little white hen trotting into the kitchen.... One more of life's little stories, told in cross stitch with tenderness and humor, by Samatha Purdy.

Hen in the House cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

Hen in the House
Counted cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
Hen in the House cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft, zoom 1

More hens, cats, a squirrel, a goose, a fox and ... a polar bear. Animals, captured on the spot - in cross stitch.

6 Small Animal pictures cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

6 Small Animal pictures
Counted cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
6 Small Animal pictures cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

>> see all the latest news for Samanthapurdyneedlecraft


 

Kingdom of Neptune

 

Over the months Kathy Bungard of Gracewood Stitches continues to create cross stitch designs matching a theme with a color. In August, dive into the cool and refreshing realm of Neptune!

August - Seaside cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches

August - Seaside
Counted cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches
August - Seaside cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches, zoom 1

>> see more patterns by Gracewood Stitches

>> see all the latest news for Gracewood Stitches


 

Chasing the blues

 

Cool, refreshing, relaxing, fluctuating between blue and green... How better to spend the summer than stitching with turquoise threads. Plenty of inspiring projects await!

Barbara Ana Designs - Mom & Me zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Mom & Me
Barbara Ana Designs
Shannon Christine Designs - Romance in Paris zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Romance in Paris
Shannon Christine Designs
Butterflies - design for Bath towel - cross stitch pattern - by Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin (zoom 1)
Butterflies - design for Bath towel
Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin
Colors I love Turquoise Biscornu - cross stitch pattern - by Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin (zoom 1)
Turquoise Biscornu
Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin
Lesley Teare Designs - Peacock Finery zoom 1 (cross stitch chart)
Peacock Finery
Lesley Teare Designs

>> see all Turquoise & Aqua patterns 


 

 

Did you know Creative Poppy also offers chart packs?

 

Creative Poppy patterns are available as downloadable pattern files. However, if you would like to receive professionally printed charts, we can also deliver your charts directly to your mail box.

 

This is ideal if you don't want to bother with downloading and printing your files, or if you can't obtain best quality print-outs at home. Also it's nice to have a beautiful chart you can archive.

 

What you get:

- Professionally printed color charts on beautiful extra smooth paper. Each chart is packaged individually in a sleeve.

- Chart packs are shipped in a strong flat box so they reach you in perfect state.

 

>> find out about our Shipping by Mail service

 

By the way, you still get your downloadable chart. So you can source your supplies while you wait for the postman, you can print out working copies that can be used for highlighting while stitching. 

 

Shipping by mail Service <br>Fixed fee, up to 10 patternsShipping by mail Service <br>Fixed fee, up to 10 patternsShipping by mail Service <br>Fixed fee, up to 10 patterns

 


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FEATURED PATTERNS


The Great Cheshire Pumkin cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles
New!
The Great Cheshire Pumkin
Tempting Tangles

Black Cat Hollow - Part III cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
New!
Black Cat Hollow - Part III
Barbara Ana Designs

Summer Tale cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks
New!
Summer Tale
Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks

Fiore 5 cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks
New!
Fiore 5
Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks

Lavender House Sampler cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
New!
Lavender House Sampler
Riverdrift House

Mermaid and Water Nymphs cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Mermaid and Water Nymphs
Lesley Teare Designs

Fantasy Mermaid cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Fantasy Mermaid
Lesley Teare Designs

Seahorse cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Seahorse
Lesley Teare Designs

Welcome Poppy Heart cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
New!
Welcome Poppy Heart
Riverdrift House

Parrot Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
New!
Parrot Biscornu
Tiny Modernist

Flora Pouch cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
New!
Flora Pouch
Faby Reilly Designs

Black Cat Hollow - Part Two cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana
New!
Black Cat Hollow

Part Two
Barbara Ana

Crowded House cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana designs
New!
Crowded House
Barbara Ana designs

Summer Breeze cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Summer Breeze
Lesley Teare Designs

Campfire cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
New!
Campfire
Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

Night Garden cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
New!
Night Garden
Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

Fiore 4 cross stitch pattern by Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks
New!
Fiore 4
Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks

Anglesey - Reproduction sampler cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
New!
Anglesey

Reproduction sampler
Riverdrift House

Swallow Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
New!
Swallow Biscornu
Tiny Modernist

Summer Garden cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
New!
Summer Garden
Riverdrift House

Summer Miniature cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
New!
Summer Miniature
Riverdrift House

Liberty Pillow cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
New!
Liberty Pillow
Tiny Modernist

Beside the Sea cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
New!
Beside the Sea
Tiny Modernist

Spanish Dancer cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Spanish Dancer
Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Lady cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Blackwork Lady
Lesley Teare Designs

30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
30 mini motifs - Blackwork & Color
Lesley Teare Designs

Clematis Flower & Great Tit cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Clematis Flower & Great Tit
Lesley Teare Designs

Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher cross stitch pattern by Lesley Teare Designs
New!
Blackwork Iris & Kingfisher
Lesley Teare Designs

Black Cat Hollow (Part One) cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
New!
Black Cat Hollow (Part One)
Barbara Ana Designs

The Long Way Home cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles
New!
The Long Way Home
Tempting Tangles

Welsh Folkies cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
New!
Welsh Folkies
Riverdrift House

Hen in the House cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
New!
Hen in the House
Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

6 Small Animal pictures cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdyneedlecraft
New!
6 Small Animal pictures
Samanthapurdyneedlecraft

Butterfly Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Tiny Modernist
New!
Butterfly Biscornu
Tiny Modernist

Wisteria Biscornu cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs
New!
Wisteria Biscornu
Faby Reilly Designs

Dutch Folkies cross stitch pattern by Riverdrift House
New!
Dutch Folkies
Riverdrift House

Viva la Vida cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
New!
Viva la Vida
Barbara Ana Designs

July - Poppies & Bees cross stitch pattern by Gracewood Stitches
New!
July - Poppies & Bees
Gracewood Stitches


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