New from Tapestry Barn, celebrate Christmas scandi style with 5 quick-to-cross-stitch Christmas decorations that are easy to frame in a small embroidery hoop. You can also pair them with Tapestry Barns' matching Scandinavian Christmas Sampler featured below.
Learning to embellish cross stitch, guided by Faby Reilly
Love cross stitching? Want to try adding detail and further embellishments? Faby Reilly's designs are the perfect choice for you. Guided by excellent stitch tutorials and user-friendly charts, learn a couple of new stitches and tips for applying beads. This new release (part of a series with one for each season) features a ribbed spider web stitch, in blue on the photograph.
Lesley Teare 2020 SAL: The December and final part in full detail
The Lesley Teare 2020 SAL has come to an end and all parts are now available. The lower right corner design comes features an orange and lime feathered bird with a crested head overlooking a large Blackwork tulip.
If you have already subscribed to the SAL, please make sure you download all your files by Jan 31st on the subscriptions download page.
Pattern now available for sale as a complete chart:
Just in time for Christmas, here comes a sweet and delicious pattern, covered with icing sugar. Like layers in a cake, it is stitched in four parts, with just the finishing touches to add as the last part of the chart is disclosed on Dec 1st.
Bell pulls are a handy way of displaying cross stitch. Have you ever thought of making your own? For this new Christmas design by Perrette Samouiloff we simply used a thin round stick, beads with matching holes, and a bit of red cord. Bell pulls are practical too as they will always find a way into your home, they will even fit in between two doors.
Folk Art inspiration for the first, vintage blown glass balls for the second, here are two fun charts to cross stitch with Christmas decorations. Hang them hang on the tree, or to admire as a whole, whichever you fancy.
Tapestry Barn's designer is always full of useful tips and clever ideas: the latter design includes two specific colors that can be replaced with Gold and Silver metallics if you want to add more glitz to your stitching.
Also by Lesley Teare, we've recently listed some more Christmas nativity patterns, including this brand new and quite unique church window design. How about stitching your very own nativity scene this year?
This vintage postcard, which was originally designed and cross stitched by Monique Bonnin with a French text, is now available in an English version: "Best wishes". The retro holly motif is further embellished with red sequin berries.
Faby Reilly takes us to exotic lands for this festive season, with tiny blue-feathered birds nesting among flowering birds of paradise. As always with Faby Reilly, beauty is in the exquisite detail of her intricate needlework designs combining cross stitch and many interesting embellishments of beads and threads. Hours of pleasurable stitching await!
Does cross stitch not hold any more secrets for you?
How about learning some new stitches that work wonders combined with cross stitch.
The Biscobourse project is the perfect opportunity to discover a couple of new stitches, learning under the expert guidance of Faby Reilly and her wonderful tutorials.
To make sure the charts are perfectly adapted to your needs, Faby Reilly offers you the choice between two levels:
- intermediate level where you learn just 3 specialty stitches, including the pretty and easy lazy daisy stitch.
- expert level covering a large number of stitches including for example the bullion stitch, which gives extra dimension to your stiching, and the buttonhole cartwheel. A whole new world to discover step by step.
Part Twevlve is the final part of The Lesley Teare SAL and comes in the lower right corner. It features a tulip shaped flower with petals of black lace-like motifs. A large bird with crested head watches a butterfly flying away. Dominant colors are tangerine, aqua and contrasting shades of green.
Part twelve will be available for download as of Dec1st
A lacemaker at her work
An awesome tribute by Perrette Samouiloff to the art of bobbin lace. The cross stitch chart includes an amazing series of tools with minute differences in shapes, beautifully rendered in cross stitch and backstitch. The samples of lace motifs and lace borders are also a real treat.
Plunge into the heart of a Victorian era house in which not a single item is missing, from the chamber pot under the bed to the pedestal table with a vase of fresh flowers, from the piano in the parlour to the dolls house in the nursery. Now can you guess where is the kitchen?
New fun and creative Christmas patterns by Chouett'alors
A fluffy Santa hat stitched with white mohair wool, tiny cross stitch ornaments hanging on a laundry line with mini clothes pegs, Chouett'alors' designer is full of creative ideas - and well though out stitching details - guaranteeing lots of fun for your Christmas stitching as well as splendid end results.
Start the countdown to Christmas by cross stitching these charming scandinavian mini motifs inspired by the local handicrafts. We love the palette deliberately reduced to (almost) 3 colors which contributes to the pattern's appeal and contemporary touch characteristic of Tapestry Barn designs.
Lesley Teare 2020 SAL: The October part in full detail
Now available, Part Ten comes second from the left in the third row. It features a pink and mauve bird perched on an iris, among the reeds. A little butterfly flies away. There are delicate lace-like blackwork motifs both in the iris and the reeds.
Simple joys of Fall, with Samantha Purdy
The young Canadian designer has no equal in capturing the small pleasures of life in cross stitch. Check out this sampler close up and enjoy all the fun details.