The hummingbird has a very special way of flapping its wings and hovering, so it can plunge its long beak into the heart of flowers, harvesting their precious nectar. Tapestry Barn expertly captures this "dance", in this series of 10 hummingbird cross stitch charts that can be stitched either individually or grouped together in a single work.
Tapestry Barn's designer is always coming up with fun ideas for using cross stitch in real life.
The purpose of this particular project was to cheer up some loved ones. She designed the cups with each person in mind, finished her stitched pieces as greeting cards and popped inside some lovely tea and herb tea-bags.
Full of charm, these roses are also inspired by vintage textile prints. The colors are vibrant and the blue background evocative of a radiant summer sky. The design can be finished into a cushion. However the pretty floral motifs can also be stitched individually, with many alternative finishes. Check the detailed pattern information for more finishing ideas. A cross stitch design by Tapestry Barn.
In these uncertain times, it's not easy to get away from it all. How about travelling with needle and thread? These miniature scenes will take you all over Europe and the cheerful colors will bring a taste of summer. Cross stitch designs by Tapestry Barn.
Brought to you by Tapestry Barn, here are two cheerful and sunny fruit patterns, real vitamin for stitchers! One has a fabric like design, that can be extended and used for any shape project, exactly as you would use fabric. The second has retro style fruit designs that can easily be turned into wonderful hand-made gifts.
You'll enjoy stitching these fun motifs in bright and cheerful colors, easy and quick to complete. Given their small size (3" square), they lend themselves to a variety of decorative uses to cheer up a friend or add a touch of gaiety to your home. Brought to you by Tapestry Barn.
Are you familiar with the lazy daisy stitch? It's an quick and easy stitch, ideal for flowers, petals and leaves. It's also very pretty!
Here is a charming alphabet by Tapestry Barn combining blue cross stitch letters and lazy daisy flowers. The alphabet is very decorative and can be stitched as a whole. Alternatively you can use the letters to form initials, names and words of you choice. Projects ideas include a "Welcome" sign, to greet visitors into your home, or a set of personalized bathroom towels for the family.
Young, colorful and fun cross stitch ideas for cheering up a friend, sending a Valentine or congratulating a grandson. These are ideal for cards but make great fridge magnets too! Designed by Tapestry Barn.
We love Tapestry Barn's young and cheerful style, as well as their fun creative ideas. Patterns are also easy to stitch and full of useful tips. Here are two projects that will bring a joyful Christmas touch into your home.
Also by Tapestry Barn, here is an outstanding Christmas nativity scene, with wonderful detail and colors, sure to become a staple of the festive season in your home. It is designed as a wall hanging scroll, extra handy for rolling up and protecting until the next Christmas season.
For your next trip to the market, say a polite no thank-you to plastic bags and pile your stuff into this cheerful shopping bag, created patchwork style in sunny colors. The cross stitch front piece is simply applied to a regular hessian bag.
Here's a creative home decor project, sure to brighten up one's day. This cross stitch chart is full of friendly bugs in colorful colors just waiting to settle down in the crafts corner of your home. Plastic canvas is your friend as it lets you cut out shapes right next to the brim of your stitching. It works great for magnets too!
Sunny Portugal inspired motifs for these little fishes, so pretty as a decorative motif but adorable too when stitched individually. Just add a little padding and hang them on the wall on little hooks, to decorate a bathroom or a corner of your house.
The letters stand out in the manner of hand painted blocks of wood, creating a sort of optical illusion in this elegant cross stitch sampler. The black background lends a lot of elegance but white and other alternative colors will work well too.