Canvaswork or needlepoint - primarily geometric designs stitched with a variety of fibres and stitches. Usually designed for 18 count mono canvas. Designs are counted and stitched from a chart.
Surface embroidery books and patterns, including iron-on embroidery transfers and technique books on embellishing linens, household items, clothing, and more!
Books and patterns for making quilts - patchwork, appliqué, and more. Also includes patterns that combine quilting with other techniques, such as embroidery or cross stitch.
Books and patterns on a variety of hand-lace-making techniques, including tatting, crochet, bobbin lace, Battenberg lace, and needle lace.
Designs using Hardanger embroidery - an openwork technique originating in Norway. Hardanger is stitched with rectangular satin-stitched blocks at alternating right angles in two rows. Selected threads are then removed between the rows of stitching and the remaining threads are finished with a variety of filling stitches.
Patterns (and a few kits) for Brazilian embroidery - raised, 3-dimensional non-counted surface embroidery usually stitched with rayon embroidery thread, and sometimes embellished with other fibres and beads. Patterns are usually floral and often include insects and other small creatures.
Charts and pattterns done on very fine fabric or gauze, usually in half-cross, tent, continental, or basketweave stitch. Very popular in the 1970's, these patterns can be difficult to find. No fractional stitches, little or no backstitching.
Books & patterns in techniques other than those listed in other sections of the menu. Includes both counted and non-counted techniques