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Thank you for visiting us. Use the links above to see what we have to offer, as well as what we have in the works. You can order these charts through your local cross-stitch shop; they are available to shops direct from us, or through Norden Crafts . Please explore our site and see what we have to offer!

Visit Us at the Online Needlework Show!

If you haven't previously visited the Online Needlework Show, drop by and visit Historic Stitches. Retailers can order directly through this site, and stitchers can take a look at our offerings and ask their local needlework shop to order for them!

New in April 2011 - Christmas Songbirds Ornament

New from Historic Stitches, and just released in time for the April Needlework Show, is the seventh in the diamond-shaped series of Christmas ornaments. Christmas Songbirds was inspired by the many different bird motifs stitched on antique samplers in the Historic Stitches collection. Please visit the Christmas Designs page for more details about the ornament and to see a photo of the design for the ornament back.

New in 2010: Christmas Snowfall Ornament!

New from Historic Stitches, Christmas Snowfall is the sixth in the diamond-shaped series of Christmas ornaments. The ornament was inspired by geometric motifs reminiscent of snowflakes that appear on Dutch samplers in the Historic Stitches collection.

New for September 2008: Witch's Hat Scissors Case

New in September 2008 is a scissors case in the shape of a witch's hat to store your spooky scissors. The scissors case is stiched on 32 count black Belfast linen using DMC cotton floss. Thread alternatives for Anchor floss are provided. The Witch's Hat Scissors Case measures 4.75 inches wide by 5.5 inches high when finished. Please click here to see the design for the back of the scissors case. (Note: Scissors pictured with the Witch's Hat Scissors Case are available from Uncommon Scissors and are not included with the design.)

 

New in April 2008: M.A. Brown 1826 Sampler

New in April 2008, reproduction of an American Quaker sampler in the Historic Stitches collection. The reproduction of the MA Brown 1826 sampler is stitched on 28 count Vintage Examplar linen from Lakeside Linens. Thread alternatives are given for DMC cotton floss; Needlepoint, Inc. silk; and soie d'alger silk from Access Commodities. The sampler is stitched primarily in cross stitch over two threads with a small amount of cross stitch over one thread, and measures approximately 10.25 inches wide by 8.25 inches high. Chart pack includes an analysis of the MA Brown antique sampler by noted Quaker sampler scholar Lynn Tinley.

 

Quaker Pynkeepe Box

New for 2007 is a hexagon-shaped box which holds a small round pinkeep to store your pins. Included with the Quaker Pynkeepe Box, which is painted by Liberty Hill, is a chart with finishing instructions to create a round pinkeep which fits inside the hexagon box. The motif for the front of the pinkeep and the crown on the pinkeep back are taken from an antique sampler in the Historic Stitches collection. The Quaker Pynkeepe Box measures approximately 3.75 inches across at the widest point and is approximately 2 inches tall. The pinkeep measures appoximately 3 inches in diameter and is stitched on 40 count Iced Cappucino linen from R&R Reproductions using Crescent Colours hand-dyed cotton floss. Please click here to see a photo of the inside of the box and the design for the back of the pinkeep.

Christmas Quaker Ornament

New for 2007, this is the tenth design in an annual series of Christmas ornaments from Historic Stitches. Christmas Quaker was inspired by the fascinating variations of Quaker motifs, and includes motifs taken from antique Quaker samplers in the Historic Stitches collection. Chart pack includes charts for the ornament front and back designs (click here to see photo of the design for the ornament back) plus finishing instructions. The model was stitched on 32 count lambswool linen from Wichelt Imports using Crescent Colours Hand-dyed Threads. Approximate finished size is 4.25 inches wide by 7 inches tall, including tassel.

 

 

Visit Us in April 2010 at the Online Wholesale Needlework Show!

If you haven't previously visited the Online Needlework Show, drop by and visit Historic Stitches. Retailers can order directly through this site, and stitchers can take a look at our offerings and ask their local needlework shop to order for them!