Crewel Strawberry Patch

Strawberry patch crewel

Vintage 1981 strawberry patch crewel design, produced as a kit by Creative Expressions, purchased on eBay.

Approximately 7-inch square worked area.

Kit included design stamped on 10-inch square white 65% polyester/35% cotton fabric, Persian-type wool crewel yarn, an 8-inch hoop … Read more

Late Autumn, Hardanger

Late Autumn, Hardanger Design from Noelle Frances Designs

Late Autumn catches the changing colors as chilly mornings and frost tint the leaves and mums of summer.

An Intermediate level counted Hardanger needlework embroidery, Late Autumn is presented within a 25-plus page booklet. The design incorporates openwork areas worked … Read more

Holiday Cards — Homestead

Homestead house and barn

Homestead house and barn

My House and Barn Holiday card shows a wintry evening: stars shining above a country home and barn.  This counted needlework embroidery design is presented within a 10 plus page booklet.

Design count is 48w by … Read more



Stargazer is presented within a 20 plus page full color booklet that provides discussion of the charts accompanied by photos of the worked design.

This design is shown in two sizes.

The full design count 70w by 45h was finished … Read more

Winter Holiday Cards

Winter Holiday Cards

Winter Holiday Cards are an intermediate level counted needlework embroidery presented within a 25 plus page booklet.

Design count is 48w by 81h. Work area is approximately 3 by 4.25-inches on 18 count fabric.

Each Winter Holiday Card design has … Read more

Starburst Rhodes Stitch Style Needlework


Starburst is a counted Rhodes stitch style needlework embroidery presented within a 40-plus page booklet.

For those embroiderers who have not worked in Rhodes Stitch before, each individual stitch is a slanted straight stitch that is normally layered on top … Read more

Winter Sky Bargello

Winter sky Bargello

Winter sky

This photo of a late season winter sky before a heavy snow storm influenced my choice of the grey-blue thread colorway and name for this booklet.

Winter Sky Bargello is a variation of my Citrus Pomegranate Design that … Read more