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All about cross stitching accessories, tools, fabrics, threads and fibers, and embellishments.

Dealers of Crafting Tools:
Alto's EZ Mats: A site that offers you a variety of mats, in numerous colors that can be cut for individual project needs, they offer the tools and the materials that can make this possible, so you can create your own mats. Check them out by clicking on their name above.
American Dream Products, Inc.
Maker of the E-Z Stitch Frames, carries needlework frames, floor stands, lap and tabletop stands, heart shape stands and other fine needlework products.
Artisan Design, Inc.
Manufacturer of fine hardwood stands, frames and accessories for needleworkers.  Each piece is built to exacting standards and designed specifically for needleworkers' needs.
Dazor Lighting Products
This manufacturer has a line of lights especially designed for stitchers, crafters and other hobbyists. They also manufacture and sell magnifiers to assist your stitching.
The Finishing Touch" Labels
A variety of sew-on labels for needleworkers.  The perfect addition to any gift.
Gingher manufactures high-quality scissors in a variety of shapes and for a multitude of functions.
Gripit Plus, Inc.
Manufacturer of frame holders, working frames and other needlework accessories.   All frames are made of alder wood. 
Need instructions on how to mount fabric on a Scroll Frame then click on the link below:
Mounting Fabric in a Scroll Frame
Excellent instructions on the best way to mount your fabric in a scroll frame.
The Flower is offering a free sample, which includes FREE skein, conversion chart, shop list and FREE sheet of charted designs, just click on the link above or send a self addressed business-size stamped envelope (two regular stamps please) to:


P. O. Box 3024, Dpt. W

Sumter SC 29151-3024



One of the best things about cross-stitch is selecting beautiful fabric. Visit the home pages of fabric manufacturers, including Charles Craft and Zweigart, and learn about what fabric is available for your masterpieces of stitchery.

The Dye Shop
This Canadian shop will custom-dye your fabric in any color you wish, or supplies its own fabric for custom dyeing. Specializes in patterns, including stars. Fabrics include evenweave and Aida.

The Fabric Cupboard - The Cross Stitch Guild
Have fun browsing the selection of fabrics offered by this market section of The Cross Stitch Guild. Buy Aida, linen band or linen by the meter or by the fat quarter. A nice selection of colors is offered, including checked fabrics and afghans.

Visit this site for a huge selection of fabrics and a great selection of hand-dyed linens. Their "grab bag" special on 9 x 12 evenweave fabric pieces is especially appealing.

The home page of Zweigart, manufacturer and vendor of fine needlecraft fabrics and products.  View products online, find a local store carrying Zweigart products or buy from mail-order shops.


Learn about some of the things you can use to embellish your cross stitch projects and find out where to get them. Use beads, buttons and other items to make your project unique.

Antiqued Charms
From Vintage, select a variety of antiqued charms -- brooch base, fans, cherubs and animals -- to add to your piece and order online.

Antiqued Charms
From Vintage, select a variety of antiqued charms -- brooch base, fans, cherubs and animals -- to add to your piece and order online.

Ceramic Buttons from The Yarn Tree
Here's a collection of hand-painted ceramic buttons.  Included are wild animals, Christmas buttons, "critter" buttons, holiday and folk art buttons.

Fancifuls Inc.
This site has an enormous and wonderful selection of charms to attach to your needlework or for any other purpose you can imagine. Sections on other uses for the charms, some tips and how-tos, and a gallery of accomplishments utilizing the charms. Wonderful hearts, insects, seashells, sun, stars, angels and more.

Glass Beads and Crystal Treasures
See what's available from Mill Hill's selection of glass beads and crystal.

Nostalgia Needlework
Carries a big variety of charms and buttons to use on your cross stitch pieces.  Select what you need and order online.

Shipwreck Beads
Almost every kind of bead you can imagine--and findings, tools, and more to indulge in while you embellish your stitchery with their beads! Order their print catalogue (there's a charge) or view the gallery of necklaces, purses, etc.

Wichelt Buttons
Click on buttons and hooks in the drop-down menu. See the wide selection of pewter buttons available from Wichelt Imports.



E-Z Stitch No Basting System

This new product from American Dreams makes attaching material to the scroll frames easy. So check it out!

Click on the image to read more about this product & for ordering information.

No more hassle of hand stitching or machine sewing the fabric to the webbing on the scroll rods!! Now you can attach the fabric instantly on contact to scroll rods. You will remove and reattach faster than you can blink an eye! And best of all, this new system is far superior to hand basting, it is 100% guaranteed to never lose it's tension.Just click on the image to view more details and order it from American Dream Products, Inc.

Heirloom Frames from Yarn Tree:


Looking for wooden frames to finish your cross stitch pticture, then why don't you check out these frames. They are American made frames, made from solid oak hardwood with a hand rubbed finish in either light oak or walnut tone. They offer various sizes from oval to round. They be delightful way to finish your finish.


Floss-Pak organizer from Yarn Tree is a great way to organize your counted cross stitch, needlework, and embroidery threads. Keeps all types of needlework threads clean and organized. Easy to use! Each zip close bag has an area to write the color number.

Threads & Fibers

What does every cross-stitcher use, and what does every cross-stitcher want more of? That's right - floss! It comes in every color of the rainbow and more besides. Find links to companies that make floss and specialty fibers and threads, such as silk, flower thread and wool.
The Caron Collection Ltd.
A great resource with color charts and information about their threads.   View color charts, usage charts or thread equivalents.
Select floss with their color chart and shop online.  Be sure to explore the other places on the site, it's a great resource.
The Dye Shop
Offers some absolutely delicious colors of hand-dyed cotton floss.
Eterna Silk
Markets 100% silk filament thread in stranded, mini-twist and heavy silk twist.   Try silk instead of cotton for cross stitch.  Use their conversion chart, find a nearby store or use their option for shopping at
Fabulous Fibers
Offer a variety of threads for your needlework needs, including some unusual blends.
Funky Fibers
These fibers are sold in color-family lots of five fibers, five yards of each. In addition, they're available in themes, with new themes added each month. For special effects, they'd be a great addition to your stash!
Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc.
Sign up for a free newsletter, find a store near you or get free patterns.   Kreinik's carries silk, metallic and real metal threads for hand and machine embroidery, and tools, gadgets and canvas.
Needle Necessities, Inc
A source of overdyed and shadow dyed threads, fuzzy threads and silk threads.   View individual colored skeins and order online.
Superior Threads
Stocks some unusual threads including holographic thread, glow-in-the-dark thread, glitter thread, metallic thread and textured polyester thread.  Order online, get tips or a newsletter.
Web of Thread
This online store carries a wide variety of threads. You'll find specialty threads of all descriptions, for embroidery, special effects, or any other form of needlework. This site carries the Vanish-Extra Water Soluble Thread featured in several cross stitch magazine projects.
YLI Corporation
Manufacturer of silk threads, silk ribbons, and many other exciting threads for embellishment, embroidery or other needlework pursuits. A site worth exploration!

All Cross Stitch Designs posted on this site have been designed by E.Flickner. I can be contact at If ordering a pattern please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.