Favorite Sites and Links

These designers have been an inspiration since I first started stitching.  

http://lena-lou12.blogspot.com/  This is a great finishing tutorial!  Make adorable ornaments and wall hangings with this No-Sew technique.

http://www.sebadesigns.com/    Banu Demirel has inspired my needlework journey.  Her site offers lots of beautiful patterns and freebies.  You'll also see the work of some very talented designers and stitchers.

http://www.pelintezer.com/  Pelin Tezer's monochome patterns are a great way to learn cross stitch.  Berlin work and Turkish-inspired motifs are also offered here.

http://lagattac.blogspot.com/  This is a great cross stitch database.  Find links to free patterns from all over.  Don't read Italian?  No worries, just click on the Google Translator at the top of the home page.

http://cyberstitchers.com/home.asp  With graph paper, finishing techniques, free patterns and a wonderful gallery, Cyberstitchers.com is the definitive cross stitch website.

http://www.x-calibredesigns.co.uk/ Carol Leather has great tutorials for all kinds of stitching.  Pretty patterns and 'how to' PDF books are in abundance here.

http://www.blackworkarchives.com/  Learn the history of blackwork, the method, and stitch some lovely, free Elizabethan-inspired motifs.  Good links, too!