Fans of all types of needlework enjoy the kits and accessories available through The Stitchery, an online needlework store. Beyond its needlework projects, The Stitchery's specialty shops offer clothing, jewelry and tote bags roomy enough to stash an in-progress needlework project.
The Stitchery's counted cross stitch section features more than 500 projects that are offered as kits or leaflets or in both formats. The themes range from nature and pets to holidays and inspirational sayings, with landscapes and children prominently included. Cats, both whimsical and serious, adorn more than a few kits. Many of the finished projects are suitable for framing, while others are designed for a specific purpose. Among the latter are bookmarks, samplers, tray and trivet inserts, and personalized commemorations of births and weddings. Christmas-themed items include stockings, ornaments and a tree skirt.
While the popularity of counted cross stitch needlework is evident, The Stitchery offers a number of projects for hobbyists who prefer other forms of stitching. Among these are needlepoint kits for pillows, as well as cases for eyeglasses, cell phones, eReaders, and tablets such as iPads, with themes ranging from nature to intricate geometric patterns. For those who prefer stamped cross stitch patterns, an assortment of tablecloths and runners feature this type of work, along with aprons and crib-size coverlets. A limited number of crewel and floss embroidery projects also are available, in addition to beadwork kits that add a bit of sparkle to traditional needlework.
Hobby enthusiasts always need accessories, and The Stitchery provides an extensive array of gadgets geared to lovers of needlework. From lights and magnifiers to frames and hoops, there are plenty of items to help sewers get on with their work. A variety of needles are available, as are needle threaders to help with that job; fabric for non-kit projects and organizing tools for floss and needles are readily available. For those kits destined to become pillow fronts, The Stitchery offers backs to complete the project.
The Stitchery's Specialty Shop for women's clothing offers casual style that's comfortable to wear. There are blouse and tank top sets, sweatshirts, both cardigan and pullover sweaters, and T-shirts; most of these items feature embroidered flowers or animals and insects. In the loungewear category, pajamas, nightshirts, caftans, robes, and slippers offer cozy comfort after a long day.
Other specialty shops offer jewelry such as bracelets, pendants, rings, and earrings, and a variety of totes and bags, both finished and in kit form, to hold eyeglasses, cosmetics, travel supplies or stitchery projects. One-of-a-kind gifts include home d