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6068 S. Sheridan Rd.    Tulsa, Ok. 74145  (918) 493-1136  (888) 543-7004   E-Mail    

A great collection of soft and hard-cover titles... our book selections cover Sampler History, Stitch Diagram and Instructionals, wonderful needlepoint and cross-stitch projects, Finishing techniques... just so many things! Enjoy some of the titles we carry in the shop!


Note: Reservations or TBAs may show up in your cart as $.01 or $.00 because we won't charge your card until they arrive in the shop and your package ships.

Do it Yourself Stitch People 2nd Edition from Stitch People - click to see more
Stitch People Books
Wow, this is a really neat set of 7 books that between them all, offer you literally thousands of different motifs to customize your own stitching project. We're showing you one of them here... click through to see the rest... it's definitely worth it!

The idea is to choose specific motifs from the entries to make your own family, vacation, or event pieces. You can use your own vacation pics or special event pics as the guide and stitch a memory that REALLY LOOKS LIKE YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR PIC!

Each book is spiral bound and printed in full color on heavy pages. The charts are huge, and as I mentioned, each book includes hundreds of individual options.

Hand Stitched House by Theresa Lawson - click to see more
Hand Stitched House by Theresa Lawson
Wow... this is a cool book that contains 200-plus pages on EVERY SINGLE detail and bit of information you will need to transform your house into a piece of needlework! Every single bit of architectural detail, every kind of landscaping, masonry, everything is addressed in here.

Because you are surface embroidering - it is loaded with stitch techniques and advice about which threads are best for what. The pictures are wonderful in here... stitching anything is optional! Definitely a treat for anyone who loves houses or Embroidery!


The 2021 JCS Annual Christmas Ornament Issue - click to see more The 2021 Collector's Halloween Just Cross Stitch Issue - click to see more
The 2021 Just Cross Stitch Magazine Annual Halloween Issue is Here!... and Christmas is Coming!
  • This year's Halloween Issue is darling... full of huge as well as teeny scary projects - all with a Halloween or autumnal theme. You get a ton of designs for only $9.99. It's always a fun treat to page through - especially in the 110 degree heat!
    We do sell out each season - we'll try to keep this in stick until late October, but then it's gone!
  • The 2021 JCS Annual Christmas Ornament Issue will arrive in early September! The cover looks pretty darn cute this year, and these sell out as well, so reserve yours now for shipment the day we get them in!

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - The Fall 2021 Issue COVER - click to see more Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - The Fall 2021 Issue BACK COVER - click to see more     The 2021 Summer Issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine
This magazine is just NEAT! Just like its name implies, it is full of Punch Needle Embroidery and Primitive Cross Stitch. 64 Pages of gorgeous photographs, full-sized templates and patterns, in-depth instructions, and fun articles about stitching groups and designers, you will enjoy every single page!!!

Printed on heavy paper, each project has its own 2 pages of space... there are no 'noisy' ads interrupting your browsing... and the pictures are just dreamy!!! You can peruse the subscription info inside -- I think it's something that needs to be in your mailbox 5 times a year -- each quarter and Christmas time!!!

Webmaster's Note: Put your mouse over each image to see its season and year. It will help you pick the ones you want. And don't miss our Russian Punch Needle page.

Punch Needle & Prim Stitcher Fall 2021 Issue $9.99
Punch Needle & Prim Stitcher Summer 2021 Issue $9.99


Punch Needle & Prim Stitcher Summer 2020 $9.99
Punch Needle & Prim Stitch Fall 2019 Issue $8.99



The Summer 2020 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine - click to see more The Fall 2019 Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Issue - click to see more Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine 2016 Christmas-Winter Issue - click to see more
Be Creative Cookbook from Rosewood Manor - click for more

Karen's Be Creative Cookbook
from Rosewood Manor

This is her 20th year... so she's compiled a cookbook of her past freebie charts... a bunch of border charts, and the best part... 75 of her favorite recipes! (Recipes are really only 'suggestions' for what else you could be doing instead of stitching... but why take that time?!)

She's laminated her spiral-bound book... added pages of specialty stitches, all kinds of stuff.



Pen To Thread - click to see more Pen To Thread - click to see more
Pen To Thread
WOW... this is an AWESOME 158-page book with over 750 hand-drawn motifs to embroider on anything! It INCLUDES a CD of every image in the book that you can RE-SIZE and PRINT for any project!!!

Darling stuff in here... it's divided up into subjects, and each 'chapter' has a colored pic of some of the motifs stitched... great inspiration here.

Subjects cover: Made in the USA, Food, The Craft Room, Tools, School Days, In the Kitchen, In the Garden, Around the House, The Great Outdoors, By the Sea, Animals, Plants, Frames and Borders and Alphabets. There are instructions for stitches in here, as well as using the CD. Beautifully presented! A definite YES to your stash!



200+ Fun & Funky Embroidery Transfers - click to see more
200+ Fun & Funky Embroidery Transfers
This is a publication by Leisure Arts that contains over 200 Iron-On-Transfers for regular embroidery -- the kind you do on pillow cases and dish towels.

Birds, butterflies, the Zodiak signs, some cute floral and animal borders... there are motifs in here that remind me of South America, Mexico, our Southwest, a couple of small seasonal things... and then 8 different alphabets.

Mix and match them all to decorate denim, T-shirts, bags... just anything!



Land That I Love - click to see more Land That I Love
This is a neat book, and you should buy it! (There it is in a nutshell!) It is a 120-ish page book full of line drawings of the 50 US states, and all sorts of lettering and motifs special to each state. By Indigo Junction's Amy Barickman, it begs for your creativity! Ready to be traced onto fabrics for embroidery... possibilities are endless.

A *Retro* personality to this... how neat would it be to teach a young stitcher basic embroidery with this? If you are traveling this summer... and you are going out-of-state... do pillow cases with motifs of the states you are visiting! If you go camping... it's a perfect momento! If you take a summer vacations somewhere... make kitchen dish towels with embroidery on them to celebrate your trip! If you have a camper -- maybe you have room for a cute stitched pillow in there? This book is your helping hand!



Modern Folk Embroidery - click to see more   Modern Folk Embroidery - click to see more
Modern Folk Embroidery
I stumbled across this book that features 30 contemporary projects for Folk Art inspired designs -- all done in traditional embroidery stitches! It is fresh, colorful, young and just fun! It's crewel embroidery -- stitched with embroidery floss on just about any fabric you want.

The book has 125 pages of stitch diagrams, patterns and pictures of 30 different projects that are so NOW and CUTE! Bags, dolls, pillows, ornaments... you can finish everything in here any way you want! Browse through it, choose a project, the instructions are very good. Bright colors, very *Retro* on personality!


Desert Island Stitches Vol II - click to see more Desert Island Stitches Vol I - click to see more Desert Island Stitches Vol I & II
OK... sure, you can use these stitches to stitch something *Island-y*... but actually these titles are mis-leading. These little books are meant to suggest stitches that you couldn't be without if you were stranded on a Desert Island!!! (honest!) Needlepoint Gurus Carole Lake and Michael Boren have compiled this pair of handbooks that feature TONS of different stitch ideas and suggestions for different areas of your canvases.

Volume ONE deals with stitches that are good for filling into small spaces in your design. Volume TWO presents 'serving suggestions' for creative borders. All sorts of ideas for all sorts of projects, these two offer advice all the way through the pages along with clear diagram repeats of the stitches. Handy little references to have... even if you are NOT stuck on some Desert Island!!


Christkindl from Rico Designs - click for more Christkindl from Rico Designs
64 pages of a full tiered tiny tree, rocking horses and gingerbread cookies, The Three Wisemen, CHARMING angels, , NUTCRACKERS (very hard to find!) and even a Merry-Go-Round!

I have a set of tiny wooden angel ornaments that are all playing musical instruments -- I've had them for almost 40 years... and I'm sure these charts are of THOSE angels -- because they are wooden ornaments from Germany -- where these books are published! Just lovely!!!!!!


Christmassy Messengers from Rico Designs - click for more Christmassy Messengers from Rico Designs
40 Pages. Darling little folk art angel people, snowmen, a trio of really pretty stylized evergreen topiary trees, monochromatic reindeer and checks -- inspired by coverlet designs -- and little Santa-people, as well.

So much red, taupe and cream color -- wait till you see the finishing ideas and the photos on the pages!


Wintermarchen from Rico Designs - click for more Wintermarchen from Rico Designs
A darling skinny Santa in here... lots of taupe reindeer, some little chicks with striped stocking caps, and more taupe-colored skaters... there is a tree pattern in here that is stunning! It is simply small circles and snowflakes all tucked into a curvy tree shape -- very contemporary and sleek -- stunning! 40 Pages.


Frohe Weihnachten from Rico Designs - click for more Frohe Weihnachten from Rico Designs
44 pages of cute stuff!!! This one has tiny ball ornaments and wrapped gifts, pine greenery, a row of solid pines, super-stylized reindeer, gorgeous flowing holly with partridges, even a silhouette of Santa and the reindeer in the sky.

All smalls in this book... you can put together everything in a million different ways.


Making Christmas Stocking Selections? Don't miss seeing the entire collections of several different designer's talents! Christmas Stockings are an individual thing! Some want all in the family to match... some want different designs to 'match the person'... Check out our Stocking Page for lots of options!!!

Knots, Fur and Turkey Work
A brand new book by Meredith Bamhill Willett and Beth Robertson, this is a beautiful publication printed on super-glossy paper and stuffed full of awesome, clear, pretty and current pics! The book delves into textured stitches that are used on canvas and linen. 28 Pages of fabulous, creative applications for both threads and stitches... I'd never heard of Faux and Cork-Screw Bullions, Sorbello Stitches, and Detached Woven Picots -- and when you see the up-close pics of what the different threads do for the stitches -- you'll be amazed!

The color pictures of thread and stitch applications are all fresh, 2005-ish projects -- I hate to open stitch books that show projects that look like they're 25 years old. These are fresh, current applications, with current threads. For instance, I know that Flair by Rainbow Gallery ravels like the dickens. This book shows an application for hair that features that raveled fiber!!! You can even shade it! (Who knew!?) Very, very nicely done!



Knots, Fur and Turkey Work -- click for more

Basics & Beyond
By Janice Love
Simply the best hardanger embroidery instruction book on the market, this has continued to sell year after year for us. Janice has written this book starting with the most basic of hardanger information, added great diagrams and photos, given you "Points for Perfection," left-handed instructions as well as right-handed, and an entire section of photos and instructions entitled: "Oh My Gosh... What did I do wrong, now!?"

Simply the best instruction book around, it'll walk you through the entire process, beautifully! 52 Pages.

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Fundamentals Made Fancy
By Janice Love
The sequel to Basics & Beyond, this book goes deeper into the specialty hardanger stitches. It includes lacy edge instructions as well as 22 other hardanger embellishment treatments. The diagrams and photos are very clearly explained, and there is even clip art included, so you can cut and paste your own hardanger designs together to create a masterpiece! An 'absolute to have' if you're a hardanger fan! 60 Pages.

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