Homespun Elegance The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch
6068 S. Sheridan Rd.    Tulsa, Ok. 74145  (918) 493-1136  (888) 543-7004   E-Mail    

Sandra Sullivan has been designing primitive Americana cross stitch for over 20 years! She has a distinctive, gentle, and relaxing style that is timeless! We have begun to highlight some of the more recent favorites... samplers, stockings, ornaments... lots of variety! Deep, country colors of browns, taupes, rusts, golds, and cremes... they fit almost any decor. Most are available as leaflets. Now Sandra's daughter, Hollis, has also joined her under the name of Hollis Designs.

Here He Comes... 2020 Avery's Ornament from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Here He Comes... 2020 Avery's Ornament
Personalize this with your favorite little girl or boy's name... the verse reads "Here He comes bringing joy to a sweet little boy (or girl)," then your preferred name.

Finishing approx 3 x 4, Santa is flying through the air above the village - but the lights are still on in the windows... so you'd better stop stitching and get to bed quick! Presented as a chart, coded for DMC or hand-dyeds. Add a star embellishment from your stash if you want that extra touch.

2020 Snow Joyful from Homespun Elegance -- click to see more 2020 Santa Love Stitchers Ornament from Homespun Elegance -- click to see more Santaville from Homespun Elegance -- click to see more
2020 Releases: Snow Joyful, Santa Loves Stitchers and Santaville
A couple of cute designs have arrived in plenty of time for next Christmas! All are charts, with embellishments suggested, but not included.
Snow Joyful and Santa Loves Stitchers are two ornament-sized designs that finish about 3 x 4 on 30ct fabric. Mixtures of DMC and hand-dyed floss, the Santa features some different colors of Wisper thread - a very thin furry thread.

Santaville is cute! It measures about 3 x 15 on 18ct linen over two, and can be stitched with #5 Pearl cottons or flosses. Sandra suggests you to finish it into a drum or windowsill tuck... it is embellished with buttons on both ends... the tiny sheep are only 3 stitches high and the snowman is only 7!

2015 Sampler Orn Christmassy Stuff from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Presenting the 2015 Annual Ornaments
Every year, we get a Snowman, Sampler and Santa Annual Ornament by Sandra Sullivan -- and here they are for 2015. All worked on Week's 32ct Putty hand-dyed linen in shades of DMC and a few hand-dyeds, they are all approx 40 x 50 in stitch count.

Offered as small charts, each features a tiny brass embellishing charm as well. We have 'a million' of these from past years... not all of them... but they are a fun collection for your tree, and they make cute pin cushions as well.

2014 Santa Ornament Old Saint Nicholas from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2014 Sampler Ornament Merry Chrismtas Wishes from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more 2014 Snowman Ornament Snowmen Everywhere from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
2014 Annual Ornaments
Every year Sandra designs three ornaments -- one for her Sampler collection, one for Snowmen and one for the Santa Collection. Always worked on a small bit of hand-dyed linen with DMCs and a few overdyeds each ornament is garnished with a tiny brass charm of some sort. This year's Santa features a bit of Wisper furry thread mixed with the DMC in his beard. If you have some light grey in your stash, you could do the same treatment with his sheep.

The Merry Chrismtas mini Sampler ornament has a tiny wreath charm, and the Snowman design is just plain cute -- they're playing in the yard, and it kind of looks like it's snowing. All are offered as charts with the charm embellishment. We have several of the previous 15or so past year's designs - but not all of them anymore!

Delivering Peppermints and Candy Canes from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Delivering Peppermints and Candy Canes
Homespun Elegance has new design -- an Owl-Santa is doing the deliveries with his cute candy-bucket! Stitched on R & R's 30ct Mink -- regular Natural or Khaki Aida looks great as well (good fabric alternatives). DMC or Week's flosses are called for, and there are amber shell buttons used on the wagon wheels down at the bottom. (Use the darker mangy side of them!)

The peppermints at the top can be cross-stitched, or made from white buttons with red stitches over them to look like mints. (We thought of the JABCO peppermint buttons as well -- you can soak them in coffee to get them darker.) Lots of cute options here, this finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 on 30ct -- Sandra has used Week's Merlot Wool for her backing -- it'd make a stunning pillow background!

Owls Love Christmas Too from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Owls Love Christmas Too!
Two more ornaments this year -- ALWAYS cute options for your tree, both follow a dusty, antique color shceme and are coded for either DMC or hand-dyed flosses.
  • 'Not Pout' comes with a small teddy bear charm, and you can see that there is room above Santa's head to PERSONALIZE this little guy. So for years to come... we'll know who needed the annual warning! It finishes approx 3 x 4.
  • 'Owls Love' comes with a brass candy cane charm and he's smaller at 2 x 3-1/2. I have a lot of Homespun Elegance ornaments on my tree -- Sandra has been designing for 35 plus years -- her collection is large, and has it's own charming look.
  • These two are offered as small charts with a charm.

    Peace To One and All from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Peace To One and All
    A peaceful pastoral scene... you could fall asleep counting all those sheep! At first, I thought this was Christmas... but there is green grass... and the title talks about A Summer Landscape.

    I love that small scenery at the bottom... you could even leave off the wording! Offered as a chart, the entire piece finishes approx 5 x 7 on 30ct.

    Flaky Night from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Flaky Night
    Here's a cute ornament or scissor fob... heart-shaped. Almost entirely stitched, you can use the fabric of your choice... since it is totally covered!

    Just a cute 3 x 4 design. offered as a chart.

    Rejoice in The Gift from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Rejoice in The Gift
    Homespun Elegance has a new heart-shaped ornament -- 40 x 60 in stitch count -- that has a tiny baby Jesus in his crib right in the middle of that sheep meadow! Of course the sentiment of the design is the important part... all is stitched with hand-dyed flosses, the sheep are Satin Stitched, and the ornament is garnished with a tiny brass crown charm.

    Sandra has finished this with some antiqued chenille trim -- it gives it an older, softer look. Offered as the small chart with crown charm.

    Rounds A Plenty II -- Halloween ornaments from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Rounds A Plenty II -- Halloween
    Homespun Elegance has designed little Halloween balls to match their Christmas Ornaments! The CUTEST little things... these are stitched on (really anything you want) 28ct Natural linen, and the stitching measures only 1 x 5 inches in size. (Scraps of misc fabrics are perfect!!!) Itty bitty stitching in Weeks and DMC flosses, you then hand-tack the needlework onto rounds of wool, you can see the hand stitching in the pic. Top with a cool button and a string hanger, stuff the round a bit, and you're finished!

    Each ball measures approx 2 x 2 x 2-ish. All 5 designs are offered in one chart. Buttons, wools, fabrics are all offered separately, and although we have everything and can send you bits and pieces of whatever you need... your stash might have it all too!

    Merry Birdies from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Merry Birdies
    Here is a trio of small birds -- each is 35 x 24 stitches in size -- that make up into cute ornaments. Nothing super-duper involved, each is holding a brass charm in their beaks, and are trimmed with hand-dyed Bamboo or Toasted Marshmallow chenille trim by Crescent!

    Offered in chart format, charms and chenille available separately.

    Merry Noel Collection from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more Merry Noel Collection
    Cradles of Christmas Joy... these are BABY Ornaments! The girl version features an angel, the boy's has a nutcracker... and everything is tucked into a wooden cradle! See the initials on the cradle, and the name and date above the figures?

    Offered as a chart pack of both ornament designs...

    Not I September: A Halloween Year from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more A Halloween Year Bits of Halloween March from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more A Halloween Year May Oh To Be A Witch from Homepsun Elegance - click to see more
    A Halloween Year!
    Homespun Elegance is beginning monthly designs that depict what our favorite Halloween people do with the rest of their year!!! So far, we have the months of October and November... October, she's out scaring people... but November, after Halloween, it's time for a garage sale to clean out the old brooms and get new ones for next year!

    We're going to begin our auto, offering the chart and linen. You supply threads from your stash! Linen cuts / colors vary each month. When your year is finished... I can imagine a basket filled with little pumpkins, raffia and 12 little stitched cushions filling it to the brim. What a pretty centerpiece!

    Sheep May Safely Graze
    Sheep May Safely Graze from Homespun Elegance -- click to see moreOne of Homespun Elegances newest releases, this is a neat one that coordinates with Wishing Thee Freedom, Warmth, and Plenty, along with Cinnamon Stitch Christmas XVIII. The main pic is surrounded on three sides with a border, verse rests along the bottom. All of our shop models are finished into pillows, complete with lavish decorator trims, and they look stunning!

    The 'guest of honor' in this particular piece is wearing a coat that is stitched (over a base of crosses) in Lazy Daisy stitches of Rainbow Gallery's Wisper thread, for a loopy, furry effect. Although alternate DMC colors are listed, you'll want to work this on the 28ct Amber, using all the neat Weeks, Crescent and Gentle Art overdyeds! Finishes approx 8-1/2 x 5, Sheep May Safely Graze is offered as a leaflet, buttons are separate.

    Watchful Angel from Homespun Elegance -- click to see more Watchful Angel
    Homespun Elegance's 2006 Sampler Ornament, this year's design features the watchful angel above in the sky... a cool big golden star in the background of the house, a Colonial Knotted wreath on the front door, and a little knotted wooly sheep! Offered as the chart with angel charm, this finishes approx 3 x 3-3/4 on 28ct.

    We still have some 2005 and 2004 ornaments shown farther down this page... and quite a smattered collection of previous year's ornament designs... but you'll need to call with availability on those... too much to list in an e-mail -- and the selection changes all the time!

    Peace on Earth
    Homespun Elegance has released a GREAT new set of designs... this is only one of my favorite five!!! Peace on Earth features the Olde Colonial Pointed Linen pillow that is stitched, and then buttoned down in the center. Homespun Elegance has several other designs on this little pillow -- even ornaments -- and they're all just wonderful! Peace is offered as the leaflet, with pillows available individually. The colors are luscious bricks, teals, golds, cinnamons, mosses and browns... all accented by Homespun Elegances Olde Brass Buttons! Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men... angels watch over the tiny village.

    Peace on Earth by Homespun Elegance -- click to see more!

    Olde Brass Buttons
    This is a wonderful collection of heavy, antiqued brass buttons designed by Sandra Sullivan. Embellishing most of Homespun Elegance's designs, these buttons are just awesome! Heavy on the weight and primitive feel, you can use these on so many projects, they look really good with overdyeds and wools. We've shown the entire collection here. Each button is available individually, so enjoy shopping!!!

    We Will Adore Him
    A primitive Nativity scene, stitched on 18ct Natural Linen in overydeds and Wisper threads, this finishes approx 8 x 12. Featured are five antiqued brass Homespun Elegance buttons -- very subtle. The sheep are stitched in Colonial Knots, for a raised, bumpy look, and the angel's collar is stitched in Lazy Daisy Stitches. Very pretty, lots of Molasses, Maple Syrup, and Chestnut colors! Available as the leaflet, we have the buttons as well.

    We Will Adore Him

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