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The Needle's Content
What is new?
What is new?
Year of Primitive Floss Tags
List of designs
Christmas ornaments
Christmas samplers
Dutch Samplers
Scissor Fobs
Small Samplers
Spanish Samplers
Stitching accessoiries
Tin Covers
Where to buy?

About 2 or 3 times a year I release new designs. With the shop keeping me busy as well I am not able to release as many designs as I would like, but I am glad that I can continue sharing my ideas with you. On this page you will find the latest news on my releases.

Online Needlework Show
Here you will find the winners of my doorprizes during the Online Needlework Show. Go check out our "booth" and particpate in the doorprize. Each day one lucky winner will be drawn from the participants.
April 15: Gayle B from Texas, who couldn't help herself and wrote she liked Texan Welcome best. Congratulations Gayle!
April 16: Diane F in New Jersey, who loves scissor fobs. Congratulations Diane!
April 17: the winner of April 17th will be announced on Sunday April 19th along with the winner of April 18th.
April 18:
April 19:
April 20:
Once the show is over, I will also let you know what your favorite stitching accessory appears to be.
Thank you for participating in this drawing.


(pictured above are from left to right: January, February and March Floss Tag)
Exciting new: A Year of Primitive Floss Tags
I am really excited to announce my new project for 2009: A Year of Primitive Floss Tags. Every month I will release a floss tag design in primitive style. Floss tags are great to stitch, they're quick, quite easy to put together and you can either keep them yourself, or give them away (or do both LOL). Of course you can also stitch the designs on one piece of linen.
For the floss tags I have chosen wonderful linens from Picture This Plus and the beautiful colors of the Simply Shaker threads by The Gentle Art. Join me for an evening or two each month to stitch and finish these cute designs.
I have set up a yahoogroup for the stitchers who will participate in this new project. By becoming a member, you will get access to the charts, a tutorial on how to make a floss tag, contests, advance notice of the materials used in the next design and more fun that we can come up with.
The price for all 12 designs is $ 24.00, to be paid by paypal. Once I have received your payment, you will get an invitiation to join the yahoogroup and thus have access to all the information.
Are you getting excited as well? Sign up now and get the list of materials needed for the January chart. Email me (info at needlescontent dot com) and I will send you a Paypal invoice.
If you prefer to buy the charts as they come out you will pay $3.50 per chart (you won't be able to become a member of the yahoogroup). Email me and make sure you mention which chart you would like to get.

Release July 2007
I am happy to announce two new designs from The Needle's Content. The first, a Dutch Darning Sampler, is a small design that features a vertical and horizontal darning pattern. The second is a new addition to my scissor fob series, the Dutch Scissor Fob. The designs are available directly from me or from Norden Crafts.

#59 Dutch Scissor Fob
This scissor fob features a Dutch windmill and wooden shoes. It makes the perfect gift for everybody who has a connection to the Netherlands. It is stitched with DMC threads in Delft blue colors on 28 count Cashel. Instruction for finishing the scissor fob are included in the leaflet. This design can be finished by hand.



#58 Small Samplers: Dutch Darning Sampler
This chart features both cross stitch over 2 threads as well as over 1 thread and a vertical and horizontal darning pattern. Stitched with a combination of one Gloriana and two Needlepoint Silks, it allows the stitcher to choose her own color combination. The design is stitched on 32 count Belfast linen and fits in a standard frame.


Below you will find the releases from 2006.

#57 Texan Welcome
I have a wonderful friend in Texas and she and her family make sure that I experience a warm Texan welcome every time I visit them. Stitch this design for your guestroom, your favorite aunt to visit, hang it over your door to welcome guest, you can use it in a variety of ways.


#56 No Sew Needlebook
This needlebook literally requires no sewing at all. You will finish the edges with a nun stitch and thread the pages together with cording or ribbon. Choose your favorite color to stitch this needlebook and you'll see that it is no hassle at all.


#28 Autumn Sewing Roll (leaflet)
This sewing roll holds a scissor fob, a pincushion and has a needlebook attached on the inside. It even has a small pocket to store your scissors or threads. It is stitched in Needlepoint silks and Gloriana silks, but you can choose any color combination you prefer. As always all finishing instructions are included.


Designs that reflect the past and represent the present to create a legacy for the future.