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Canadian Designers

Amberlaine & Amberpetites

Internationally recognized teacher and designer of smocking patterns who is located in the Ottawa area.  provides supplies, designs and classes . Please check out her website and blog.

Berlin Embroidery Designs

Embroidery/Needlework kits are designed exclusively by Tanja Berlin © Berlin Embroidery Designs including a few featured designs by Beppy Berlin. With every kit purchase I offer free email correspondence with myself (Tanja) incase you have any questions when working the embroidery.

Brenda Franklin Designs

Cross Stitch, Petit Point and Needlepoint designs.

Carolyn Mitchell Designs

Carolyn designs Canvaswork and Hardanger incorporating Blackwork and other needlework techniques. Her embroidery usually has a variety of stitches and fibres and her charts are easy to read with step by step instructions. Retail shops are welcome to contact Carolyn via e-mail for more information.

Enchanting Lair

Enchanting Lair’s collection of beautiful hand-dyed and hand-painted fabrics were created to enhance our designs. Our goal is to see our fabrics used on any special project you may wish to stitch, just use your imagination! Each piece of fabric has been washed in a rinse to remove the sizing , soaked in an activator and then either hand-painted , hand-dyed or immersed in a dye bath. Once the fabric has been cured over the next several days we have washed the fabric several times in hot water to remove any excess dye. After this process is complete the hand-dyed fabric is color-fast.

Great Bear Canada

Our ideas come from everyday experiences such as going to fall fairs with our two boys, dream-planning a garden in the middle of a Canadian winter, learning to wind a grandfather clock. Images of family life and love slowly fill our sketchbooks, then take shape as projects for needle, thread and cloth.

Gutter Lane Embroidery by Cynthia Jackson

Specializing in Bespoke design, education and reconstruction of historic pieces.  Cynthia is a graduate of the RSN after serving a 2 year apprenticeship with them. She is well known as a favorite teacher to Ottawa Guild members.

Jeannette Douglas Designs

began in 1998 after a family trip to the Rockies... the rest is history. Although Jeannette Douglas created her first needlework designs after this special trip, stitching has always been a part of Jeannette's life. As a teenager, she enjoyed many different types of needlework. Jeannette has a background in floral design and folk art painting, both of which give her knowledge of color and design. She puts a great deal of research in her designing efforts. Regular visits to stitch shops in the United States, Canada and overseas has been a big part of her business since 2002.

Kustoms Krafts Inc.

Kustom Krafts Inc. is a needlework design company nestled in a small Northern Ontario, Canadian town.The line now boasts an amazing selection of both counted cross-stitch and embellished cross-stitch kits.

Lorene Salt Needle Arts
Lorene Salt is an award-winning stitcher who lives in Aurora, Ontario.  She is well known for her vibrant canvas work designs.  Lorene enjoys watching a piece come alive through colour and texture.

MarNic Designs

is the creation of Maria E. Gollek of Coniston, Ontario, Canada. This area is steeped in a rich multicultural heritage. Most of her designs are in full colour booklet.

Mike Parr Embroidery Designs

OVGS member and former OVGS president has opened up his own business in the Ottawa area offering his original designs, kits, and workshops.  Mike is an internationally renowned designer and instructor.

Northern Pine Designs

Charted Needlepoint, Canvaswork and Cross-Stitch Designs

Victoria Sampler

The Victoria Sampler is a Needlework Design Company which is dedicated to providing timeless Needlework Designs, excellent service and a friendly responsive attitude to all our customers. Through our products and Cyberclasses, we aim to provide a warm and safe learning environment to new stitchers.

Wild Thread Designs

brings you the exciting, realistic counted cross-stitch designs of natural history writer and photographer Rebecca L. Grambo. Each pattern has only whole stitches - no quarter or half stitches. Therefore the patterns may be converted to both needlepoint and petit point - you can even use them as the basis for hooked rugs!

X's and Oh's

Designer Joanne Gatenby is the owner and operator, ably supported by her husband Bill and their family. Their goal is to bring new and original designs to market, and to that end Joanne has been working with artists for many years, licensing their work to convert to cross-stitch along with her own artwork - to the delight of both their fans!

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