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The Needle's Notion - imaginative cross stitch and needlepoint designs with a fresh nostalgic look.

Welcome to The Needle's Notion, designer of original charted needlework patterns. See what's new and what's coming soon. Ask for my designs at your favorite needlework shop.


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A Fine Pair

This Scandinavian-inspired snowman and hanging mitten make a fine pair for wintertime decorating.

The cheerful snowman keeps warm with his festive vest, mittens and cap.

Tuck some greenery or a few little gifts into the mitten pouch and hang on your mantle or door.

Easy stitching and hand finishing instructions for both projects are included with the chart.
No sewing machine needed.

A Fine Pair is worked on 28 count Lambswool Linen from Wichelt Imports using DMC and Gentle Art threads.

Snowman Stitch Count: 98 wide x 99 high
Snowman Finished Size: 8 inches tall

Mitten Stitch Count: 90 wide x 133 high
Mitten Design Size: 6 3/8 x 10 inches
Mitten Finished Size: 7 x 10 inches


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Hope Chest Sampler

What treasured household goods may have been found in an early American hope chest?

This happy design from The Needle's Notion features a tole painted coffee pot, a bird crock, a trivet and other items that a young maiden may have added to her bridal hope chest, while gathering her hopes and dreams for the future.

Hope Chest Sampler is worked on 32 count Country French Cafe Mocha Linen from Wichelt Imports using DMC and Gentle Art threads.

Stitch Count: 164 wide x 144 high
Design Size: 10 x 9 inches




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Calico Flowers

Look for Calico Flowers, a cross stitch and fabric applique design from Needle's Notion designer Lettie Eckberg, in the Summer 2018 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.





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Sampler Santa

Sampler Santa sports the latest in winter fashion. His traditional red jacket is covered with sampler-inspired motifs including an alphabet, deer, evergreens and bunches of holly. He has matching mittens that feature a tree and star design.

This jolly stand-up Santa from The Needle's Notion also includes movable arms that can be adjusted to hold a tiny bottle brush tree or other holiday accessory. All stitching and finishing instructions are included with the chart.

Sampler Santa is worked on 28 count Amber/Toasted Almond Cashel Linen using DMC and Gentle Art threads.

Stitch Count: 158 wide x 166 high
Finished Size: 11 inches tall




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Happy Harvest

It's time to enjoy the bounty of a happy harvest season. This fun farm design from The Needle's Notion celebrates the pastoral sights and colors of autumn.

All stitching and finishing instructions are included to make an arch-shaped hanging design. The piece is stitched with DMC and Gentle Art threads on 32 count Beach Walk Linen.

Stitch Count: 160 wide x 119 high
Finished Size: 11 x 9 inches




Coming Soon: Sewing Circle Smalls



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Painted Canvas for Needlepoint

Several Needle's Notion samplers are also available as painted canvases for needlepoint, offered by Ewe and Eye and Friends .


Lettie Eckberg
Address: 2920 Cassidy Dr NE
Rochester, MN 55906
Telephone: (507) 281-2756
Lettie.Eckberg@icloud.com

Check back often to see what's new!
Last update: 16 August 2018

All images and designs on this site are copyrighted by the designer, Lettie Eckberg. Scanning or photocopying The Needle's Notion charts for uploading and sharing with others is a violation of international copyright laws.