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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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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




Door Prize
Thank you to everyone who entered my door prize contest held during the October Needlework Show.
The winner was Desley of Australia!



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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




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Jane and Cassandra

This unique sampler from The Needle's Notion pays homage to novelist Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra, and includes interpretations of several motifs from needlework pieces attributed to the two sisters.
Having visited the Austens' Chawton Cottage home and viewed some of their needlework in person, I wished to create an original sampler inspired by their work, while incorporating my own designs influenced by the English countryside.

Finishing instructions for the pin keep, needle book and sampler ribbon edgings are included with the chart. The three designs are stitched on 28 count Light Mocha Cashel Linen with threads from The Gentle Art and DMC.

Sampler Stitch Count: 140 wide x 112 high.

Finished size of pin keep and needle book: 5 x 4 inches and 3 x 3 inches.

Finishing Tips
Here are finishing tips with photos for the Sampler , the Needle book , and Pin Keep Gathered Ribbon .



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Birds, Bees and Trees

Lyrics from an old Sixties tune inspired this love design featuring an abundance of sampler-style birds, bees, flowers and trees.

Stitched with DMC and Gentle Art threads on 32 count Lambswool Linen.


Design size: 7 1/2 inches wide x 5 3/4 inches high.



Coming Soon: Simply Charming



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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

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Last update: 04 October 2017

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.