Kristin Nicholas Design


I learned to stitch when I was ten years old. My grandmother Frieda who was from Germany was a talented stitcher. Her house was full of embroidered, crocheted, quilted and tatted textiles. I remember the first night I slept at Gram's house. I slept in her sewing room in a small bed that was covered with one of her handmade quilts. On the white cotton pillowcase, there was a border of colorful embroidery. That evening left such an impression on me and it wasn't long after that Gram taught me how to embroider.


I've embroidered a lot over the years - on my knitwear designs, on my clothing and on objects that decorate our farmhouse. I have written two embroidery books - The Amazing Stitching Handbook for Kids ($16.95 here) and Colorful Stitchery (now available as a re-issue from Roost Books for $21.95 here). I will be happy to inscribe a message!

Now I bring you something new - Instant Download Embroidery Patterns. All the patterns are available as PDF Instant Downloads. No need to wait. You can get stitching right away!

I have an on-line class on the Craftsy website called Stitch It with Wool: Crewel Embroidery. You can purchase the class and will be able to watch it forever. I also sell the linen fabric, wool thread and other supplies for the class here on my website.

Click this link to receive the Craftsy Crewel Embroidery class at 50% off.