I celebrate whimsical and playful needlepoint designs.
Whimsy is the catalyst for my needlepoint style, from needlepoint canvas selection to my stitch designs. The Stitch Guide library includes over 100 guides for artists Melissa Shirley Designs, Zecca Designs, Patience Brewster, Sandra Gilmore, and lots more!
Click any of the logos below to see the available stitch guides for a specific artist. Click here to see the newest projects added to the gallery. Or, click here for a gallery of all available stitch guides.
I'm here to help guide you with a cheerful, clean, and crisp style.
Stitch Guides & Stitch Concepts
whimsicalstitch.com signature Stitch Guides include detailed color coded stitch diagrams, close up photography of individual stitched elements of the piece, alternative thread suggestions, and insight from my own experience stitching the piece. Stitch Concepts are comprehensive stitch plans with detailed stitch diagrams, alternative thread suggestions, and insight on how to navigate the stitches. All whimsicalstitch.com Stitch Guides and Stitch Concepts are printed on high quality paper, so the photos and diagrams are clear.
Brand New Stitch Concepts
I'm thrilled to share the newest Stitch Concepts, based on Este MacLeod's Bird series. They are wonderful abstract interpretations of the four seasons. Click on any image below to get more information about the canvas and thread plan.
I want to spread the joy of needlepoint to both new and veteran stitchers.
My teaching style is warm and engaging. My workshops include stitch guides, companion visual elements for the classroom, and a sense of humor. Click below to visit where I'll be visiting in the near future. Come join us!
My weekly blog features fun and whimsical stitch suggestions, including diagrams, insight on possible thread selections, and suggested uses for the stitch. In addition, there are weekly companion posts on Instagram and Pinterest. Instagram hosts stitched samples from the weekly blog post(s) and Pinterest includes a library of all #whimsicalwednesday stitch diagrams as well as other needlepoint stitch, technique, and project inspirations. All are curated with the objective of broadening an experienced stitcher's horizons as well as introducing a new stitcher to the possibilities of needlepoint.
The most recent blogs are listed below. A selection of the corresponding stitched samples from my Instagram follow (along with the occasional spoiled cat photo).